America Mineiro vs Ceara
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 September 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Raimundo Sampaio, Belo Horizonte.
Ceara notched salvation points seven days ago when they shockingly saw off title-chasers Flamengo 0-1 away at Maracana thanks to a stoppage-time goal from Leandro Carvalho.
It was Vozao’s maiden attempt on target, but it found the back of the net helping them move five points away from the rock-bottomed Parana ahead of the mid-week round.
Lisca and his men still have a mountain to climb to reach safety with four points between them and Vasco da Gama between them at the moment.
Can they capitalize on the huge Maracana victory on Sunday evening when the team travels to Belo Horizonte to play America Mineiro at Estadio Raimundo Sampaio?
The hosts, who also played the second division football together with Ceara last year, are in a somewhat more comfortable situation being six points adrift of their weekend’s counterparts.
It’s still far from a job done for Adilson Batista’s troops who would seriously compromise their ambitions of saving the elite class status with a failure against direct relegation rivals here.
America Mineiro vs Ceara: Head-to-head
- The draw was the most frequent of outcomes in the history of H2H meetings between these two likes.
- It happened on 8 occasions as America Mineiro won 7 and lost 4 ahead of the landmark 20th encounter with Vozao.
- Teams shared spoils in a four-goal thriller in Fortaleza when they met in this term of Serie A back in mid-May.
America Mineiro vs Ceara: Prediction
Coelho have been playing hot and cold throughout the season. They are generally very tough to beat on the home patch where they are undefeated in last five outings. However, four of these ended in draws, three goalless.
Lisca will no doubts park the bus and try and replay the strategy from the Flamengo clash.
If it worked against the third-placed outfit, why wouldn’t it when the opposition are fellow strugglers?
This, combined with the importance of the clash itself, makes Under 2.5 goals the best of the betting options here.
Since four of last five games America played in front of the home crowd ended without a winner, the draw has to be the genuine alternative option.
America Mineiro vs Ceara: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 5/11 (1.45)
Draw at final whistle for 5/2 (3.50 odd).