Ceara vs Athletico Paranaense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 30 November 2019
Kick-off at 22:00 UK/ 23:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo (Fortaleza).
All Ceara will have to hold on this weekend will be the home advantage, as one of the most in-form teams in the competition comes visiting them. Considering the winning streak of Athletico, and the current struggles of Ceara, even the home status might not be able to rescue them.
Ceara vs Athletico Paranaense Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Athletico won 1-0.
- Ceara failed to score in three of the former five clashes.
- It’s been seven years since Ceara have won against this opponent.
- The last time these two met at this stadium, spoils were shared with a 0-0 scorecard.
Ceara vs Athletico Paranaense Prediction
Ceara completely lost the plot on the road the last match-day, as they took on Flamengo. It looked as if the guests were on course to a famous win over the much-stronger opponents, as Ceara had been leading 0-1 for a considerable amount of time.
However, late into the second half, the hosts opened their floodgates and scored four unanswered goals in a row.
In the meantime, Athletico had hosted tough customer, Gremio, the prior game week. One goal apiece in each half clinched a 2-0 win for the hosts then.
Coming to the result of this upcoming encounter, take note of the form of both teams.
Ceara are winless in their last four matches and lost three of those. They had also failed to score in two of their previous four games and remained winless in 17 of their preceding 21 match-ups.
On the other hand, their counterparts are unbeaten in their last ten straight games and won their last four in a row. Moreover, they have lost just once in their previous 17 match-ups, and this sole loss had come against reigning Copa Libertadores champions, Flamengo.
On the road, they are on another streak of nine unbeaten games and kept clean sheets in their last two. And finally, Ceara have not won a single match against this opposition since 2012.
Considering all these observations, the top pick for the day is easily a win for Athletico Paranaense.
Ceara vs Athletico Paranaense Betting Tips
To Win: Athletico Paranaense @ 2.75
Half Time Result: Athletico Paranaense @ 3.50.