Ceará vs Atletico Mineiro
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Monday, 29 October 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Governador Placido Aderaldo Castelo (Fortaleza).
Atletico Mineiro have put their Copa Libertadores ambitions in jeopardize after a streak of three straight games without a single goal scored. They are still inside the top 6in the ladder, but now only three points adrift of the 7th-placed Santos with eight games left to play.
The head coach Levir Culpi will be desperate to see improvements in his side’s build-up play on Monday when Galo are to close the 31st round with the away fixture against relegation-threatened Ceara. The hosts will come into the game in high spirits after a shocking 0-2 victory over Cruzeiro in mid-week. It was striker Arthur who made the difference with a brace in Belo Horizonte. Can he inspire Vozao to pick up a new victory here against Atletico Mineiro?
Ceara vs Atletico Mineiro: Head-to-head
The head to head stats is all tied at three wins, draws and defeats apiece ahead of the landmark 10th encounter between the two teams.
We have to mention it’s been seven years since these two likes have last locked horns before this term’s clash at Estadio Raimundo Sampaio.
Speaking of it, it was won by Atletico Mineiro 2-1 in mid-June.
Ceara vs Atletico Mineiro: Prediction
The massive Cruzeiro scalp helped Ceara move away from the drop zone. They are still in huge danger being a single point above the line at this stage. Can they survive in the elite class for longer than a year?
The good news for the local fans is Ceara’s recent rise in form, especially on the home patch. Vozao won three and drew one of last four league games at Estadio Governador Placido Aderaldo Castelo. It is a streak which saw them concede just two goals along the way.
The match has a big importance for both sides who head into it with different ambitions. We expect a huge battle at the center of the park and very few goal-scoring chances at both ends. The Under 2.5 goals FT is a banker bet at 1.60, while braver tipsters can try with Vozao to keep a clean sheet at 3.00 knowing Atletico failed to find the back of the net in past three league affairs.
Ceara vs Atletico Mineiro: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60 (3/5)
Ceara to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00 (2/1).