Ceara vs Fluminense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 28 July 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal Presidente Getulio Vargas (Fortaleza)
Fluminense travel to rock-bottomed Ceara on the back of three-match unbeaten streak and two wins in a row, after holding Vasco da Gama to a draw and beating Sport Recife and Palmeiras since the break, hoping to build on it at Estadio Municipal Presidente Getulio Vargas and keep up with the top 4.
They come into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 win over Palmeiras but this was only the first clean sheet for Flu since late May, as Marcelo Oliveira’s men regularly score goals and largely base their success on that. We’ve seen them conceded nine in their last four games on the road and this could be more worrying ahead of the trip to Fortaleza but the visitors will surely be very motivated to capitalize on the rivals woes.
Ceara come into the match amid a very unpredictable spell of form, suffering a 1-0 loss at Internacional just days ago. They’ve beaten Sport Recife beforehand but failed to build on the success, still sitting 20th with eight points won in 14 games. Lisca has been able to set up a tougher defensive line recently but it’s questionable whether they have what it takes to bounce back once again.
Ceara vs Fluminense: Head-to-head
Fluminense have bagged three wins in the last three head-to-head clashes against Ceara.
We’ve seen three or more goals on all three occasions.
Ceara have bagged just one win over the rivals in six matchups total, turning a narrow contest their way 1-0 back in May 2010.
Ceara vs Fluminense: Prediction
We will now back Fluminense to build on the rather convincing head-to-head records and bag their third consecutive win in Fortaleza on the day, going for it at 2.70. We have seen them in great shape recently and this should prove enough at this point.
However, we do believe they’ll have to outgun the rivals too and with that in mind, we’ll also stick our necks out for Over 2.5 goals FT at 2.57. We have seen such games in all of the last three head-to-head contests and we do believe this shapes as another such occasion in the making.
Ceara vs Fluminense: Bet Tips
Away win @ 2.70
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.57.