Ceara vs Gremio
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 13 August 2020
Kick-off at 01:30 UK/ 02:30 CET
The King of Cups had finished in the fourth position the last season, with an impressive 65 points, and had qualified for the Libertadores. On the other hand, their counterparts could manage just a bottom tier finish, and they failed to even make it into the Sudamericana.
Going on, Renato Portaluppi’s men also have a great h2h record against this opponent recently, and they have begun their new campaign on a winning note – whereas their opposite number had to make do with a loss.
Likely, expect Gremio to be the better team on the pitch this Thursday.
However, understand that Guto Ferreira’s men are at home, and they relatively have good form at the moment despite their loss in the opener. Moreover, they have performed offensively well at home in h2h clashes previously. As such, expect goals from both teams at the Castelão.
Ceara vs Gremio: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The King of Cups had won the latest clash, with a 2-1 scoreline at home.
- Eight of the preceding ten meetings had goals from both teams.
- Since 2005, every single match-up have had three or more goals – except for two games.
- At this venue, the hosts have scored two or more goals in all but one encounter.
- The latest meeting at this stadium had ended in a 2-1 win for the hosts.
Ceara vs Gremio: Prediction
Portaluppi’s men had qualified for the Libertadores after finishing in the top-most tier the last season, while their opposite number had ended in the 16th spot – and thus did not even make it to the Sudamericana.
Going on, the former also do have a good h2h record in the recent past, and they have been one of the best teams in the competition for quite some years. Likely, expect them to post the win this Thursday.
However, Ferreira’s men are on a three-game winning run at home, and they have lost just once here in the last 12 appearances. On top of that, they have also scored two or more goals in all but one h2h game so far.
Thus, expect both teams to score goals as well this Thursday.
Ceara vs Gremio: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Gremio @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.25 (5/4).