Ceara vs Parana
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Thursday, 22 November 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Governador Placido Aderaldo Castelo (Fortaleza).
Ceara and Parana together earned the promotion to the top flight football last year. Whilst the visitors made it just a one-year spell of loan there, Ceara might enjoy another elite class season being two points above the red zone with two games left to play.
The clash against the rock-bottomed and already relegated Parana side is a match-point for the hosts who could easily escape on a five-point cushion from fellow relegation strugglers with a result here. Can they live up to the ambitions and see off Tricolor here?
The hosts are winless in last four league games and they won’t come into this in the highest of spirits though. They will, however, rely on a superb home form after winning four and drawing two of last six league matches in Fortaleza.
Ceara vs Parana: Head-to-head
The draw was by far the most frequent of outcomes in the history of head to head clashes between these two likes.
It happened 9 times in 19 matches. Parana won 6 and lost 4 of remaining 10.
None of past five head to head outings saw three or more goals scored.
Ceara will come into this off the back of two straight 1-0 wins over Parana.
Ceara vs Parana: Prediction
The visitors had a dreadful campaign in this term of Serie A, but they look to be playing much better without any kind of pressure. They stunned America Mineiro 0-1 on the road earlier this month, only to make a much greater upset by holding the runaway leaders Palmeiras to a 1-1 draw last weekend.
Dado Cavalcanti looks to have found the right formula to keep things defensively and Vozao might struggle to create up front on Thursday. This is why the Under 2.5 goals FT is our primary betting pick at 1.70 odds. Braver tipsters can try with Ceara to win 1-0 at 5.00.
Ceara vs Parana: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70 (7/10)
Ceara to win 1-0 @ 5.00 (4/1).