Ceara vs Santos FC
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 2nd June 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo (Fortaleza).
Ceara had a whirlwind of the first half against Gremio the last time they lined up at home. The home team found the back of the net in the 11th minute itself, and 12 minutes later, an unlucky own goal increased the lead of the hosts to two. Just seven minutes further down the road, Gremio hit back.
From there on it was downhill as far as goals were concerned, and the scoreline stood the same.
Santos was humiliated on the road by Palmeiras with a 0-4 scorecard. Within 20 minutes into the first half Santos was trailing by two goals, and at no point of time did they look threatening enough to the hosts. In the next 45 minutes, Ceara added another two goals to complete the visitors’ misery.
Ceara vs Santos FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ceara has never kept a clean sheet against this opponent.
- Santos scored two or more goals in two of the last three games.
- Both teams scored in 100% of meetings at this venue.
- Except for once, Ceara registered two or more goals in all matches at their home.
Ceara vs Santos FC Prediction
Santos has been struggling in their last five games, and their only win in the stretch came against Vasco, at home. Keep note that Vasco is the dead-last team in the competition. Santos was also winless in 12 of their last 13 away ties. Ceara, on the other hand, won their last two games, and three of their last five at home. They have also registered two or more goals in four of their last seven attempts at home.
As such, expect Santos to have a tough time on the road this weekend. But do mind that never have they failed to breach the Ceara defense, be it at home, or on the road. Especially at this venue goals have never been a problem for either of these two squads.
100% of matches at this stadium had goals at either end of the pitch. Expect the same to happen this time around too.
Ceara vs Santos FC Betting Tips
Ceara to Win @ 2.60 (8/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).