Fluminense vs Ceara
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Monday, 19 November 2018
Kick-Off at 22:00 UK / 23:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Maracana (Rio de Janeiro).
Fluminense host Ceara on the last game of the Matchday in Serie A on Monday evening at Maracana. The hosts fell down to 12th place in the league ladder as a consequence of the poor form in the last couple of weeks. They lost three and drew one of past four matches across competitions failing to find the back of the net in the process.
Tricolor will thus have to work hard to even secure a place in Copa Sudamericana next term even though they still have an opportunity to win this season’s edition of the second strongest continental competition. They, however, need to come back from a 2-0 defeat in the first leg of the semi-final tie against Serie A rivals Atletico PR. The reverse fixture is scheduled for late November.
Fluminense vs Ceara: Head-to-head
Fluminense lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into their eighth meeting with Vozao.
Tricolor won two and drew one of three H2H clashes with Ceara in front of the home crowd.
Fluminense won three of past four encounters with Vozao.
Ceara came on top when the two teams played each other in late-July in this term of Serie A (1-0).
Fluminense vs Ceara: Prediction
The visitors are right on the brink of the danger area and they will need to work hard to secure the survival in the top flight of the Brazilian football in four remaining rounds. Lisca’s men do have an easier fixture on Thursday night when they play host to the rock-bottomed Parana, but they will certainly try and take advantage of Fluminense’s drop in from to make an upset on Monday at Maracana.
However, we still do find the value in backing Fluminense to snatch the spoils on the home patch knowing Vozao struggled badly on travels this season. The visitors lost 10 from 17 away games in the campaign and they will come into this off the back of four defeats in last five league outings on the road.
Fluminense vs Ceara: Bet Tips
Fluminense to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Fluminense to keep a clean sheet @ 1.90 (9/10).