Fortaleza vs Santos FC
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019
Kick-off at 23:30 UK/ 00:30 CET
Venue: Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo (Fortaleza).
Santos climbed a spot higher after their win and Palmeiras’s loss, the last match-day, in their respective games. The former will be eager to keep the momentum going. Also, in spite of the home advantage of Fortaleza, their current form should not be enough to help them make a stand against the determined Santos.
Fortaleza vs Santos FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, spoils were shared with a 3-3 scorecard.
- Both teams found the back of the net in the prior two games.
- Fortaleza are winless against this opponent since 2003.
- Five of the preceding seven match-ups saw Santos keeping clean sheets.
Fortaleza vs Santos FC Prediction
Fortaleza had twice taken the lead in their latest league fixture, which was against Internacional. And twice they failed to hold the lead. The game ended 2-2 after ninety minutes of intense gameplay.
Santos in the meantime recorded a convincing comeback against Cruzeiro, at home, as they hit four unanswered goals, in response to the one they conceded in the 14th minute.
Taking current form into account, Santos have won five of their last six match-ups, and have lost only once in their last 14 games. On the road, they kept clean sheets in four of their former six trips and won their preceding two such games as well. On the other hand, their opposite number remained winless in 22 of their prior 35 overall match-ups.
In addition, and most importantly, Fortaleza have not recorded a single win against this opponent since 2003, and have not even scored a single goal in five of their last seven meetings.
Finally, consider that Santos are trying to get into the second spot, after being replaced just the last match-day, while Fortaleza are comfortable with staying above the relegation line.
Consequentially, a victory for Santos seems the probable outcome this Thursday.
Fortaleza vs Santos FC Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Santos FC @ 1.60 (3/5)
Santos FC 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).