Goias vs Fortaleza
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 20 August 2020
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: Estádio Serra Dourada (Goiânia)
The Emerald Green is just above the relegation zone after two games. They started this season with an away defeat to Athletico-PR. But in their recent fixture, they managed to draw Palmeiras away from home. In their first home game this year they will have a struggling opposition to face.
Last season Fortaleza finished ninth in the Serie A just above their upcoming opponent. After three games they have lost two games and are among the bottom seven sides who have not tasted victory yet. Along with Coritiba, they are the only team yet to score a goal so far.
Goias vs Fortaleza: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Tricolor is on a two game-winning run against this opposition.
- They have three wins and two defeats in the last five meetings with Goias.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in four of those five head to head matches.
- Both teams have two wins each in their five previous games at this ground.
- All four recent clashes here had more than 2.5 goals in total.
- Both sides found the back of the net in all those four games as well.
Goias vs Fortaleza: Prediction
This match is between two teams that could be considered as equals. The home side had to face tough opponents in their two matches so far. Since Palmeiras was out of form they could salvage a point. Similarly, the visitors had to face two top teams which resulted in back to back defeats. But they are also coming into this match after a draw with a mid-table team. Fortaleza has won both recent meetings with this opposition, but this is an away fixture. So I think we will see both of them sharing points on Thursday.
Both of them scored in the last four meetings at this venue. Even though the Tricolor has not scored this season they will get some chance in this one for sure. Especially since the home team has given away more than what they scored, we can expect both teams to score in this tie.
Goias vs Fortaleza: Betting Tips
Match to Draw @ 3.25 (9/4).
Both teams to score @ 2.00 (1/1).