Santos FC vs Ceara
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019
Kick-off at 23:15 UK/ 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Vila Belmiro (Sao Paulo).
Santos, one of the best in Brazilian football, should easily make this a routine win with aid of their home crowd. Given that they are hosting a relegation-battler, the matter should become even easier.
Santos vs Ceara Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last the Big Grandpa won was back in 2010.
- These two met three months back, and then Santastic won 0-1 on the road.
- Adilson Batista’s men are yet to keep a clean sheet against this opponent.
- At this venue, the hosts are unbeaten in the previous decade.
- Jorge Sampaoli’s men kept clean sheets in the former two clashes at home.
Santos vs Ceara Prediction
The Big Grandpa is as of now 16th in the table, just above the cut-off, and if not for their tie against Avai, would have been on a long winless run. To quote a stat, the team was on a ten-game winless run before their narrow home-win against the Team of Bravery.
On the other hand, their counterparts are fighting for the top-most spot, and are invincible in their former five ties. In front of their home crowd, the squad went unbeaten in 20 of their last 23 attempts and won an astonishing 16 of these as well.
They also had kept clean sheets in the previous two home ties and scored twice or more in ten of their prior fifteen appearances in front of the home crowd.
In addition, the last they lost against this opponent was back in 2010, and that too on the road. In fact, at this venue, they are unbeaten against this rival and have only conceded one goal in the last decade.
As these observations clearly suggest, anticipate a dominating victory by the legendary Santos this Thursday.
Santos vs Ceara Betting Tips
Santos -1 Handicap @ 2.35
Over 0.5 goals in first half @ 1.46.