Vasco da Gama vs Ceara
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 13th June 2019
Kick-off at 23.15 UK/ 00.15 CET
Venue: Estádio Vasco da Gama (Rio de Janeiro).
Vasco, after seven winless games in a row, finally posted a win the last day, and over Internacional, of all teams. Their victory has seen them slightly improving their position in the table, but are still in the relegation zone.
To get free from that pit, consistent efforts will be needed to put in, and this home game is a great opportunity to start with.
A two-minute blast in their tie against Internacional saw them score two goals at the end of the first half. Hosts Vasco then tried their best to hold on to the slender lead, which they did despite conceding one back.
While Ceara had to settle for a goalless draw in their last fixture, the stature of the opponent turns it into a moral win. Bahia, who is fighting valiantly for a Copa Libertadores direct-spot, could not break the deadlock against a determined Ceara side.
Vasco da Gama vs Ceara Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last seven wins went to Vasco.
- Nine of the last twelve games had under 2.5 goals.
- Vasco won four of the last five meetings at this venue and drew the fifth.
- Ceara could net just three goals in total from their last five visits to this venue.
Vasco da Gama vs Ceara Prediction
Vasco seems to be on a surge of improvement after their slow start in the league. They recorded a tough win over Internacional, which has improved their confidence. Once more, the team has been afforded with the home advantage, and are taking on Ceara, who was winless in seven of their last ten matches.
Also, the visitors of this tie have lost seven of their last twelve fixtures. On the road, they lost three of the last four tries too.
Importantly, Vasco recorded six of the last seven h2h wins and was unbeaten in the last five such meetings at home. The team managed to win four games in front of their home crowd during this stretch too. Finally, Ceara has just three goals to their name from the last five encounters with Vasco, at this stadium. Expect Vasco to post another three points on the board.
Regarding goals, do not forget that Vasco was a team riddled with performance problems, and more than that, nine of the last twelve face-to-face meetings had two or fewer goals. Also, Ceara failed to score in their last two ties as well.
It’s building up to be a low goal-scoring affair.
Vasco da Gama vs Ceara Betting Tips
Vasco da Gama to Win @ 1.90.
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.53 odd