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Ceará will be facing the visiting Corinthians at Estádio Governador Plácido Castelo in the Serie A meeting on Thursday.
View all of the Ceará v Corinthians predictions, poll and stats below - as well as the best betting odds.
Ceará prepare for this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Serie A drawn match vs Atlético Goianiense.
In that match, Ceará had 41% possession and 5 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Ceará was Vina (48'). Atlético Goianiense had 19 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. João Paulo (55') scored for Atlético Goianiense.
Ceará haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 10 during that period and have conceded a total of 4. Historical results aside, it remains to be seen if that pattern will be replicated in this next game.
Taking a look at their past results, Ceará:
- have not won against Corinthians in their last 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
Corinthians come into this meeting following on from a 2-0 Serie A win with the eclipse of Santos in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Corinthians had 64% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 11 on target. For Corinthians, goals were scored by Jô (47') and Gabriel (85'). Santos had 9 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring Corinthians has been apparent recently. Checking on their last 6 games shows that it has happened 5 times. In these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal total of 6 and Corinthians have scored 7.
Going into this one, Corinthians haven’t won away from home in the past 7 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings going back to 05/09/2018 shows us that Ceará have won 2 of these & Corinthians 3, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A sum of 18 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 8 of them for Vovô and 10 being from Timão. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The previous league meeting between these sides was Serie A match day 16 on 15/08/2021 which ended up with the score at Corinthians 3-1 Ceará.
That time, Corinthians managed 61% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorers were Adson (17', 30') and Renato Augusto (68').
On the other side, Ceará had 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Rick (70') scored.
The referee was Rodolpho Toski Marques.
Team News: Ceará
The Ceará manager Tiago Nunes will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all before this game with a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Corinthians
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to select from, the Corinthians manager Sylvio Sylvinho does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
We’re thinking that Corinthians may not find it easy to find the net against this Ceará outfit who we think should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a good battle with a 1-0 winning score for Ceará at full-time.
There should be little in it.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Governador Plácido Castelo (63,903)
Captain: Luiz Otávio
Chairman: Robinson de Castro
Manager: Tiago Nunes
Competitions: Serie A position 10
🔑 Key Player: Vina
Regularly playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Vina was born in Curitiba, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Coritiba in the 2012 season, the dangerous Midfielder has got 7 league goals in this Série A 2021 campaign so far from a total of 31 appearances.