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Ceará will be at Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira on Saturday for the Serie A clash with home side Coritiba.
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Coritiba, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-0 Serie A success against Palmeiras.
In that game, Coritiba managed 47% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Coritiba was Jonathan (88'). For their opponents, Palmeiras had 15 shots at goal with 4 on target.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Coritiba have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Coxa have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals along the way. Putting that to one side, time will tell whether that trend shall continue on in this next match.
Ahead of this meeting, Coritiba haven't beaten Ceará in their previous 2 league matches.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Fluminense in Serie A action, Ceará and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Ceará had 51% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Ceará was Vinícius Goes (78'). On the other side, Fluminense had 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. John Kennedy Batista de Souza (45'), Matheus Pato (59') and Samuel (88') scored for Fluminense.
Looking at their form, and Ceará have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 9 goals overall. In defence, Vovô have seen their frailties exposed.
Going into this contest, Ceará are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
The previous league meeting between these clubs was Serie A match day 18 on 24/10/2020 when the final score was Ceará 2-1 Coritiba.
That time, Ceará had 36% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The goals were scored by Vinícius Goes (8') and Eduardo (52').
On the other side, Coritiba got 14 shots at goal with 6 on target. Rodrigo Muniz (2') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Felipe Fernandes de Lima.
Team News: Coritiba
Coritiba manager Rodrigo Santana will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match with a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Ceará
With a completely injury-free group to choose from, Ceará boss Guto Ferreira has no fitness concerns to speak of before this match.
We’re of the view that Coritiba will likely create enough chances to score a goal against this Ceará outfit, although one goal isn’t likely to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re therefore expecting a narrow 1-2 victory for Ceará when the full-time whistle blows. Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira (40,502)
Captain: Rafael Rafinha
Chairman: Samir Namur
Manager: Rodrigo Santana
Competitions: Serie A position 19
🔑 Star Player: Robson
Normally playing in the Left Wing position, Robson was born in Campinas, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for São Paulo in the 2016 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 8 league goals in this Série A 2020 campaign so far in a total of 30 appearances.