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Ceará will face off against away side Flamengo at Estádio Governador Plácido Castelo in this Série A fixture on Sunday.
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Ceará will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 2-0 Série A loss in their previous game against Internacional.
In that game, Ceará had 39% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Internacional had 17 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Galhardo (44', 76') was the scorer for Internacional.
A recurring aspect of more recent Ceará games is the number of nil scores.
From their previous six matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on BTTS would've been a losing one. Previous results aside, it remains to be seen if the trend might be sustained in this upcoming match.
Going into this encounter, Ceará have left without a victory over Flamengo in their last 2 league games.
Flamengo will come into the clash following a 1-2 Série A win against Fluminense in their previous match.
In that game, Flamengo managed 53% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Flamengo, the goals were scored by Filipe Luis (8') and Gabriel Barbosa (34'). On the other side, Fluminense got 18 shots at goal with 3 on target. Digão (90') was the scorer for Fluminense.
Looking at their form, and Flamengo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 7 goals in total. At the back, Fla just haven’t been too solid at all.
Heading into this contest, Flamengo are unbeaten in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 24/07/2011 shows that Ceará have won 1 of these games & Flamengo 4, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
An aggregate of 15 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 3 from Vovô and 12 created by Fla. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league clash between these sides was Série A match day 35 on 28/11/2019 which ended up with the score at Flamengo 4-1 Ceará.
That day, Flamengo managed 66% possession and 25 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The goals were scored by Bruno Henrique (65', 74', 85') and Vitinho (91').
Ceará had 5 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Galhardo (27') scored.
The referee was Paulo Roberto Jr..
Team News: Ceará
Ceará boss Guto Ferreira does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match owing to a completely injury-free group to choose from.
It’s our opinion that Vovô could use the 4-2-3-1 system in the match featuring Fernando Prass, Bruno Pacheco, Tiago Pagnussat, Luiz Otávio, Samuel Xavier, Charles, Vinícius Lima, Fernando Sobral, Vinicius Goes, Leandro Carvalho and Cléber.
Team News: Flamengo
Owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from, Flamengo boss Domènec Torrent does not have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game.
We believe Fla seem most likely to make use of a 4-4-2 formation, giving starts to Hugo Souza, Mauricio Isla, Rodrigo Caio, Léo Pereira, Filipe, Éverton Ribeiro, Willian Arao, Thiago Maia, Giorgian de Arrascaeta, Gerson and Pedro.
Our feeling is that Ceará will need things to go their way to get anything against this Flamengo lineup who we reckon will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re therefore predicting a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 winning score for Flamengo at the end of this game.
Should be a close one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Governador Plácido Castelo (63,903)
Captain: Luiz Otávio
Chairman: Robinson de Castro
Manager: Guto Ferreira
Competitions: Série A position 9, Copa do Brasil (Fourth Round)
⭐ Star Man: Vinícius Goes
Mostly played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Vinícius Goes was born in Curitiba, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Coritiba in the 2012 season, the gifted Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in this Série A 2020 campaign so far in a total of 5 appearances.