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Fluminense will host away team Ceará at Estádio do Maracanã in the Série A clash on Saturday.
Our Fluminense v Ceará predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Fluminense go into this match coming off the back of a 1-1 Série A stalemate versus Atlético Mineiro.
In that match, Fluminense had 36% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Fluminense was Caio Paulista (20'). On the other side, Atlético Mineiro got 12 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Guilherme Arana (52') was the scorer for Atlético Mineiro.
Fluminense haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They have claimed a sum of 12 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 7. That pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, however.
Leading up to this clash, Fluminense:
- have not won against Ceará in their last 4 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Ceará head into the meeting following on from a 2-1 Série A win vs Corinthians in their previous match.
In that game, Ceará had 39% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Ceará was Sobral (91'). Corinthians got 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Léo Natel (15') and Gil (34' Own goal) scored for Corinthians.
Ceará have had no problems opening up opposition defences in their most recent fixtures, having scored 12 times in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Vovô can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same games.
Their previous form shows that Ceará:
- remain unbeaten by Fluminense when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 31/07/2011, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Fluminense winning 2 of those games, Ceará 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A sum of 12 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them for Tricolor and 5 belonging to Vovô. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
Team News: Fluminense
Regarding absentees, there’s just one fitness concern for the Fluminense gaffer Odair Hellmann to be concerned with from a near full-strength group of players. Michel Araújo (Calf Problems) is sidelined.
Team News: Ceará
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, Ceará boss Guto Ferreira has no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game.
Ceará will likely create enough chances to get a goal against this Fluminense outfit, however that probably won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re tipping a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning margin for Fluminense when all is said and done. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Maracanã (78,838)
Captain: Frederico Fred
Chairman: Mário Bittencourt
Manager: Odair Hellmann
Competitions: Série A position 6
🔑 Key Player: Evanilson
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Evanilson was born in Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Fluminense in the 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 2 league goals in this Série A 2020 campaign so far in a total of 6 appearances.