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The Serie A meeting at Estádio Governador Plácido Castelo on Sunday will see hosts Ceará fighting it out with opponents Santos.
Our Ceará v Santos predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Ceará will be looking for an improved result here following a 2-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Grêmio.
In that game, Ceará managed 59% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, Grêmio got 13 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Diego Souza (43') and Ferreira (45') scored for Grêmio.
It has not been often in recent games that Ceará have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Ceará have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 9 goals along the way. Putting that to one side, we must now wait to see if that pattern might continue on in this match.
Coming into this fixture, Ceará have not won against Santos in their previous 9 matches in the league.
Since being beaten in their last game against Atletico PR in Copa do Brasil action, Santos and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The strike force from Santos have had real problems scoring goals over their last 6 encounters, contributing the poor return of only 3. In those matches, Peixe have also seen the overall goal aggregate of their opponents equal 10.
Leading up to this clash, Santos:
- haven't been defeated by Ceará when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. A very decent away record against them.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 17/10/2019 tells us that Ceará have won 1 of these games & Santos 3, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
11 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them for Vovô and 7 created by Peixe. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The previous league fixture between the two was Serie A match day 2 on 06/06/2021 when it finished Santos 3-1 Ceará.
In that game, Santos had 56% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorers were Jean Mota (19'), Marinho (63') and Kaio Jorge (72').
For their opponents, Ceará had 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Vina (45') was the scorer.
The referee was Jean Pierre Lima.
Team News: Ceará
There aren’t many selection issues, with just one fitness concern for the Ceará boss Guto Ferreira to be concerned with from an otherwise complete set of players. Vítor Jacaré (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out.
Team News: Santos
Santos boss Fernando Diniz has a number of players out of action. John (Meniscal Injury), Sandry (Ruptured knee ligament) and Kevin Malthus (Cruciate Ligament Injury) are not ready for selection.
We’re thinking that Santos will do well to see themselves scoring against this Ceará side who we think will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore expecting a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 advantage for Ceará when the referee blows for full-time.
Hoping for a good game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Governador Plácido Castelo (63,903)
Captain: Luiz Otávio
Chairman: Robinson de Castro
Manager: Guto Ferreira
Competitions: Serie A position 12
🔑 Star Man: Cléber
Normally playing in the Striker position, Cléber was born in Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Ceará in the 2020 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 2 league goals in this Série A 2021 season so far in a total of 13 appearances.