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Ceará will visit Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho on Sunday for the Serie A meeting with home side Sport Recife.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Sport Recife v Ceará are shown on this page (including the best match odds).
Sport Recife will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-1 Serie A triumph over América Mineiro.
In that game, Sport Recife managed 36% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Sport Recife was Paulinho Moccelin (86'). At the other end, América Mineiro got 17 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
Sport Recife have struggled with their forward play in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 3 against opposition teams over the course of their last 6 fixtures. In those games, Leão da Ilha have also seen the number of goals against them come to 4. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see if that pattern might be replicated here in this match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Sport Recife:
- have not lost a league tie with Ceará in their previous 3 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
Ceará go into this game after a 1-0 Serie A win with the downing of Atletico PR in their most recent game.
In that game, Ceará had 53% possession and 21 shots at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Ceará was Wendson (98'). For their opponents, Atletico PR got 9 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
A sequence of accomplished performances from the Ceará defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their past 6 clashes in total. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 6.
Analysis of their past results shows that Ceará:
- have not been beaten in their last 5 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 6 league matches.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring these sides was Serie A match day 20 on 08/11/2020 when the final score was Ceará 0-0 Sport Recife.
That time, Ceará had 52% possession and 26 shots on goal with 6 on target.
On the other side, Sport Recife had 4 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Ricardo Marques Ribeiro.
Team News: Sport Recife
Sport Recife manager Umberto Louzer has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game with a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Ceará
Out of a mainly healthy squad, there’s only the lone fitness problem for the Ceará manager Guto Ferreira to contend with. Vítor Jacaré (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out for this game.
Our feeling is that Sport Recife have the capability to breach the defence of this Ceará outfit, however a single goal is unlikely to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re therefore expecting a close game with a 1-2 victory for Ceará after 90 minutes. It should be a decent one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho (35,020)
Captain: Patric Cabral Lalau
Chairman: Milton Bivar
Manager: Umberto Louzer
Competitions: Serie A position 17
⭐ Star Player: André
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, André was born in Cabo Frio, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Santos in the 2009 season, the skilful Forward has managed 2 league goals in the Série A 2021 campaign so far in 12 appearances.