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The Serie A game at Arena Condá on Saturday will see home side Chapecoense welcome opponents Fortaleza.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Chapecoense v Fortaleza match are shown here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Chapecoense head into this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Serie A drawn result vs Atletico PR.
In that match, Chapecoense managed 38% possession and 19 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for Chapecoense was Matheus Ribeiro (58'). On the other side, Atletico PR got 14 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Christian (89') was the scorer for Atletico PR.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Chapecoense have shown defensive steel. In fact, Chapecoense have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 12 goals during that time. With no two games being the same, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend will be sustained here in this game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Chapecoense:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 13 league matches. It's simply not good enough.
Fortaleza will come into the encounter following a 1-0 Serie A win as they beat Grêmio in their last outing.
In that game, Fortaleza managed 48% possession and 22 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. The only player to score for Fortaleza was Yago Pikachu (79'). Grêmio had 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
It has become apparent that Fortaleza have suffered from a lack of goals in their past six encounters, netting the disappointing return of just 4. In those fixtures, Fortaleza have also seen the overall goal aggregate of their opponents equal 7.
Head to head
The last league game between these sides was Serie A match day 8 on 30/06/2021 when it ended Fortaleza 3-2 Chapecoense.
In that game, Fortaleza managed 63% possession and 22 shots on goal with 10 of them on target. The goals were scored by David (50'), Robson (62') and Yago Pikachu (72').
Chapecoense got 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Anselmo Ramón (35') and Pedro Perotti (81') scored.
The referee was Antonio Dib Moraes de Sousa.
Team News: Chapecoense
Vagner (Ruptured knee ligament) and Tiepo (Knee Injury) aren’t available for Chapecoense boss Luís Pintado.
Team News: Fortaleza
With a completely injury-free group available to select from, the Fortaleza boss Juan Vojvoda doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Chapecoense will manage to find the back of the net against this Fortaleza outfit, although just one goal probably won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We therefore reckon that it will be a close game with a 1-2 advantage for Fortaleza after 90 minutes. Let’s see what happens here.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena Condá (22,600)
Captain: Anselmo Ramón
Chairman: Gilson Sbeghen
Manager: Luís Pintado
Competitions: Serie A position 20
🔑 Star Player: Geuvânio
Regularly taking up the Right Wing position, Geuvânio was born in Ilha das Flores, Sergipe, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Santos in the 2012 season, the skilful Forward has struck 3 league goals in this Série A 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 20 appearances.