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Fluminense will be the visitors at Estádio Castelão on Sunday for the Série A game with home team Fortaleza.
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Fortaleza head into this fixture coming off the back of a 2-2 Copa do Brasil stalemate versus São Paulo.
Rogério Ceni's Fortaleza have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 9 times in their past six outings. At the other end, the number of goals that they have conceded in those games stands at 6.
Their previous form shows that Fortaleza:
- have left without a victory over Fluminense in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 7 league matches at home.
Fluminense will go into the game after a 3-1 Série A win to defeat Santos in their previous match.
In that match, Fluminense managed 47% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For Fluminense, goals were scored by Luccas Claro (29'), Nino (56') and Marcos Paulo (93'). For their opponents, Santos got 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Marinho (36') was the scorer for Santos.
The numbers tell their own story, and Fluminense have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 7 goals in total. At the back, Tricolor have some weaknesses to address. That trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, of course.
A look at their previous results shows us that Fluminense:
- have not been beaten by Fortaleza when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head clashes dating back to 11/08/2005 tells us that Fortaleza have won 2 of them and Fluminense 3, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
An aggregate of 20 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 10 from Fortaleza and 10 netted by Tricolor. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Série A match day 37 on 05/12/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Fluminense 0-0 Fortaleza.
On that day, Fluminense had 58% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
On the other side, Fortaleza had 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Raphael Claus.
Team News: Fortaleza
Fortaleza boss Rogério Ceni will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game with a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Fluminense
Owing to an otherwise available squad, there is just the sole fitness problem for the Fluminense gaffer Odair Hellmann to be concerned about. Michel Araújo (Calf Problems) won’t be playing here.
In our view, Fluminense will likely create enough chances to score against this Fortaleza lineup, although it probably won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting a 2-1 winning score for Fortaleza at the end of this one. There looks to be little in this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Castelão (63,903)
Captain: Juan Quintero
Chairman: Marcelo Paz
Manager: Rogério Ceni
Competitions: Série A position 8, Copa do Brasil (Round of 16)
🔑 Star Player: Wellington Paulista
Generally used in the Striker position, Wellington Paulista was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Parana in the 2004 season, the accomplished Forward has struck 4 league goals in this Série A 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 15 appearances.