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In addition to the Sao Paulo derby, we will also see the city derby of Fortaleza when the Fortaleza vs Ceara duel kicks off on Thursday. With that in mind, we have prepared a preview of this match for you, along with free betting tips.
Our favourite betting picks and predictions for Fortaleza vs Ceara
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These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Fortaleza and Ceara to Draw
While the home team has lost four of their last five matches in all competitions, they are still sixth in the league. Meanwhile, Ceara is on a good run with three wins and two losses, which puts them right in the middle of the standings. So, taking these things into account, a draw in the Fortaleza city derby sounds like a reasonable outcome.
Fortaleza vs Ceara to Draw at Half Time
Since we expect this game to end without a winner, we also expect the two teams to be tied at half time as well, as is often the case for the matches that end in a draw. In addition to this, Fortaleza and Ceara have been tied at half time in three of their last five head-to-head duels. So, we wouldn’t be surprised if that happened again in this match.
Both Teams to Score – Yes
While both teams have scored in just two of the previous five meetings between Fortaleza and Ceara, we expect that to happen in their upcoming duel. After all, both teams have scored in 53% of all Ceara matches in Serie A this season, while the same is true for 41% of all Fortaleza games in the league.
The best odds and important stats for Fortaleza vs Ceara
If you want to bet on the top Fortaleza vs Ceara odds, check our list of odds taken from a few of the best UK bookies:
Fortaleza vs Ceara preview: Who will win the city derby of Fortaleza?
The team that barely avoided relegation last season has been the most pleasant surprise of this season since they are currently in the sixth place in the standings and they’ve reached the semi-finals of Copa do Brasil. However, Fortaleza lost three of their last four matches in the league and they were easily dispatched by Atletico Mineiro from the cup with 6-1 aggregate loss. Crispim and David are the only two players on the team’s injury list at this time.
Unlike their city rivals who is in poor form at the moment, Ceara is playing very well recently. In the last six games, Ceara has three wins, two draws, and just one loss. However, they are still seven points behind Fortaleza in the standings, but overall they are in good position, right in the middle of the table. Bulu, Jacare, and Lopes will miss the city derby with injuries.
Frequently asked questions for Fortaleza vs Ceara
- Which club is the favourite? Fortaleza is the favourite at 21/20 (2.05) odds.
- When will the game kick off? The game will kick off at 12:30 am GMT on Thursday, November 18th.
- What is the venue of the game? The venue of the game is the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza.