Stadium: Placido Aderaldo Castelo (Fortaleza).
Ceara will face Atletico Paranaense in round 12 of the Brazilian championship. In this pairing, bookmakers consider Ceara to be the slight favourite, most likely due to the Hurricane’s more significant workload. The reason is that Atletico played an away game against América last midweek, and the Curitiba side will return to the South American Cup in a few days.
Ceara’s current form
Although a Serie A mid-table side, Ceara have not lost a match against Bayeux since June 17. Since then, Ceara have played seven games, winning only two. In their last two games in the Brazilian championship, Ceara have drawn twice, against Fluminense and Cuiaba. Before starting the 12th round, Ceara are in 11th position in the Brazilian Serie A table, 15 points behind sixth place, i.e., the Copa Libertadores zone, with just two points. Ceara’s home statistics are not alarming, 7th in the division, in five games, Ceara have won three times, with one draw and one defeat, on a goal difference of 9:6.
Atletico Paranaense current form
Atletico Paranaense won away against América de Cali in midweek, making life a lot easier before the return leg. But before the South American Cup match, the Curitiba side drew at home to Bragantino and lost away to Santos 1-2. With Atletico Paranaense having scored just one point in two games, the Hurricane have slumped to fifth place in the Brazilian championship standings. They are five points behind leading side Palmeiras, although Atletico Paranaense were recently the league leaders.
Expert Betting Tips
Not an easy match to bet on. On the one hand, Ceara are a mid-table team but rarely loses. On the other hand, Atletico Paranaense, the recent leader in Brasileirao, but at the same time, the team from Curitiba is on the tightest schedule possible, which is already affecting the results. Ceara and Atlético Paranaense regularly draw between them. Specifically, there have been three draws in the last five head-to-head encounters between our teams. We believe that this trend will continue. We have the following betting options for the game: X for 3.24, Both Teams To Score - yes for 2.05, X+Both Teams To Score - yes for 4.60.