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Preview: Ceara vs Athletico Paranaense – Football Predictions

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After accumulating only one point out of the last six available, Athletic Paranaense will look to bounce back with a win on Saturday when they travel to Ceara in the Brazilian Serie A Championship.

The hosts have won just three of their 11 league games this season, all of them at home, while the visitors have lost two of their last three away games.


Match preview

Ceará extended their unbeaten streak in the league to seven games when they drew 2-2 in Cuiabá last weekend, however they could have taken away all three points as they were ahead heading into injury time.

Later Elton broke the deadlock for the host in the 26th minute, goals in the second half of Haystack Y Jael ferreira turned the game around, but they couldn’t hold on to victory as a substitute Jenison he scored the equalizer in the 93rd minute to salvage a point for Cuiabá.

That result was Ceará’s sixth league draw of the season and the fifth in its last seven games; only Cuiabá has attracted so many games so far this season.

Guto FerreiraThe men have slid to 11th in the table, eight points above the drop zone and six points behind the top four.

Ceará has failed to win any of its last seven top flight matches against Paranaense, but a win against them on Saturday could see Vozao climb to sixth place, a qualifying spot for the Copa Libertadores.

Atlético Paranaense's Matheus Babi celebrates his first goal on June 13, 2021

Atlético Paranaense come into this match after claiming a narrow 1-0 away win against Colombia’s América de Cali in their first-leg knockout tie of the Copa Sudamericana on Wednesday.

Goalkeepers were rarely tested throughout the match and needed a penalty converted by Nikao to break the deadlock in the 73rd minute. This strike could prove a crucial target for visitors looking to go all the way and win the competition for the first time since 2017.

Before Antonio Oliveira can focus on the second leg, he and his team must first turn their attention to Saturday’s game with Ceara, a team they last lost to in 2012.

Two draws and one loss in the last five league games for Paranaense, who led Brasileiro just under a month ago, has seen them drop to fifth in the table, five points behind Palmeiras at the top.

Paranaense have lost two of their last three away games in the top flight, but Oliveira is confident his team can claim all three points this weekend, which could take them to second place.

Ceara Brasileiro shape:
  • W
  • D
  • D
  • W
  • D
  • D
Atlético Paranaense Brasileiro form:
  • L
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • D

Athletico Paranaense form (all competitions):
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • D
  • W


Team news

Saulo Mineiro de Ceara with teammates after the match on June 20, 2021

Ceara will be without Vinicius Machado (airtight), Gabriel Dias (knee), Luiz Otavio (Ankle sprain), Joao Ricardo (hand and Vitor Jacare (knee) due to injury.

Left side Bruno pacheco could start for the third game in a row before Kelvyn, while attacking the midfielder lime will be hoping to force his way back to the starting lineup before Jorginho.

As for Atlético Paranaense, defense Lucas halter it remains your only injury concern as you are recovering from a foot problem.

Oliveira traded to three back for his Copa Sudamericana tie on Wednesday, but could return to a four-man defense this weekend.

David terans, who has four assists so far this season, is set to return to number ten, with Matheus babi He is expected to lead the line at the front.

Possible starting lineup for Ceará:
Richard; Buiu, Lacerda, Messias, Pacheco; Sobral, Marlon; Rick, Jorginho, Mendoza; Ferreira

Possible starting lineup of Atlético Paranaense:
Bento; Marcinho, Ivaldo, Heleno, Nicolás; Richard, Christian; Nikao, Terans, Vitinho; Babi


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Correct Score: Ceara 1-1 Athletico Paranaense

Both teams have become tough to beat so far this season, losing just two games apiece, though they have been vulnerable on defense at times, conceding a total of 23 league goals.

Athletico Paranaense will be a slight favorite for Saturday’s contest, but we think Ceara could thwart them and play another draw at home.


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