Coritiba will take on Ceara. The match will take place at Estadio Couto Pereira in Curitiba on Thursday, September 29, 2018.
CRIZIBA returned to Brasileirao at the close of last year. The 2nd division often sees the “Glorious” relegated. The team also returned from 19th place after it rose to the elite in 2020. It took 3rd in Serie B, however. Only 2 points separated SSA Maceio from the final victory. They were still 5th. This team was clearly considered one of the underdogs among the elite. It rose to the 16th position thanks to its home wins over Avai, Atletico Goianiense and the intersection of summer and fall. However, the advantage is small and Avai’s performance is formalized according to additional indicators.
Cerara tries to not fail. The Black and Whites only excel at the very basic level of their football state. At the national level, however, it is possible to only mention the Brazilian Cup final, which was lost in 1994. Last year’s 11th position can be considered a significant breakthrough, as it is the best result in at least this century. Now, everything is falling back to the struggle for survival. In August, they made a risky bet on Lucho Gonzalez, a great football player of the recent past. The Argentine coach has very little experience and he didn’t work alone. He did however go on a 4-match streak unbeaten with his team and lost only to Sao Paulo 0,2. Ceara used to be a successful
coritiba. The “black and white” looked better after a pause between 2010 and 2020. There were 2 wins and 1 draw. Both teams must win. Coritiba holds the advantage of having a venue to play at, but Ceara has been in better form in recent matches. Let’s just say “both to score”.
Prediction: Both teams to score.