Ceara 8/5 to beat Santos in Wednesdays Serie A showdown
Competition: Brazil Serie A
Market: Ceara win
Odds: 8/5 @ Bet 365
Two sides that have spent a large spell of this season flirting with the foot of the Brazilian Serie A table, Ceara will be looking to carry on their impressive recent form when they play host to Santos on Wednesday.
Starting with the hosts, although it might have been a difficult year after being promoted from Serie B last season, Ceara have shown plenty of heart and won’t go down without a fight. After 16 Serie A games, the hosts have won three, drawn five and lost eight, scoring 10 and conceding 19 in return, remarkably, although they sit 18th and three points adrift of safety, no side in the bottom half of the table holds a better defensive record. As for their recent form, although a win won’t see them jump out of the bottom three, Ceara have now won three of their last four and have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five. Given the gulf in form, we’re backing the hosts to come away with the three points on Wednesday.
As for the visitors, after another year of struggling with their consistency, Santos once again find themselves in a battle at the foot of the table. In their 16 Serie A games, Santos have won four, drawn five and lost seven, scoring 16 and conceding 23 in return. With just three points separating the two sides, Santos have now failed to win any of their last eight matches in all competitions, drawing five and losing three. More worrying for the visitors, The White and Blacks have now scored just one goal in their last five.
Bet: Ceara to beat Santos in Wednesdays Serie A showdown 8/5 @ Bet 365