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Fluminense vs Ceara Predictions

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Fluminense
Ceara

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Tip Reasoning

Monday’s Brazilian Serie A action sees Fluminense doing battle with Ceara. There’s plenty on the line for both sides, but it’s the hosts who arrive as favourites to claim all 3 points.

Amidst Copa Sudamericana distraction, Fluminense have hit a run of poor form in league action, taking just 1 point from the last available 12. Worryingly, that has Tricolor dropping closer towards the relegation zone and now just 4 points clear of danger, they could really do with picking up a healthy points total in the 4 matches left to play, starting in this one.

Whilst the pressure isn’t really on just yet, Fluminense arrive for Monday’s game knowing another slip up could well leave them in more significant trouble. Typically fairly strong at home, and having only lost 1 of their last 6 home games despite their recent wobble, confidence can still be fairly high ahead of kick off and those taking to the pitch will be looking to get the Maracana crowd back on side via a convincing performance.

Meanwhile, Ceara’s position is a far more perilous one, just 1 point and 1 place above the bottom four at the time of writing. Nonetheless, given they took just 5 points from their opening 12 matches, Vozão have done incredibly well to even put themselves in a position from which they have a chance of avoiding an immediate return to Serie B and all credit has to go to boss Lisca.

He’s made Ceara a far more competitive outfit and instilled some confidence in a team that simply looked dead and buried when he came in. Nonetheless, having taken just 1 point from the last 3 matches, the visitors are struggling once again and as desperate as they’ll be for a result on Monday, 10 defeats from 17 matches on the road this season hardly has you believing they can get one.

Ultimately, we view Fluminense as a stronger side than Ceara and but for their continental distraction, the hosts would likely be ahead by more than the 3 point margin that currently separates the two.

Now forced to focus on league action because of their alarming slide down the table and with the crowd behind them, we’re expecting an improved Fluminense performance and thus, backing them to win the match looks to provide good value.

Flu have won half of their last 6 home games and taking into account the fact that Ceara have lost 4 of their last 5 outings on the road, it’s not at all hard to envisage the hosts running out victorious, with a 2-1 margin of victory on the cards.

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