Match Time：10/10/2019 07:30 Thursday (GMT+8)
Fortaleza: In poor shape (Recent Form: LWLLDL)
Fortaleza are on 14th place in Brazilian Serie A with 25 points (7 wins, 4 draws, 12 losses; goal difference 25:33). They have currently 3 points of advantage over 17th CSA (relegation zone), whereas the distance to 12th Botafogo RJ (Copa Sudamericana) is 2 points at the moment. Therefore, it can go in either direction. The team is in poor shape – 1 win, 1 draw, 3 losses in last 5 league matches. Fortaleza need to improve, otherwise they’ll be involved in relegation battle. Fortaleza take on Chapecoense-SC on Thursday in the next league fixture. Fortaleza have collected 16 points in 11 home games to date (5 wins, 1 draw, 5 defeats; goal difference 11:10).
Chapecoense-SC: On the bottom (Recent Form: LLDLLL)
Chapecoense-SC sit on 20th position in the standings with 15 points (3 wins, 6 draws, 14 defeats; goal difference 18:36). They are now in the drop zone, being 8 points short of 16th Ceara (safe spot). So, Chapecoense-SC must start doing better because as for now they are the main relegation candidates. Their recent form is bad – 0 wins, 1 draw, 4 defeats in last 5 games in Serie A. In total, they are currently on an 8-match winless streak in the league. Now it’s time for an away encounter. Chapecoense-SC have collected 6 points in 11 matches on the road (1 win, 3 draws, 7 losses; goal difference 9:22).
THE BETTING VERDICT:
To sum up, it seems that this might be an interesting clash with a couple of goals. Fortaleza will be eyeing a victory in front of their fans, but Chapecoense-SC are in a difficult situation and they need to aim for all 3 points as well so perhaps it may be an open match.
Fortaleza VS Chapecoense-SC
O/U Pick: over 2.25 goals