Londrina – Ceara : Preview & Prediction
Londrina and Ceara measure forces at the Jacy Scaff Municipal Stadium in a match for the Brazil Cup (Round 2). The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 09-09-2017, ended the victory of Londrina by (3-2). In this match the home factor may play an important role, since Londrina presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Londrina
The home team arrives at this stage of the Brazilian Cup (Round 2) after a 0-1 victory with Real Ariquemes. This is a team affected by the home factor, the stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 24 conceded, against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 home defeats, with 23 goals scored and 12 conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the Paranaense, lost with Cascavel outside by (2-1). In the last 10 home games, Londrina has 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat. His attack has scored regularly, as he has achieved in 8 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never managed to turn the board.
Londrina is not having a good moment this season, having only one win in the last five matches, and now comes from two consecutive defeats for the Campeonato Paranaense, where they finished the first round in Group B third place. The last victory of the club was precisely for the Copa do Brasil, when eliminated Real Ariquemes away from home by the minimum score. Last year, the team had a great season, and almost got access to Serie A of the Brazilian Championship. However, in the last edition of the Brazil Cup the team from Parana was eliminated in the first phase by weak Gurupi. For that duel, it is likely that coach Ricardinho set up the team in the 4-2-2-2, and will not have at his disposal defender Luizão, who is recovering from an injury.
Analysis of Ceará
The visiting team arrives at this stage of the Brazilian Cup (Round 2) after having eliminated Brusque, with a win for (0-1) away on the previous tie. This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last game he played for Ceará, he won the Maranguape by (1-5). In the last 10 games as a visitor Ceará won 4, drew 2 and lost 4. His attack has regularly scored, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In their away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 15 of their last 33 games finished with Less than 1,5 goals and 23 in 33 finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 15 games, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 13 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 9 goals in the minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Ceara will play the third in a series of four consecutive away games, trying to maintain a good performance to surprise Londrina and seek the classification for the next phase of the Brazilian Cup. The team arrived here after eliminating Brusque away from home with a victory for the minimum score, thus confirming the good moment that lives in this early season, having lost just one of the last eight games. Now, the team comes from another victory for the Championship Cearense, where it occupies the third position. The club is excited about the season ahead, celebrating its return to the elite of Brazilian football. In that match, the coach Chamusca must maintain the same base of holders, with highlight for Pedro Ken in the midfield.
Londrina – Ceara : Betting Tips
Londrina – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70