Vasco da Gama and Ceará meet at Estádio Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama, in a match for the 9 th round of Serie A. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, who in the last 4 matches won 1 and tied 3. The last direct match between these two teams, on 02-12-2018, ended with a draw by (0-0).
Vasco da Gama:
The home team is currently in the 18 th position, with 6 points won, after 1 win, 3 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Botafogo, by (1-0). In the last match, they won at home against Internacional by (2-1). In the last 4 home league matches Vasco da Gama has a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 5 points out of 12 possible. The team has not been too strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in the last 8 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition. In 8 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback. There are 3 periods that stand out in the last 18 home matches for all competitions: he scored 10 of his 28 goals between the minutes (31′-45 ‘); He suffered 8 of his 17 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘) and 6 of his 17 between (76′-90′).
The Basque team is within the relegation zone, so it is important that you can score points from now on. In this next round, Vasco will have the advantage of acting alongside his fans, so he does not want to stumble. The expected thing is that the home team has the initiative of the game, so it will attack with everything. In the last round, Vasco beat the Internacional team at home by the score of 2×1. The coach must not have important absences for this game.
The away team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 10 points won, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Santos, by (0-1). In the last match, they tied at home against Bahia by (0-0). In the last away game in this competition, they won by (1-2) against Avaí. In the last 10 away matches Ceará has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In 8 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 result in the 4 matches they have conceded the first goal. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 7 of their 19 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
So far the team of Ceará is in the middle of the table, but he knows he needs to open his eyes, so as not to lose positions in the table. This will be a complicated duel, as it will be acting outside the home, where things tend to be more complicated. In the last round, the Ceará finally tied at home with Bahia by the score of 0x0. The coach must not have important absences for this game.