Ceará and Internacional play in the Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo Stadium in a match of the 33rd round of the Brasileirão Serie A. In the last match between these teams in this competition, on 24-07-2018, Internacional won at home (1-0). The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 games. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Ceará
After 9 wins, 10 draws and 13 losses, the home team is in 15th place, having won 37 points. In the last match, he lost with Sport out for (1-0), after having won in the previous game in a game against Atletico-MG, by (2-1). This is a team affected by the house factor, stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 10 goals scored and 15 conceded, against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats at home, with 14 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last 10 home games for the league, Ceará has 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat, having won 21 points out of 30. In the matches played in his championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 'was 0-0, which occurred in 6 of his 16 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his home matches there is a tendency to few goals, since 7 of his last 16 games in the competition ended with Less than 1.5 goals. In 32 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in 15 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Ceará has improved enormously after the arrival of coach Lisca, managed to leave the relegation zone against all odds and now is looking for another positive result not to return to the relegation zone. The team has a low quality attack that has scored only 33 goals, being the second worst of the competition, but its defense improved a lot in the second round and suffered only 5 goals in the last 5 rounds, a much better performance than it had been presenting, since now he is more organized defensively and when it comes out in the counterattacks, it manages to recover easily. Playing at home, such as this Sunday's match, Ceará is undefeated for 5 games of which he won 4 and drew 1 and it is worth mentioning that he suffered only 3 goals in these games and in 2 of them was not leaked, showing again his defensive improvement. For the game against Internacional, coach Lisca has no problems in the team that has been acting in the last games and goes to the field with the best.
Analysis of the International
After 17 wins, 10 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team is in 2nd place, having won 61 points. In the last match, he won Atletico-PR at home (2-1), after the previous match tied it out in a game against Vasco by (1-1). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins and 4 draws in his stadium. In the last 10 away games the International has recorded 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, having won 13 points out of 30. In his games for the league as a visitor, the most frequent result in the interval was 0-0 (7 out of 16 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games for this competition. In 32 games in this competition, he managed to get back on the scoreboard in 4 of 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Internacional have a great campaign in Serie A but have drawn 2 of their last 3 games and moved away from leaders Palmeiras, now seeking 3 points to try to reduce the 5-point gap to first place and continue in the title fight. The team is characterized by an excellent balance between the offensive and defensive sectors, having scored 44 goals, being the fourth best attack of the competition, and suffered 24 attempts, with the third defense less leaked and these figures help to explain the excellent performance until on here. Playing away from home, like the match on Sunday, the Internacional fell a lot of income, did not win in 5 games of which he drew 3 and lost 2 and it is worth noting that he did not score more than 1 goal in none of these clashes, being a team that finds in the creative sector when it is far from its domain. For the game against Ceará, coach Odair Hellmann has no problems in the main team and goes on the pitch with the best.