This weekend, in Brazil’s Serie A, the fixtures of the 17th round will take place. One of the matches will be the clash Fortaleza vs Bragantino on Saturday at 23.30 CET. Thus, the ninth and the eighth in Brazil’s Serie A table will compete against each other at the Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo. The Leão do Pici and the Massa Bruta collected 23 and 25 points respectively.
What speaks for Fortaleza?
- Won five of six championship home matches from late May to early July.
What speaks for Bragantino?
- Didn’t concede any goals in five of their last six Serie A fixtures.
Our betting prediction:
- Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
- Odds: 1.77
Expert analysis Fortaleza
In the first half of May, Fortaleza recorded a 1-1 at the 15th-placed Corinthians and two 0-0 against the sixth-ranked São Paulo and at second-placed Grêmio. Then, Juan Pablo Vojvoda’s side played three times against teams in the relegation places. Here, the Leão do Pici experienced a 1-2 away defeat to the penultimate-placed América Mineiro, a 2-0 over Vasco da Gama and a 0-0 against Bahia.
Eight days later and before the international break, Fortaleza lost 0-2 at the leaders Botafogo on 11 June. Next, the Leão do Pici won 1-0 at the eleventh-placed Cruzeiro and 2-1 at home to the 13th-ranked Atlético Mineiro. But in their four league matches so far in July, Fortaleza collected three of 12 possible points.
The only win, a 1-0 over the fifth-placed Athletico Paranaense, came between a 0-2 at the third-ranked Flamengo and a 0-1 against the twelfth-placed Cuiabá. Here, for the seventh time in eight Serie A fixtures with Fortaleza, less than 2.5 goals resulted. On 22 July, a 1-3 away defeat against the fourth-placed Palmeiras followed.
Expert analysis Bragantino
In nine of the last eleven championship matches with the visitors in Brazil’s Serie A match Palmeiras vs Bragantino, less than 2.5 goals resulted. The first exception, a 1-2 away defeat to the seventh-placed Fluminense, ended a streak with a 1-1 at Palmeiras and two 2-0 against Athletico Paranaense plus against the 14th-ranked Santos.
This was initially followed by a 1-1 at Atlético Mineiro. But then, after the international break, Pedro Caixinha’s side threaded a 4-0 over Flamengo, a 2-0 against the fifth-bottom Goiás and a 1-0 at Corinthians. However, Bragantino is now without a win since three league matches. Here, the Massa Bruta drew 0-0 at home against São Paulo and against the tenth-ranked Internacional. In between, they lost 0-2 at the top-ranked Botafogo.
Head-to-head comparison Fortaleza vs Bragantino
All the last seven clashes Fortaleza vs Bragantino ended in home victories. In Serie A 2022, the Leão do Pici experienced against the Massa Bruto a 1-2 away defeat and a 6-0 home win. But the year before, Fortaleza recorded against Bragantino a 1-0 and a 0-3.
Our betting prediction and the best odds
In their first seven league domestic matches, the home side in the Fortaleza vs Bragantino fixture achieved four wins and three draws. A 0-1 home defeat to Cuiabá on 16 July ended a run of 13 unbeaten Serie A appearances at the Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo. Simultaneously, for the seventh time in eight league matches of Fortaleza, less than 2.5 goals were scored.
The same event occurred in nine of Bragantino’s most recent eleven championship matches. On Sunday, the visitors recorded against Internacional their second 0-0 home draw in a row. In between, they lost 0-2 at the leaders Botafogo.
Fortaleza vs Bragantino – betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals, odds 1.77
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