After landing a [2.86] winner last night, Kev's looking for more success in Brazil, as two relegation battlers clash.
"Ceara's results have really picked up in recent weeks, while Atletico are hopeless on the road, and drained after a Copa Sudamericana trip to Montevideo."
Ceara v Atletico PR
Saturday 11 August, 20:00
Hosts to win basement battle
Everything comes to he who waits, and we had to wait until the second half for the fun to begin in Gothenburg. IFK Gothenburg built themselves a 2-0 lead, only to collapse completely and lose 3-2 to Sirius, which is exactly what happened when the teams met last month. Our Over 3.5 Goals bet landed with ten minutes to spare.
We'll have a change of scene now, as we make the long journey to Brazil for a top-flight clash between relegation candidates Ceara and Atletico PR.
Ceara , also known as Big Grandpa, looked doomed a few weeks ago, but they've suddenly hit a purple patch. Ten points have been picked up from the last five games, with just one defeat in that sequence. At the catchily-named Estadio Governador Placido Aderaldo Castelo, they have built up a four-match unbeaten run.
Atletico PR boosted their survival hopes recently with a 4-0 win over Vitoria, and they smacked Uruguayan side Penarol 6-1 on aggregate in the Copa Sudamericana. However, their recent away form in the league is atrocious, with just two points accrued from the last seven road matches. Indeed, they haven't won away from home in Serie A since November.
On that basis, I'm happy to back Ceara Draw No Bet at [1.76]. They have momentum, especially at home, while Atletico PR are awful away and have been distracted by the rigours of continental competition. To make matters worse for the visitors, their top scorer Pablo is suspended.
Points Staked: 118
Points Returned: 125.38
P/L: +7.38 points