Cuiabá vs Fortaleza prediction and betting tips - June 17, 2024
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Cuiabá vs Fortaleza prediction and betting tips - June 17, 2024

Tournament: Seria A Brazil
Location: Arena Pantanal
Match date: 17.06.2024

On June 17, 2024, Cuiabá will host Fortaleza in the 9th round of the Brazilian Serie A. The home team, currently near the bottom of the table, hopes to secure valuable points against a mid-table opponent.

Cuiabá vs. Fortaleza: Key Statistics and Trends

  • Cuiabá has won only one of their last four matches.
  • Fortaleza has lost only once in 2024, a 0-1 defeat to Bahia.
  • Cuiabá wins the first half in 28% of their matches, while Fortaleza does so in 35%.

Cuiabá – the shape of the team and its analysis:

"The Green and Gold" secured a spot in the Copa Sudamericana last season, where they accumulated twelve points and advanced to the playoffs from second place. However, they were eliminated from the cup after splitting victories (1-0) with Goiás and losing on penalties.

Their Serie A campaign began disastrously with five consecutive goalless defeats. They managed a 0-0 draw with Vitória and only in June did they secure a 5-2 win against Criciúma, followed by a 1-2 loss to Cruzeiro.

Fortaleza – the shape of the team and its analysis:

"The Lions" also represented Brazil in the Copa Sudamericana, where they gathered thirteen points and impressively topped their group, even ahead of Boca Juniors. However, they were knocked out of the cup after exchanging draws with Vasco da Gama and losing on penalties.

In Serie A, they started the season without defeats, albeit with a string of four consecutive draws. A last-minute goal by Kuscevic saved a 0-0 draw against Atlético Paranaense. However, Bahia inflicted a narrow defeat with a single goal.

Cuiabá: Team News

Pepe will be without Deyverson and Felipe Augusto.

Fortaleza: Team News

Cabelo and Sasha are still not ready to return to the field.

Cuiabá vs Fortaleza: Possible Starting Lineups

Cuiabá (possible lineup): Walter - Ramon, Alan Empereur, Marlon Borges, Mateus Alexandre - Max, Denilson, Mineiro - Clayson, Pitta, Jonathan Cafu

Fortaleza (possible lineup): João Ricardo - Felipe Jonathan, Cardona, Kuscevic, Tinga - Martinez, Pedro Augusto, Hércules - Breno, Renato Kayzer, Machuca

Head to Head matches: Cuiabá vs Fortaleza

"The Green and Gold" have won four of their last five encounters, with Fortaleza securing a single victory in the summer of the previous year.

Free prediction today for the match: Cuiabá vs Fortaleza

Despite their recent setback, the visitors have shown more consistency this season. Bet on Fortaleza to win with a "0" handicap (odds – 1.81).