The Brazilian clubs started the season at the state level. But a month and a half ago, another Serie A fixture also began. This weekend, Fortaleza take on Juventude in their own arena. Can the main outsider Brasileirao cling to points in such conditions? The site’s journalists have written a detailed prediction for this match on May 29, 2022. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet bonus code.
Fortaleza have fallen sharply in the new year after bouncing back in the past
The Tricolours of Steel have been seriously dangling within Serie A in recent years. In 2020, they were only ahead of relegated Vasco da Gama by extra points. But in the last draw, the team surprised everyone by scoring 58 points, more than Corinthians and the other usual favourites. In the end, the upstart finished fourth, one of the highest ever. This allowed them to qualify for the Copa Libertadores, where the Brazilians performed well. A win in the last round over Colo Colo ensured 2nd place and a play-off place. That said, Fortaleza have had a terrible start to the new Serie A campaign. They took their first point in the 4th round, 1-1 at home to Sao Paulo. But there were more defeats to come.
Juventude are in their second year back in the elite
The Parrots, with a history spanning almost 110 years, have little to show for it. Perhaps the only thing they can be seriously proud of is winning the domestic cup, but that was long ago too, back in 1999. It is worth remembering that the team qualified to the Brasileirao in 2020, and that from 3rd place. The newcomer’s prospects at the top level were regarded with scepticism, but the team still managed to fulfil their main task in the draw. They managed to beat relegated Gremio and Bahia by just 3 points, but, most importantly, managed to finish in the ‘saving’ 16th place. Most likely, nothing much will change now. They are struggling for survival, and their first win came in mid-May, at the sixth attempt, when they beat Avaya 2-1. But that was followed by a resounding 0-3 defeat to Palmeiras. Because of this, with 6 points after 7 meetings, the Caxias do Sul representative is hanging around the bottom of the table.
Juventude have won only 1 of their last 12 matches, and that was in 2008. In last year’s Brazilian championship, Fortaleza took 4 points from a possible 9.
By and large, this is a dispute between outsiders. It is important to succeed in it, and perhaps wins in the Copa Libertadores will inspire the hosts of the arena. We bet on them to win (odds of 1.77).