Ceara showed a good performance at home against Santos, which ended without a goal. Fernando Sobral starts from the first minute in the midfield, putting fresh energy where the problem is located. With this result, they extended their negative streak to six games without a win (0-3-3). The defeat suffered at home by Palmeiras give additional headaches for the coach Pintado. The difference in quality and the thin roster was evident. With the transfer deadline coming to an end, they added two new players, striker Enrique Almeida and midfielder Rene Junior, who, however, are lagging behind in physical condition, so they are not available today. The injury list is huge, and out of the squad are Baxola (10/0), Ignacio (10/2), Santana (10/0), Leite (7/1), Gomes (6/0), Gebing (4/0), Joilson (3/0), Tiepo (1/0), and Vagner.
Ceara will give everything to stop the negative streak, and there is now a better chance against the worst team in the league who have only one victory after 21 rounds.