Cuiaba vs Fortaleza prediction, odds & betting tips – 16/06/2024

Struggling Cuiaba take on Fortaleza at the Arena Pantanal in Brazil’s Serie A on Sunday, 16 June.

Fortaleza will be determined to bounce back from defeat when they travel to take on relegation candidates Cuiaba this weekend. View our Brazilian Serie A betting tips for the contest below.

Cuiaba vs Fortaleza prediction: Margins could be slim

Key Stats

  • 100% of Fortaleza’s last six Serie A fixtures have featured under 2.5 goals.
  • Cuiaba have notched only six times in eight league matches in Serie A.
  • Fortaleza have lost only once in the league so far this season.
  • Five of Fortaleza’s first seven league tussles have been level at half time.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Visitors have favourites tag

  • HOME: 19/10 (2.90) – 34.5%
  • DRAW: 15/8 (2.88) – 34.8%
  • AWAY: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Cuiaba’s struggles continued during the week when they were beaten 2-1 at Cruzeiro and that was their sixth reverse in eight matches at the start of the new Serie A campaign. Cuiaba have yet to win at home this term and the bookies have made them 19/10 underdogs ahead of Sunday’s clash as a result.

Fortaleza tasted defeat for the first time in the league when they were narrowly beaten at Bahia in midweek, though they were the better team in that contest and deserved more from the game. Our football betting tips have tipped the 7/4 favourites to bounce back, however.

Last five H2Hs: Cuiaba have had the upper hand

Cuiaba have won four of their last five meetings with Fortaleza including the last tussle between the sides in Serie A back in November. Fortaleza’s last win in this fixture did come at the Arena Pantanal, however.

Brazil Serie A 12/11/23

Cuiaba

Cuiaba

2
Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

1

Brazil Serie A 16/07/23

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

0
Cuiaba

Cuiaba

1

Brazil Serie A 31/07/22

Cuiaba

Cuiaba

0
Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

1

Brazil Serie A 10/04/22

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

0
Cuiaba

Cuiaba

1

Brazil Serie A 06/12/21

Cuiaba

Cuiaba

1
Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

0

Cuiaba preview: Alexandre serving a suspension

Derik Lacerda, Lucas Fernandes and Felipe Augusto are all out of action for Cuiaba while Deyverson is a slight doubt. Gabriel Knesowitsch should shake off an illness to feature, though Matheus Alexandre missed out through suspension.

Predicted lineup: Walter (GK), Railan, Marllon, Empereur, Ramon, Mineiro, Denilson, Cafu, Max, Clayson, Pitta

Copa Sudamericana 18/07/24

D

Palestino

Palestino

1

Cuiaba

Cuiaba

1

Brazil Serie A 13/07/24

W

EC Bahia

EC Bahia

1

Cuiaba

Cuiaba

2

Brazil Serie A 06/07/24

D

Flamengo

Flamengo

1

Cuiaba

Cuiaba

1

Brazil Serie A 03/07/24

L

Botafogo

Botafogo

2

Cuiaba

Cuiaba

1

Brazil Serie A 29/06/24

D

Bragantino

Bragantino

1

Cuiaba

Cuiaba

1

Fortaleza preview: Kuscevic and Andrade on international duty

Moises, Marinho and Calebe are all in the treatment room at Fortaleza, while the visitors will also be without the services of Benjamin Kuscevic and Kervin Andrade, both of whom are on international duty. Fortaleza can climb four places in the table with the right result on Sunday.

Predicted lineup: Ricardo (GK), Tinga, Britez, Titi, Jonatan, Martinez, Augusto, Ze Weilson, Hercules, Lopes, Kayzer

Brazil Serie A 18/07/24

W

Vitoria

Vitoria

1

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

3

Brazil Serie A 11/07/24

W

Flamengo

Flamengo

1

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

2

Brazil Serie A 07/07/24

W

Fluminense

Fluminense

0

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

1

Brazil Serie A 03/07/24

L

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

2

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

0

Brazil Serie A 30/06/24

W

EC Juventude

EC Juventude

1

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

2

Player to watch – Breno Lopes

Fortaleza winger Breno Lopes wasn’t at his best in his club’s 1-0 loss at Bahia on Thursday, though the wide attacker has the ability to provide game-changing moments and he will be targeting an improved performance on Sunday.

Cuiaba vs Fortaleza prediction
Breno Lopes is a creative outlet on the flank for Fortaleza – Photo by Icon Sport

Lopes chasing a third assist

28-year-old Lopes has already chipped in with two assists in five Serie A appearances for Fortaleza this season and he has been making a decent impression since his recent switch to the club from Palmeiras. Breno Lopes will be eager to make a telling impact again this weekend.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.