Cuiaba started the season poorly. They were bad even in a win against Corinthians at home. Cuiaba are 18th with 12 points from 12 matches. They just lost 2-0 against Flamengo on the road. They will miss their starting center-back, Alan Empereur and that will affect them a lot.
Ceara started the season poorly, but they improved in their recent games. In their last 10 games across all competitions, they won 4 and draw 6. No losses in the last 11 matches. Ceara are 13th with 15 points from 12 matches. In the last match, they draw 0-0 vs Atletico MG but could easily win that match.
Verdict: Ceara are in good form and have not lost a game for some time. I think they will not lose this game against poor Cuiaba.