Athletico Paranaense vs America de Cali
Date: Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Kick-off at 1:30 UK/ 2:30 CET,
Venue: Arena da Baixada (Curitiba).
Brazil’s Athletico Paranaense is one step closer to the quarter-finals of Copa Sudamericana 2021. The Hurricane will welcome their Columbian side at Arena da Baixada in the second leg of the 1/8th finals.
The first leg of the fixture ended with a 0-1 away win for the Hurricane. After a goalless first half, Nikao of Paranaense broke the deadlock with the winning goal in the 73rd minute.
The host has been winless in three of their recent five fixtures in their schedule. Their last encounter was on the road and they lost to Ceara with a 1-0 scoreline in Serie A.
Cali has lost three of their last five matches across all major competitions in the schedule. They will visit on the back of a 3-1 win at home against the likes of Junior in Columbia Primera A.
With the first leg giving a one-goal lead for the home team in the playoffs, the host is likely to have the upper hand over the traveling sides on Wednesday.
Athletico Paranaense vs America de Cali Head-to-head (h2h)
Their previous encounter gave a 0-1 away win for the Hurricane.
The host has recorded two of the overall three wins.
Athletico Paranaense vs America de Cali Prediction
Athletico Paranaense enjoys the ground advantage in the middle with their nine-game unbeaten run in their overall schedule. Their last four home matches have seen over 2.5 goals in each.
On the contrary, the away team has been winless for the past five outings. America de Cali has scored only once in their last five away fixtures and had three goalless draws in that period.
Thus, the host has a slight edge over the guest in the encounter.
Athletico Paranaense vs America de Cali Betting tips
Full-time result: Athletico Paranaense @ 1.66 (4/6).
Athletico Paranaense to win either half @ 1.40 (2/5).
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