Athletico Paranaense vs Fluminense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 2nd June 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Arena da Baixada (Curitiba).
Athletico is the current champions of the Copa Sudamericana. And the last match-day, the team defeated River Plate, the current Libertadores winners, in the first leg of the Recopa.
In the extremely tense tie Athletico held their nerve against the visiting giants, and now take this aggregate lead to the second leg. If they are able to hold River at least to a draw, it’d be a massive laurel in the history of the club.
Fluminense lost their last game, which was on the road, and in the same competition where Athletico was adjudged the champions the last time around. Right away in the fourth minute the team conceded and trailed in the scoreline till the end. Their win in the home leg might have played a role in the reduced intensity of the team though.
Athletico Paranaense vs Fluminense Head-to-head (h2h)
- Athletico won the last three games in a row.
- Seven of the last nine wins went to this same team as well.
- The last four fixtures at this stadium saw the hosts taking the win.
- Fluminense conceded two or more goals in the last three match-ups on the trot.
Athletico Paranaense vs Fluminense Prediction
H2h stats provide a massive indicator as to who will be the victor of this game. Athletico won the last three such games in a row and the last four at this venue. Seven of the last nine such wins went to them, and the last Fluminense won at this stadium was four years back.
Also, Athletico scored two or more goals in the last three matches against this team. Importantly, at their home, Athletico won 13 of their last 14 ties, while, Fluminense lost four of their last five away ties, and was winless in seven of their last eight.
Fluminense also let in two or more goals in four of their last five games away from home. Keeping in line with the trend, expect the hosts to have a great showing this weekend.
Athletico Paranaense vs Fluminense Betting Tips
Athletico Paranaense to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.50 (1/2).