Athletico Paranaense vs Santos FC
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Kick-off at 22:00 UK/ 23:00 CET
Venue: Arena da Baixada (Curitiba).
Both teams have already qualified for the Libertadores, and do not stand much to lose if they misfire in the last two match-days. Still, the proud squads would want to finish out on a positive note, and moreover, the potential to improve league standings could drive these clubs to perform well.
Athletico Paranaense vs Santos FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, spoils were shared with a 1-1 scorecard.
- Four of the past five encounters resulted in wins for the teams that had home advantage.
- Nine of the last eleven wins went to Santos.
- Nine of the previous twelve wins at this venue went to the hosts.
Athletico Paranaense vs Santos FC Prediction
Athletico showed a touch of experience and grit, as they managed to fire in the equalizer on the road, in the 90+4th minute, against Ceara the last match-day. The game ended 1-1 with either team splitting the points.
Meanwhile, Santos showed no mercy at home to the already-relegated Chapecoense and recorded a 2-0 victory to post another win on the board.
This Wednesday, nerves will not play much role, as both teams have already secured their Libertadores futures. However, with two more match-days remaining, both teams will want to close out with a win against a top-tier squad.
Paranaense are unbeaten in their last eleven matches and had won four of their previous five. They had also remained unbeaten in 21 of their previous 23 games, and at home, won four of their last five.
On the other hand, Santos won six of their preceding eight match-ups. They are currently placed second in the table, and if they are able to keep the third-placed Palmeiras (who have lost their last three league fixtures) at bay, the famed club could seal their status as the runner-up in the year-long competition.
In short, taking into account the pressure-free scenario, the desire to close out their campaign with a win, the potential to seal the runner-up spot for Santos, the in-form offenses of both, who have scored in plenty all through the campaign – all combine together to pick out the BTTS & O2.5 options as promising choices.
Athletico Paranaense vs Santos FC Betting Tips
Double Chance: Athletico Paranaense or Draw @ 1.36
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00.