Atletico MG vs Parana Clube
Brazil Serie A
Date: Thursday, 26 July 2018
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Raimundo Sampaio (Belo Horizonte)
Atletico MG host Parana for their Matchday 15 Serie A clash on Thursday looking for a return to the winning ways after two away losses in a row, beaten by both Gremio and Palmeiras with a high total of five goals conceded along the way.
Galo have been a more convincing outfit at Estadio Raimundo Sampaio and they’ll now hope to build on such a character, having netted ten goals in three games here since early June. They’ve held Chapecoense to a 3-3 draw and beat both Fluminense and Ceara along the way, as Thiago Larghi obviously hopes his men can build on a top 4 challenge with such performances.
Parana, on the other hand, just returned to the winning ways in front of the home crowd once again as they beat similarly struggling America Mineiro 1-0. Their away records will be a lot more worrying ahead of the tough trip to Belo Horizonte, though, as we’ve seen losses at Santos, Vasco da Gama, Flamengo, and Vitoria now behind them.
Atletico MG vs Parana Clube: Head-to-head
Atletico MG have bagged narrow wins over the rivals in both of their last two clashes, turning both June and September 2017 clashes their way at this ground.
Parana have last beaten the rivals in May 2017 but it proved not enough to get past the rivals in Copa do Brazil.
We’ve seen two or fewer goals in three of their last four head-to-head matchups.
Atletico MG vs Parana Clube: Prediction
We’ll now back Atletico MG to build on such records and bag all three points, but we don’t feel we’re in for many goals as we go for a Home win to Nil at 2.20. We are used to narrow contests between the sides and this does shape another such occasion in the making.
With that in mind, we’ll now also go for Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.80, which could prove generous at this point. Parana have troubles finding the net on the road but they’re not letting in many either, which looks like further evidence for such a bet.
Atletico MG vs Parana Clube: Bet Tips
Atletico MG to win to Nil @ 2.20
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80.