Atlético PR vs Botafogo RJ
Brazil- Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Arena da Baixada (Curitiba).
The Hurricane under Coach Nunes has improved from their last season performance. Being 8th in the table this season they will possibly play Copa Sudamericana this season.
Injury has caused some major absentees in their squad. Players of the likes of Plata, Ivaldo Ze and Bruno Nazario will miss out on this game and the rest of the season.
The side from Curitiba has an envious home record and many stronger opponents have fallen in Baixada Arena this season. Against this opposition they are dominant at home with 7 wins at home against Ricardo’s side.
Attack is led by Pablo who has 11 goals in the league and is third in the goal scorers list. He gets the service from Raphael Veiga with 5 assists and also 6 goals to his name.
After 30 rounds played The Oven are 13th in the league. Ze Ricardo’s team has lost more matches than they have won. It is the same condition in goals scored and conceded. With a strong attacking team like Atletico this will prove costly for them.
The side which was 9th in Serie A last season has found some good attacking talent in Kieza who scored 7 goals and assisted twice for his teammates. Lindoso Rodrigo is another player who has been key this season. His contribution is 6 goals and 3 assists.
The penalty goal of Rodrigo and an own goal from Renan Lodi of the Hurricane led to a 2-0 victory for the team from Rio.
Atletico PR vs Botafogo RJ: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Atletico has won 10 of the last 20 h2h clashes and lost 6 times.
- The reverse fixture finished with Ze Ricardo’s team winning 2-0 at home.
- The Hurricane have 7 wins and 2 defeats in last 10 competitive matches. They are unbeaten in 12 games at home with 11 wins. 10 games in that had over 2.5 goals.
- The away side are winless in their last 3 games.
- Botafogo have 3 wins and same number of defeats in last 10 matches.
- In their last 5 away games they lost 3 and have only 1 win.
Atlético PR vs Botafogo RJ: Prediction
The away team has not won in this ground in the last 8 games with 7 losses included in that. Adding their recent defeat in the league with this fact things won’t be easy for the Lone Star.
Ze Ricardo’s team has lost more matches than they have won. It is the same condition in goals scored and conceded. With a strong attacking team like Atletico this will prove costly for them.
It will be a battle of forwards as the home duo of Pablo and Veiga will take on Kieza-Rodrigo combo of the visitors.
Atlético PR vs Botafogo RJ: Betting Tips
Atletico win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.06 (12/11).