Atletico PR vs Newell’s Old Boys
South America – Copa Sudamericana
Date: Thursday, 12 April 2018
Kick-Off at 23:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes (Curitiba).
Atletico PR will be looking to0 bring the impressive run from domestic top continental affairs on Thursday evening when they are about to kick off their Copa Sudamericana campaign. The opponent is Argentine Newell’s Old Boys, meaning the host won’t lack motives to pull off a strong showing against an outfit from rivalry country.
Furacao confirmed the dominance in Campeonato Paranense 1 where they lifted the silverware in spite of losing the first leg of the final 1-0 away at Coritiba. As the matter of fact, the team led by Fernando Diniz had a very successful week as they dispatched Sao Paulo in Copa do Brasil before beating Coritiba 2-0 in the reverse fixture of the Campeonato Paranaense final. It was Ederson who stole the show bagging nine goals in the process, including one in the final.
The story is completely opposite with Newell’s Old Boys. They have been struggling badly for consistency throughout the entire season in Argentine Superliga. Lepra currently hold the 23rd position in the league ladder. They have huge troubles finding the net ion travels where they lost five and drew one of last six away from home in Superliga. Omar De Felippe’s men could not find the back of the net at all in five of last six matches on the road.
Atletico PR vs Newell’s Old Boys: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between Atletico PR and Newell’s Old Boys.
Atletico PR vs Newell’s Old Boys: Prediction
The hosts are massive form favourites and we expect them to clinch a victory in the first leg in front of the home fans.
Given that Furacao showed some stern defensive displays of late, we can easily see them keep things tight here. After all, Newell’s failed to score in five of last six games on the road in their domestic campaign.
You can also try with the low-scoring contest and back the Under 2.5 goals FT bet since the visitors are expected to park the bus.
Atletico PR vs Newell’s Old Boys: Bet Tips
Atletico PR to win @ 1.90
Atletico PR to keep a clean sheet @ 2.40