Atletico PR vs Ponte Preta
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 23rd July 2017
Kick off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes.
Ponte Preta have ended their horrendous streak in some style in mid-week when they notched four past Coritiba to boost up their confidence ahead of a tough visit to Estadio Joaquim Americo Guiamaraes.
The new manager Fabioano Soares is still looking for the first victory since taking charge of Atletico PR.
The team has shown some sorts of improvements as Furacao managed to hold the likes of Corinthians and Botafogo to draws in last two rounds, but Atletico are desperate for victory which would move them away from the red zone.
Can the fourth time be a lucky charm for the Brazilian manager?
Macaca notched only a single goal in four league outings prior to a demolishing 4-0 win over Coritiba on Wednesday.
The managerial dup (Gilson Kleina and Juninho) is thrilled to have seen Lucca getting back to the old habits as he was on target netting his eighth goals of the season.
The acquisition from Flamengo, Emerson Sheik, played his best match since arriving at Estadio Moises Luxarelli as he contributed to the win with a brace.
Atletico PR vs Ponte Preta: Head to head
Atletico lead the tie by five wins, but Ponte Preta enjoyed a run of three straight victories over Furacao before the Paranaense squad claimed a comprehensive 3-0 victory in their previous meeting played in September last year.
Atletico PR vs Ponte Preta: Prediction
The host are desperate for points, but we’ll rather back goals since Macaca showed an impressive attacking display in mid-week’s thumping of Coritiba.
The value is also in chasing Lucca to find the back of the net at the odds of 11/4.
Atletico PR vs Ponte Preta: Bets
The first pick will be BTTS at the odds of 19/20.
The alternative bet is Lucca to score anytime at 11/4.