Atletico PR vs Santos
Date: Wednesday, 5th July 2017
Kick off at 23:15 UK/ 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Durival de Britto e Silva.
It’s all set for the Brazilian derby in the last 16 round of Copa Libertadores. Atletico PR will be hoping to fix the poor impression from the start of their Serie A campaign, but they will have one hell of a task in doing so against the likes of Santos.
This might be the crucial period of the season for Eduardo Baptista since the potential Copa Libertadores elimination would possibly mean his exit from Furacao’s bench.
The hosts have won no more than 14 points from the opening 11 rounds of the new season in Serie A and they will hardly get involved in the battle for the top of the standings.
Moreover, the team will come in the first leg clash with Santos with two losses on the bounce to Gremio and Sport Recife without scoring a goal along the way.
Luckily for Baptista and his men, Peixe are in a sort of crisis since they are winless in last three outings after enjoying a hot run of form under the new manager Levir Culpi.
Culpi ran into his first problems since taking charge of Santos as the team bagged only a single goal in last three matches.
Atletico PR vs Santos: Head to head
Santos lead the head to head tie by six wins and they came out victorious from this season’s meeting.
Kayke notched a brace in a 0-2 win for Peixe at Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes in mid-June.
Atletico PR vs Santos: Prediction
We don’t expect to witness a high-scoring affair because the visitors will likely sit at the back and wait for their chances from the counter attacks.
As for the outcome, it can honestly go either way, but the best value can certainly be found in backing the draw at the odds of 21/10.
Atletico PR vs Santos: Betting Tips
The first bet is Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.59 with Pinnacle.
Braver punters can try with the draw at 3.22 odds with Pinnacle.