Atletico PR vs Sao Paulo
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes.
Atletico PR escaped the very foot of Serie A standings thanks to back-to-back wins over Atletico Mineiro and Atletico GO on the road within the last seven days.
The team led by Eduardo Baptista will surely be looking to bring this form to the home patch where they are yet to claim the first victory in the new season.
Can they make it this Wednesday when they host Sao Paulo in the ninth round of the competition?
Baptista obviously lacks a predator in the final third as Furacao has been struggling a lot with the efficiency in the final third since the very start of the season.
The defensive line is functioning well, though, and is the main reason for the mentioned wins since Atletico kept clean sheets against both Atletico Mineiro and Atletico GO.
In Baptista’s defense, the team from Paranaense indeed had a tricky schedule on the home pitch at the start of the season facing the likes of Gremio, Flamengo and Santos.
Either way, Atletico will have a nice chance to finally claim a home win since Sao Paulo have not been enjoying their best days lately.
Rogerio Ceni’s men claimed no more than a single point from last three league fixtures and the weekend has seen them ending their impressive run in front of their fans with a 1-2 defeat to Atletico Mineiro.
Atletico PR vs Sao Paulo: Head to head
It is really hard to separate the two sides according to their head to head stats since Atletico PR lead the tie by only two wins ahead of their 36th h2H encounter.
Furacao have made this difference in two matches of the last season when they claimed two victories. It is also interesting to mention that Sao Paulo have never managed to pick up a victory from Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes.
Atletico PR vs Sao Paulo: Prediction
The hosts will likely sit at the back and try and keep the third consecutive clean sheet and we can hardly see a high-scoring affair between the two on Wednesday.
The value is definitely with Atletico who are 6/4 to pick up points which has to be taken considering the head to head stats and the latest form.
Atletico PR vs Sao Paulo: Bet Tips
The main bet is Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.64 by Pinnacle.
The second bet is Atletico PR to win the match at 2.35 by Pinnacle.