Atletico PR vs Sport Recife
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 14 October 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes (Curitiba).
Sport Recife shocked the second-placed Internacional 2-1 at home last weekend to earn a glimmer of hope in the battle for Serie A survival. They showed a huge fighting spirit to come from behind and see off favourites with goals from Adryelson and Mateus within the final 10 minutes of the affair at Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho.
Leao, however, still have a mountain to climb to secure another top flight campaign. They are four points adrift of the safe zone with just ten games left to play and desperately need to back up the mentioned victory.
The schedule is working against Miltzon Mendes’ men, though, as they have a very tough fixture away at Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes this Sunday. They travel to Curitiba to take on in-form Atletico Paranaense who still dream of the top-six finish and the Copa Libertadores football next term.
Atletico PR vs Sport Recife: Head-to-head
Sport Recife do lead the overall head to head tie by a single win in last 19 H2H games with Furacao.
However, Atletico PR were much more successful in matches at Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes where they won 6, drew 2 and lost just 1 of 9 meetings with Sport Recife.
Each of last five H2H games saw home teams snatching the spoils.
All but one of last 14 head to head outings saw fewer than three goals scored.
Atletico PR vs Sport Recife: Prediction
Furacao will head into the game high of confidence. They won five of last six outings in all competitions. They’ve been brutal in front of the home crowd lately winning ten in a row across competitions there.
Tiago Nunes’ squad bagged two or more goals in nine of last ten home matches and they’ll fancy the continuation of such thread knowing the opposition lost nine on the bounce on travels.
Leao conceded at least two goals in each of last six away outings and they have nothing to hope for on Sunday evening in Curitiba based on such record.
Atletico PR vs Sport Recife: Bet Tips
Atletico PR to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Atletico PR -1.5 handicap @ 2.25 (5/4).