Caracas vs Athletico Paranaense
CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores
Date: 5 April 2022, Tuesday
Kick-off at 23:15 UK / 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Olimpico de la UCV (Caracas).
Copa Sudamericana champions Athletico Paranaense will begin their Copa Libertadores campaign on Tuesday evening when they travel to the north of the continent to battle Caracas in the first round of group stage at Estadio Olimpico de la UCV.
Alberto Valentim’s men will come into the tie on a low after suffering a disappointing elimination in the Campeonato Paranaense 1 semifinal.
Athletico PR fell 1-2 at home in the first leg of the semifinal tie to Coritiba and they failed to improve things in the return fixture, playing only a 1-1 stalemate on the occasion.
Moving forward, we have to say that Athletico Paranaense have historically been struggling to perform on travels in CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores.
They have lost eight out of last nine away fixtures in the elite continental competition. Of course, the Brazilians are always favorites against the Venezuelan opposition, but we all know how tricky is to play the Venezuelan sides on the road in this competition due to the altitude.
Caracas did not get off to the brightest start in the new season of Venezuelan Primera Division either.
They have won only one of the inaugural six games, scoring no more than four goals in the process.
Caracas vs Athletico Paranaense Head-to-head
- These two outfits last locked horns in the last 16 round of Copa Sudamericana back in 2018.
- Athletico Paranaense advanced with home and away wins, winning 4-1 on aggregate.
- The match on Venezuelan soil saw the Brazilians snatching a 0-2 victory.
Caracas vs Athletico Paranaense Prediction
Athletico Paranaense may not be enjoying their best form right now when the new Serie A season has not even started and they might face issues with altitude in Venezuela. Nevertheless, it is very hard to bet against them here knowing about the obvious gulf in quality between these two teams.
We can still see the value in backing the visitors to win at the 1.95 odds. Also, since Caracas scored just four goals in six Venezuelan Primera Division matches at the start of the season, we very much like the 2.20 odds offered for Athletico Paranaense to keep a clean sheet on Tuesday.
Caracas vs Athletico Paranaense Betting Tips
Athletico Paranaense to win @ 1.95 (19/20)
Athletico Paranaense to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20 (6/5) odd.