Chapecoense vs Atletico PR
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9th July 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Arena Conda.
Chapecoense are still trying to bring back the form they had at the start of the Serie A campaign when they even held the very top of the standings after five opening rounds.
On the bright side, the hosts did interrupt the four-loss streak on Monday when they played a thrilling 3-3 draw with Fluminense on the road.
Can they get back to the winning ways this weekend against fellow bottom-half neighbours in the league standings Atletico PR?
The last year’s Copa Sudamericana winners decided to make a change on the bench after a series of negative results.
Vagner Mancini has been replaced by Vinicius Eutropio who is about to make his debut this Sunday against Atletico.
His main task will be to try and fix the holes at the back because the defensive line is what brought Chapeco positive results at the start of the season after all.
Luckily for Eutropio, Atletico have also been far away from their best shape as they will come into the game with three losses on the bounce.
Furacao’s morale has certainly been crushed after a 2-3 loss to Santos in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores tie in mid-week.
Chapecoense vs Atletico PR: Head to head
The draw has been by far the most common of the outcomes in previous head to head encounters between the two sides.
It happened on five occasions in eight matches as Chapeco have no more than a single win in the history of their meetings with Atletico.
Their previous match has, however, seen Furacao’s 3-1 win at Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes in October last year.
Chapecoense vs Atletico PR: Prediction
The tradition might well be continued this weekend as we don’t share bookmakers’ opinion on Chapecoense being the 3/4 favourites to clinch three points here.
The new manager will likely bring much needed refreshment, but the value simply has to be in backing the draw at 12/5.
Chapecoense vs Atletico PR: Betting Tips
The main bet will be the draw at the odds of 3.65 with Pinnacle.
Braver tipsters can go for the correct score 1-1 long-shot at 7.00 with Unibet.