Fluminense vs Athletico Paranaense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Friday, 18 October 2019
Kick-off at 01:00 UK / 02:00 CET
Venue: Maracanã (Rio de Janeiro).
With Fluminense failing to take down this foe in all of their recent matchups, Athletico Paranaense have the upper hand in this one, despite the away handicap.
Fluminense vs Athletico-PR Head to head (h2h)
- Their last encounter witnessed Athletico Paranaense win 3-0.
- Fluminense have not come out on top in any of their previous four clashes.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in half of their last eight matchups.
- All of their last seven games here have finished with over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- The final scores have been tied twice in their previous ten fixtures.
Fluminense vs Athletico-PR Prediction
The hosts extended their unbeaten run in the league last week by pulling off a 2-0 victory over Bahia at home. On the other hand, Tiago Nunes’s men suffered their first blow in six games in their respective matchup, as table-toppers Flamengo slotted two unanswered goals past them to walk away with all three points.
Nevertheless, that alone does not guarantee Fluminense the win in this one. The home team are still trailing behind the visitors who are sporting a healthy six-point cushion over them in the ladder.
The away side have not tasted defeat in any of their last five outings either, that too in all competitions. Moreover, Athletico Paranaense have been at the losing end just twice in their last seven visits to this venue.
Be that as it may, given that the visitors have been alternating between wins and draws in their recent trips on the road, the safest punt as such is a double chance backing Athletico Paranaense.
Additionally, the hosts have not been shy in racking up the goals at home, and have scored six goals from their last four matches alone. Furthermore, the guests have not been at their defensive best on the road and are without a clean sheet in their last six outings.
Taking into account that half of their previous four head to head clashes here have also featured goals down either end, expect both teams to have their names on the scoresheet this week.
Fluminense vs Athletico-PR Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Athletico Paranaense @ 1.57
Both teams to score @ 1.90.