Fortaleza vs Athletico Paranaense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 8 August 2020
Kick-off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Furacao had qualified for the Libertadores Group Stages, and were one of the best teams in the competition last season. Meanwhile, Tricolor did try their best to make it to the premier competition of the continent. But they fell short, and had to settle for a spot in the Sudamericana.
Moreover, Dorival Junior’s men have been the better team in h2h clashes over the years as well. As such, they are expected to dominate proceedings at the Castelão this weekend.
However, they have really struggled to perform on the road, while their opposite number have been in terrific form at home lately.
For the reason, expect Fortaleza to avoid a loss at the very least this Saturday.
Fortaleza vs Athletico Paranaense: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Junior’s men are on a two-game winning run against this opponent.
- They had also recorded five of the previous six overall wins.
- In fact, they have lost just once against this rival since 2003.
- At this venue though, the guests have not won in the past 14 years.
- Three of the former four match-ups had goals from both teams.
Fortaleza vs Athletico Paranaense: Prediction
Rogerio Ceni’s men had won eight of their last nine overall matches, and they scored two or more goals in seven of the preceding twelve games. At home, they were unbeaten in 16 of their last 17 appearances, and they had also managed to win an impressive 14 of these.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 11 of their past 13 road trips, and they had also lost six of their preceding nine games away from home.
Likely, expect Fortaleza to avoid a defeat this weekend.
However, understand that Junior’s men were far higher in the league table the last season, and they have been the overall better team in h2h clashes over the years. As such, expect goals from both teams this Saturday.
Fortaleza vs Athletico Paranaense: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Fortaleza or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).