Fortaleza vs Atletico-PR
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Thursday, 2 May 2019
Kick-Off 01:30 UK / 02:30 CET
Venue: Arena Castelao (Fortaleza).
Fortaleza experienced the strength of a higher division football right at the start of the new Serie A campaign.
They fell 4-0 away at reigning champions Palmeiras on Matchday No 1 on Sunday evening. This is generally team’s maiden campaign in the top flight of the Brazilian football since 2006.
Can Rogerio Ceni’s men bounce back after such a painful defeat and fix the impression on Wednesday night when they play host to Atletico-PR in mid-week’s second round of the competition?
The visitors head into the match in much higher spirits. They bagged four goals in the drubbing of Vasco da Gama at the weekend to announce a strong campaign and a potential title challenge in this term of Serie A.
Fortaleza vs Atletico-PR: Head-to-head
It has been 13 years since these two likes last battled it out.
Atletico Paranaense won three, drew two and lost one of six encounters with Fortaleza.
Furacao scored four goals in each of past two visits to Fortaleza.
Fortaleza vs Atletico-PR: Prediction
The quality is no doubts on Furacao’s side, but they generally performed much better in front of the home crowd last season which is where we can find reasoning in 2.70 odds offered for the away win pic here.
Atletico Paranaense won only 2, drew 7 and lost 10 of 19 away outings in the previous term of Serie A. Furacao scored only 10 goals in the process. Can they perform in the maiden away fixture of the new season on Wednesday?
On the other side, Fortaleza enjoyed a stellar campaign in Campeonato Cearense 1 where they won the crown via two clean sheet wins over Serie A counterparts Ceara in the final. Fortaleza were on a six-win run in all competitions, a streak which saw them concede no goals at all along the way.
Knowing that Atletico Paranense struggled for goals badly on travels last season, we have to try with the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 1.72.
Fortaleza vs Atletico-PR: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
Draw at the half time @ 2.05 (21/20).