Newells Old Boys vs Atletico PR: Preview and Predictions

Newells Old Boys vs Atletico PR
Copa Sudamericana
Date: Thursday, 10 May 2018
Kick-Off at 23:15 UK / 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Marcelo Alberto Bielsa, Rosario.

Atletico PR closed the first round tie within the opening 40 minutes of play at Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes. They destroyed La Lepra 3-0 with goals from Pablo Felipe, Nikao and Guilherme, making the rematch basically only a formality.

A real miracle should happen for the out-of-form Newell’s to annul such high deficit in the reverse fixture in Rosario given they did not score three or more goals in any of last 20 matches in all competitions.

The side led by Omar De Felippe sit at the disappointing 22nd position after 26 rounds of the competition in Superliga and they will head into this off the back of two losses and a win in last three domestic games. The only good news for De Felippe is his team’s home form since La Lepra notched four wins in last five league games at Estadio Marcelo Alberto Bielsa.

Newell’s Old Boys vs Atletico PR: Head-to-head

The match played a month ago in Paranaense was the first ever head to head encounter between these two outfits.

Furacao were in complete control from the very first whistle and they deservedly snatched a 3-0 victory at the end.

Newell’s Old Boys vs Atletico PR: Prediction

The hosts might look for reasons to be optimistic ahead of the rematch in the fact their counterparts are winless in last four games in all competitions. Atletico notched just one goal in last there Serie A affairs, but truth be told they did not concede many either as two of these three games ended in goalless draws.

We thus expect the visitors to sit at the back and keep it a low-scoring contest which is why the Under 2.5 goals FT looks to be the best of the betting options in our opinion, set at the odds of 1.61. Newell’s did not score at all in last four Copa Sudamericana ties, a streak that stretches out to 2010 when they played the likes of San Jose and LDU Quito. You can have Atletico PR to keep a clean sheet here at the sky-high 4.00 odds.

Newell’s Old Boys vs Atletico PR: Bet Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61
  • Atletico PR to keep a clean sheet @ 4.00.