Paraná Clube vs América Mineiro
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 22 July 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Durival de Britto e Silva, Curitiba.
Parana will be desperate to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat to Vitoria on Sunday evening when they host fellow strugglers America Mineiro at Estadio Durival de Britto e Silva.
The hosts found themselves in a tough situation after the mid-week round as the rock bottomed Ceara caused a double blow winning their respective clash against Sport Recife to close the gap between them and Parana down to two points.
The visitors sit just above the red zone, four points above Tricolor da Vila, meaning anything but a victory would further complicated things for Parana here.
The head coach Rogerio Micale will rely on his team’s fine form on the home patch where Parana are unbeaten in last six games in all competitions. They took as many as seven points from past three league ties in their own backyard.
Parana Clube vs America Mineiro: Head-to-head
These two sides played each other in the second tier of the Brazilian football last season.
Both of these affairs ended in a 1-1 draw.
Overall, Ameirca Mineiro had much more success in the history of H2H games against Tricolor da Vila.
Parana only won 2 and lost 7 of 14 meetings with Coelho.
Parana Clube vs America Mineiro: Prediction
America Mineiro have the worst record in away matches out of all teams in the league this season. They took only one point in six matches on the road. Moving forward, their defensive line was very vulnerable in mid-week Clasico with Cruzeiro which saw America lose 3-1.
Parana may be in crisis of late, but their home form has to be respected and we see a strong value in backing Tricolor da Vila to clinch a much-needed three-pointer here. The odds are set at 2.05.
Also, since the match has a massive importance for both teams in the relegation scrap, we expect it to be a close contest to be decided by a single goal. You can thus try with the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at 1.44 as well as the 1-0 correct score at 5.50.
Parana Clube vs America Mineiro: Bet Tips
Parana to win @ 2.05
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.44.