Parana vs Atletico Mineiro
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Durival de Britto e Silva (Curitiba).
Atletico Mineiro lost ground on the top four sides in the league after claiming only one point in past four rounds. They are now force to defend the top-seven finish and book a place in the second round of Copa Libertadores in remaining five games of the season.
This week might be crucial for Levir Culpi’s men have a nice chance to get the maximum six points from following two ties. They first travel to Curitiba to take on the rock-bottomed Parana on Wednesday evening, four days before the home clash with relegation strugglers Bahia in Belo Horizonte.
A win at Estadio Durival de Britto e Silva is a must for Galo who have much more to play for than their rivals. Parana could not last longer than one season in the top flight as they instantly returned to the Serie B football. The hosts are as many as 16 points adrift of the penultimate-placed Chapecoense with five games left to play.
Parana vs Atletico Mineiro: Head-to-head
Atletico Mineiro do lead the head to head tie by three wins, but they found victories hard to come by at Estadio Durival de Britto e Silva.
Galo only won one, drew one and lost four of six away matches against Tricolor over the course of history.
Atletico, however, won four, drew one and lost one of last six H2H affairs with Parana in general.
Parana vs Atletico Mineiro: Prediction
Parana are winless in last 18 games in all competitions. They did end the four-loss streak ten days ago when Alex Santana found the back of the net in a 1-1 draw to fellow strugglers Vitoria. It was only team’s second goal in last five Serie A outings.
Galo also struggled for goals badly in recent weeks. They notched just one in five matches and will come into this in the lowest of spirits. Nonetheless, this is an ideal fixture for them to get the campaign up and running at the death of the season and pick up a result which would get them closer to securing the top-seven finish.
Parana vs Atletico Mineiro: Bet Tips
Atletico Mineiro to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13).