Parana vs Chapecoense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK / 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Durival de Britto e Silva, Curitiba.
The 1-0 loss to fellow strugglers Sport Recife left Parana at the rock bottom of the Serie A standings.
They are now five points short of the 19th-placed Ceara and as many as nine of safe zone, meaning mid-week’s home clash with another relegation contender Chapecoense might be their last train to catch in an attempt of preventing this to be a one-year loan in the top flight of the Brazilian football.
The hosts will be looking to take advantage of Chapeco’s dreadful form which saw the visitors lose four on the bounce before the trip to Curitiba.
Nevertheless, Verdao are still in a much better position being six points adrift of their counterparts. A defeat at Estadio Durival de Britto e Silva would, however, seriously compromise their situation.
Parana vs Chapecoense: Head-to-head
Chapecoense won two, drew two and lost one of five H2H games with Parana.
This will be their first meeting since the 2016 Copa do Brasil tie which saw Verdao advance 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a 2-0 victory on the home patch.
Just one of last four H2H games offered three or more goals.
Parana vs Chapecoense: Prediction
Chapecoense have been dreadful travellers throughout the entire season. They are yet to pick up a three-pointer on the road where they suffered seven losses and held on to four draws in 11 outings.
The lack of efficiency in the final third is Guto Ferreira’s main problem as Verdao notched no more than 7 goals in 11 away fixtures this season.
On the other side, Chapecoense’s defensive line was way too vulnerable in the most recent set of matches as the team shipped seven goals in last three defeats to Sao Paulo, Vasco da Gama and Palmeiras.
Parana are at least two classes below these rivals, but they can be a very tough nut to crack at Estadio Durival de Britto e Silva.
Tricolor da Vila lost just one of last nine home games without conceding two or more goals in any of these outings along the way. You can back Parana’s clean sheet at 2.20.
Punters who’d like to try with a longshot can chase a 1-0 victory for the hosts at the odds of 5.50.
Parana vs Chapecoense: Bet Tips
Parana to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20
Parana to win 1-0 @ 5.50.