Parana vs Santos
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 September 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Durival de Britto e Silva, Curitiba.
Parana were so unlucky to concede the 87th-minute equalizer in the mid-week home tie with fellow strugglers Chapecoense.
The visitors’ substitute Daniel Torres bagged a late leveller to crush Parana’s hopes of narrowing the gap between them and the safe zone.
Tricolor thus still sit at the very foot of the Serie A standings being as many as eight points shy of safety with 15 games left to play.
To make things worse for the hosts, they are to tackle the in-form Santos side in the Matchday No 24 on Sunday evening at Estadio Durival de Britto e Silva.
Peixe have been struggling to find the right form ever since the season began, but the head coach Cuca looks to have managed to find it over a set of the most recent league ties.
Santos come into this high on confidence after winning two and drawing one in Serie A, a thread which saw them keep a clean sheet in all of the affairs in the process.
Parana vs Santos: Head-to-head
The head to head record also speaks in Santos’ favour as the visitors won each of past four meetings with Tricolor.
Piece bagged three goals in each of last two encounters with Parana and as many as eight in total in last three.
Santos are undefeated in last eight meetings with Tricolor.
Parana vs Santos: Prediction
Santos are enjoying a scintillating attacking forma head of the Parana tie and we have to see them as clear favourites to pick up the spoils against the rock-bottomed side.
Gabriel Barbosa has particularly been in good touch lately. He was the one who inspire the 0-3 thumping of Vasco da Gama last weekend with a hat-trick and he should have plenty of room to deliver past one of the weakest defensive sides in the league here.
Since Peixe did not concede a goal at all in past three games across competitions, you can alternatively back the visitors to keep things tight at the back.
Parana’s attack should not be a threat to such defense knowing the hosts bagged no more than a single goal in past three games.
Parana vs Santos: Bet Tips
Santos to win @ 16/11 (2.45)