Santos vs Athletico Paranaense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 8 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Vila Belmiro (Sao Paulo).
Santos has no option but to deliver this Sunday, as their main competitor for the top spot, Flamengo, is taking on the worst of the lot, Avai, this match-day. While it may seem not fair that Jorge Sampaoli’s men are pitted against a tough customer, they do have the home advantage to scrape out a victory.
Opponents PR meanwhile is trying their best to stay within range of their Sudamericana spots. They surely have a lot to take on this weekend – with their away handicap, the stature of the opponents, and the h2h inferiority they possess as of now.
Santos vs Athletico Paranaense Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last seven matches saw Santos delivering the win.
- Five of the former seven clashes saw Athletico failing to score.
- The hosts won an impressive last 13 games in a row at this venue.
- PR could score a total of three goals from their previous eleven visits to this stadium.
Santos vs Athletico Paranaense Prediction
Athletico lost their last three matches on the road and conceded twice or more in four of the previous five. On the other hand, their opposite number was unbeaten in 21 of their former 23 appearances in front of the home crowd and won ten of the last thirteen as well.
Importantly, at this venue, Santos simply has been on another level. They are on an active streak of wins in the recent 13 h2h clashes and kept a clean sheet in eight of the former eleven encounters.
Moreover, at present, the hosts have scored thrice or more in their former three home ties, and with them intensely involved in a title-race with Flamengo, a win this Sunday becomes more of a mandatory condition.
Count on the hosts rising up to the challenge, and the guests to struggle to score as well.
Santos vs Athletico Paranaense Betting Tips
Santos to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
To Win to Nil: Santos @ 2.62 (13/8).