Santos FC vs Athletico Paranaense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 16 August 2020
Kick-off at 23:45 UK/ 00:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Vila Belmiro.
The Santastic had finished as runners-up of the last season, and have been one of the overall best teams in the league for the past several years. However, they have been struggling for the past few weeks to perform, and they are still searching for their first win in the campaign.
Meanwhile, Furacao have made a deafening start to their run, and have raced to the top of the table. They surely do have the upper hand considering recent form, and could be counted on to at least avoid a loss.
However, Alexi Stival’s men still are one of the heavyweights in the Serie A, and they do have a great h2h record against this opponent. It seems that they would find the back of the net at least once.
Santos vs Athletico Paranaense: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Santastic had recorded nine of the former twelve overall wins.
- However, they had lost the latest of these encounters by a 1-0 scoreline on the road.
- At this venue, the hosts had won 13 of the former 14 clashes.
- The last time these two met at this pitch, spoils were shared with a 1-1 scoreline.
Santos vs Athletico Paranaense: Prediction
Stival’s men are winless since the restart of football and all through this season so far. They have not kept a clean sheet in the past six fixtures, and have conceded two or more goals in three of the former four games.
On the other hand, their opposite number are on a four-match winning run, and had won six of their preceding seven fixtures. They are also on a four-game unbeaten run on the road, and they are at the top of the league standings at the moment.
Moreover, they also had won the latest encounter between these teams as well. For the reasons, expect Athletico Paranaense to avoid a loss this weekend.
Going on though, the Santastic still are the runners-up of this competition, and they have had a phenomenal h2h record at this venue in the past. In fact, they had won 13 of the last 14 such meetings here.
As such, count on the desperate hosts to score at least once here.
Santos vs Athletico Paranaense: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Athletico Paranaense or Draw @ 1.75 (3/4)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6).