Sport Recife Atlético Paranaense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 7th June 2018
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho (Recife).
Atletico PR have seen another underwhelming performance on the road as they saw a two-game unbeaten streak ended again by America Mineiro on Sunday. This was their sixth loss in eight outings across competitions and Fernando Diniz has to find a cure for his men’s woes as soon as possible, as they sit in the bottom part of the Serie A table with just nine points from nine games.
Sport Recife look to capitalize on such troubles, though, and boast a better form of recent as they come into the match on the back of a goalless draw at Internacional, building on the thriller wins over Palmeiras and Atlético Mineiro seen beforehand. They’ve been regularly scoring numbers of goals at Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho and we’ll surely see a very motivated outfit on the day too.
Furacao have had troubles keeping it together on the road and we’ve seen them concede seven in last four trips, which could come as even more of a worry ahead of the trip to Recife. The home side sit just a point behind 2nd placed Cruzeiro and Atletico could see a further drop as soon as Thursday.
Sport Recife vs Atletico PR: Head-to-head
- Sport Recife have bagged two narrow wins in last two head-to-head clashes at this ground, despite failing to show off in Curitiba along the way.
- Atletico PR have bagged a 2-1 win in their last clash in October.
- We’re used to very narrow matchups between the sides with few goals.
Sport Recife vs Atletico PR: Predictions
We will now back Sport Recife to build on their recent records and connect their third home win over the rivals in a row, which comes off as great value at 2.00. Atletico PR have struggled to perform on the road and this should prove another such occasion.
With that in mind, we’ll now also back Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.66. This would be the 12th such occasion in 13 head-to-head clashes as well as fourth in last six of both sides’ respective outings. We have seen them regularly base their success on defensive displays and we now hope for another such contest!
Sport Recife vs Atletico PR: Betting Tips
Sport Recife to win @ 2.00
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66