Vasco da Gama vs Atletico PR
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Kick-Off at 21:30 UK / 22:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama (Rio de Janeiro).
The mid-week Matchday in Brazilian top flight is about to begin on Wednesday evening with the clash between Vasco da Gama and Atletico Paranaense. Both teams head into it highly motivated to get the result with just five games left to play until the very end of the season.
Cruzmaltino picked up four points from a tough two-game schedule against Internacional and Fluminense. The head coach Alberto Valentim can be satisfied with his men’s defensive efforts as they allowed only two goals in the process. Furthermore, Vasco are unbeaten in last four league games on the home patch even though the likes of Flamengo, Cruzeiro and Internacional were rivals along the way.
The hosts are in huge demand for points here as they sit 13th in the league ladder. The red zone is just four points away, while there are several teams which could overtake them inside the top 13 in the standings (a certain place in Copa Sudamericana next season).
Vasco da Gama vs Atletico PR: Head-to-head
The home court advantage played a huge role in the history of head to head encounters between these two likes.
Vasco won 11, drew 4 and lost just 1 of 16 home games against Furacao.
However, we have to mention Atletico PR were much more successful in the most recent head to head history. They won five of last six meetings with Cruzmaltino (four of these at home though).
Vasco da Gama vs Atletico PR: Prediction
The visitors will also enter the game in high spirits in spite of the 2-1 loss to second-placed Internacional last weekend. They bounced back from such defeat by beating Fluminense 2-0 in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana semi-final and are in a fantastic position to go all the way in the second strongest continental competition. Winning the title there would be a side path towards Copa Libertadfores football next year as they still get to secure it by clinching one of top seven spots in Brasilierao.
Anyhow, we fancy the hosts here given Atletico struggled to find goals on travels recently. Furacao bagged just two goals in last four away games. Knowing about Vasco’s fine home form, the home win is our top betting suggestion here.
Vasco da Gama vs Atletico PR: Bet Tips
Vasco da Gama to win @ 2.55 (31/20)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.53 (8/15).