Vasco vs Atletico Paranaense
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Tuesday, 1st August 2017
Kick-off at 0:00 UK/ 1:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Vasco da Gama (Rio de Janeiro).
Clube Atletico Paranaense seek an end to their win-less run when they travel to face Vasco da Gama on Monday evening. This is expected to be a tough task at hand, as Paranaense are yet to win against Vasco in 15 away trips.
Vasco’s recent form is pretty mediocre as they are coming on the back of 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss from the last four matches. Last week, they defeated Atletico MG 2-1 away from home. They are currently sitting at 8th in the league table. And their progress is dent by injuries to Luis Fabiano, Marcelo Mattos and Wagner.
At home, Vasco haven’t won in their last two outings. But they are expected to bounce back with 5 wins in their bag from previous six games.
Atletico PR are coming on the back of a 0-2 home defeat to Ponte Preta. This left them without a win in their last six Serie A games. They drew 3 and lost 3 during the period. Their recent run has pushed them dangerously close to the relegation zone.
However, Paranaense could take some confidence from their away exploits this season. They were beaten just once in the last six, won 2 and drew 3. On top of that, they scored in 5 of those games.
Vasco vs Atletico Paranaense: Head-to-head
An away team haven’t won in the last 14 matches between the sides.
The last meeting between the sides was in the 2015 season. Vasco won the home fixture 2-0 after losing the away leg by the same margin.
Vasco are unbeaten in the 14 home matches against Paranaense with 11 wins and 3 draws in their bag.
Vasco vs Atletico Paranaense: Prediction
Atletico PR have a poor record at the Estadio Vasco da Gama. To make things worse, they are coming on the back of a poor run. Therefore, the hosts are in a better position to rake up another win.
Vasco vs Atletico Paranaense: Bet Tips
FT – Vasco to win for 1.97 odds with Unibet.