Aron Wright - May 28, 2018
Vasco da Gama vs Parana Clube
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Kick-Off at 23:30 UK / 00:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama, Rio de Janeiro.
Vasco da Gama were millimetres away from the top-six finis. They will obviously struggle to repeat such success and get involved in the battle for the most elite continental competition this season if we are to judge by the poor start they’ve made so far.
Ze Ricardo’s side took only a single point from last three league affairs, but they will indeed have a great chance to return on the winning ways on Wednesday evening when the league’s newcomers Parana come to visit Estadio Club de Regatas.
The visitors instantly started to feel the strength of a higher division football at the very start of the season. They enter this from the rock-bottom of the league standing with just three points from the opening seven rounds of the campaign. Can the visitors take advantage of Vasco’s slower run of form to arrest their slump?
Vasco seem to have huge troubles to keep things tight at the back as they shipped three goals on two separate occasions in last three matches. Ze Ricardo’s men are yet to keep a clean sheet this season in Serie A.
The clash with Parana should really give them a chance to improve such a poor defensive record given that the visitors own league’s weakest attacking record with just three goals scored in seven opening ties. Tricolor da Vila will come into this off the back of straight goalless draws against Gremio and Atletico PR. They took just one point from three away fixtures in the league.
The home win is thus worth backing at 1.75 odds. We’ll alternatively back Vasco to keep their first clean sheet of the season at the odds of 2.20.