Vitoria vs Parana Clube
Brazil Serie A
Date: Thursday, 19 July 2018
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Manoel Barradas (Salvador, Bahia)
Vitoria host Parana for their Matchday 13 clash after taking over a month of a break in Serie A, looking to bag important points at Estadio Manoel Barradas and escape the bottom part of the table. They’ve been a tough side to beat in Salvador but the home side lack consistency and have a lot to prove, even against fellow league strugglers.
Vagner Mancini’s men have seen quite a convincing loss in their last outing, beaten 3-0 by Sao Paulo on the road, and they’ll now hope to have used the break to a great cause – looking for only their second win in eight games. They’ve been putting on quite solid defensive displays here and we’ll now surely see them very motivated to impress once again.
Parana have, on the other hand, beaten River Plate in a July friendly and come into the match hoping to build on such a display as they look for their first away win this term. They’ve been more confident at home but we’ve seen four losses and a draw in five trips since mid-April, which could be very worrying for Rogerio Micale as his men struggle to get on the scoresheet.
Vitoria vs Parana Clube: Head-to-head
Parana have beaten the rivals 0-2 in their Copa do Brazil clash midway through April, with goals from Airton and Guilherme Biteco at this ground.
Vitoria have bagged six wins in nine head-to-head clashes at this ground.
We’ve seen two or fewer goals in all of their last four matchups across competitions.
Vitoria vs Parana Clube: Prediction
We’ll now back Vitoria to take advantage of the rival’s away woes and we’ll go for a Home win at 1.85, which does seem great value despite seeing the home side quite unpredictable ahead of the break.
We do feel they’ll have to base such a success on another fine performance at the back, as we go into a narrow contest looming and back Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.60. We have seen such clashes in all of the sides’ last four head-to-head matchups and both of them have struggled to score numbers of goals on the regular recently too!
Vitoria vs Parana Clube: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.85
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60.