PARANA VS ATLETICO-PR PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Paraná and Atlético PR face off in Estádio Durival de Brito and Silva, in a match for the 7 th round of Serie A. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 01-24-2018, in a match for Paranaense 1 that ended with the victory of Atlético PR by (0-3). The goals of the match were scored by João Pedro (36 ‘), Leo Pereira (75’) and F. Dorta (90 ‘) for Atlético PR. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 20 th position of the league, with 2 points won, after 2 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Santos, by (3-1). In the last match, they tied at home against Grêmio by (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 10 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 10 home matches the Paraná has 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses.
For this competition, he does not win 6 games ago. The team has conceded goals to the opponent in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and never got the comeback.
The Paraná Club has been making a terrible campaign in Serie A, it is one of the two teams that have not yet won in the competition and are looking for a recovery to try to get out of the last position of the national championship. The local team presents problems, both in the offensive and in the defensive sector, as it scored only 3 goals, being the worst attack of the competition, and suffered 11 goals, having the second worst defense, but showed improvements defensively, and that in the last game he adopted a more closed system and managed to hold on against one of the best attacks in Brazil, in the case of the Gremio, on the last day. Playing at home, as in Sunday’s game, the Paraná Club has 2 losses and 1 draw, being that they scored only 1 goal in these 3 games, evidencing the difficulty of getting good performances even before their fans. For the match against Atlético Paranaense, coach Rogerio Micale will not be able to count forward Raphael Alemán, due to injury.
The away team is currently in the 16 th position, with 5 points won, after 1 win, 2 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Atlético Mineiro, by (1-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Fluminense, by (2-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 34 goals scored and 14 suffered. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Atlético PR has won 3, tied 4 and lost 3. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 49 of the last 67 matches have ended with Menos de 2.5 goals In 15 matches, they only got 1 comeback in the 6 matches in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 7 of their 19 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
After a triumphant start to the season, Atlético Paranaense dropped a lot of performance, did not win 5 games ago, comes from 3 consecutive defeats and goes in search of a recovery to try to leave the relegation zone. The team has been playing badly, both offensively and defensively, since in the 3 consecutive defeats scored only 2 goals and suffered 7, being a team that has missed a lot in the ball and leaves many spaces in its defense, besides having difficulty in front of fast teams. Playing as a visitor, as in this Sunday’s game, Atlético Paranaense accumulated 2 draws and 1 loss, as they did not score goals in these games. But on the other hand he did not suffer goals in 2 of them. So, he needs to create more goal opportunities in this type of situation, since he usually has good possession of the ball, but finishes little and with low quality. For the classic with the Paraná Clube, the coach Fernando Diniz will not be able to count on the lateral Jonathan, due to an injury.
PREDICTION: Over 1.5 goals @ 1.41