America Mineiro vs Parana
Competition: Brazil Serie A
Date: 10 November 2018
Kick-off: 20:00 CET
Center-back and captain Matheus Ferraz missed a couple of training sessions this past week due to fatigue, but on Thursday he was back, looking ok. Winger Aylon missed the game against Cruzeiro last weekend due to cards, but is back, available. It’s unclear if Adilson Batista can count on attacker Robinho and midfielder Marquinhos. Both are dealing with minor injury problems. América lost at home last weekend, 1-2, and are now 18th in the table, on 34 points, two less than Sport Recife, the first team above the relegation line. They haven’t won in their last nine matches. That home defeat last weekend to Cruzeiro was their first as hosts in 10 games, but on the other hand, they won only two of those last 10 home encounters.
Paraná earned a… rare point last weekend, thanks to that 1-1 at home versus Vitória. Actually, they should have done better, given that their guests were left with 10 men soon after Paraná’s goal in the second half, and equalized in the dying minutes of the match, playing with a man less. Even if Paraná had won, it wouldn’t have made any difference in the table. They are going down, and they have already started making their plans for 2019. Young guys have been playing for weeks now, as Paraná are trying to… figure out whom they should on next season, and whom they should let go. Left-back Igor is out, due to cards. Generally, Paraná have problems forming their defensive line in this game, with players missing either due to cards or injuries.
Previous five matches:
America Mineiro vs Cruzeiro 1-2
Chapecoense vs America Mineiro 1-0
America Mineiro vs Gremio 1-1
Atletico Mineiro vs America Mineiro 0-0
Atletico Paranaense vs America Mineiro 4-0
Parana vs Vitoria 1-1
Cruzeiro vs Parana 3-1
Parana vs Flamengo 0-4
Bahia vs Parana 2-0
Fluminense vs Parana 4-0
América’s next game is at Internacional, on Thursday. Paraná are hosting Atlético Mineiro on Wednesday (both Série A matches).
America Mineiro vs Parana: Head to head Stats
Two América wins and three draws in the last five games between these two in Belo Horizonte.
America Mineiro vs Parana: Prediction
If América fail to win this game at home, it will be like screaming out loud that they don’t want to be in the Série A next year.
America Mineiro vs Parana: Betting Tips
A simple América win pays just 1.36. For more than that, I would risk with “América to win and keep a clean sheet”, at 1.90.