Atletico Paranaense vs Vasco da Gama
Competition: Brazil Serie A
Date: 30 August 2018
Kick-off: 00:30 CET
Atlético Paranaense hosted Gremio on Saturday, and their win, at 2.00, was my only tip, counting on them to continue their run of good games/results, but also having in mind that Gremio would be playing with their reserves, because of the upcoming Copa Libertadores game against Estudiantes. Atlético went 0-1 down from the penalty spot less than 10 minutes into the game, but they reacted right away, Pablo Felipe scored an absolutely magnificent goal in the 13th minute, restoring… order on the pitch. Atlético’s winner came in the 70th minute, by Jonathan. It was their fourth home win in a row, Série A and Copa Sudamericana combined, and after hosting Vasco, they are hosting Bahia as well, in a few days, back-to-back chances to leave the relegation zone behind them. They are right above, on 21 points from 19 matches (they have two in hand). Attacking midfielder Nikão is out due to cards, and center-back Thiago Heleno is also out, because he got injured – again!
Vasco da Gama’s win on Sunday, at home, over Chapecoense, was paying 2.00, my only tip, and it came good, as the Rio de Janeiro side picked up all three points, beating Chape 3-1. Argentinian Maxi López was the man of the match, setting up Vasco’s first goal (1-0, 54th minute), scoring a classy second himself (2-1, 85th minute), and then setting up Vasco’s third goal as well, in added time. Vasco have a new coach. Alberto Valentim is back from Egypt, where he had all sorts of problems with the owners of his club, with their relationship turning… bitter lately. The Rio de Janeiro side had two points from their three previous games before hosting Chapecoense, so they really-really needed that win. They are on 24 points from 19 matches. Just like Atlético Paranaense, they have two games in hand.
Previous five matches:
Atletico Paranaense vs Gremio 2-1
Atletico Paranaense vs Flamengo 3-0
Ceara vs Atletico Paranaense 0-0
Peñarol vs Atletico Paranaense 1-4
Corinthians vs Atletico Paranaense 0-0
Vasco da Gama vs Chapecoense 3-1
Atletico Mineiro vs Vasco da Gama 0-0
Vasco da Gama vs Ceara 1-1
Palmeiras vs Vasco da Gama 1-0
Vasco da Gama vs LDU Quito 1-0
Atlético’s next game is on Sunday, again at home, versus Bahia. Vasco are playing against Santos on Saturday, in Rio de Janeiro (both Série A matches).
Atletico Paranaense vs Vasco da Gama: Head to head Stats
Atlético have won three games in a row at home over Vasco. Before that, three consecutive matches had ended in a draw.
Atletico Paranaense vs Vasco da Gama: Prediction
Vasco looked… rejuvenated against Chapecoense on Sunday, but still, against super in-form Atlético, I don’t see them avoid defeat. Plus, Atlético played on Saturday, a day earlier, and didn’t have to travel.
Atletico Paranaense vs Vasco da Gama: Betting Tips
The hosts’ win is at 1.72, my main tip. For more than that, I would risk with their victory combined with a clean sheet, at 2.62. They have conceded just one goal in their last four home matches, and that was from the penalty spot.