Goias and Atletico Paranaense meet in mid-table Serie A clash
13 June 2019, 11:13
Goias and Atletico Paranaense meet in mid-table Serie A clash

Brazilian Serie A mid-table clubs meet in midweek when Goias host Atletico Paranaense at the Estadio de Serrinha.

Goias are just two points ahead of Atletico Paranaense in the league table going into the fixture. The visitors can leapfrog Goias in the table with an away victory.

Manager Thiago Nunes’ team will need to play better than they did at the weekend if they hope to win away. Atletico Paranaense were defeated 1-0 away by Palmeiras in their last match.

Goias are coming off of a home win against 17th-place side Chapecoense. The Big Green won 3-1 at home to continue their strong form at the Estadio de Serrinha. Goias have won three straight matches at home collecting nine points from 12 possible.

Two of Goias’ three home wins have seen over 2.5 goals scored. Despite Goias tallying scores at home, they have struggled away from home in the final third. Goias have scored nine times in eight matches while conceding seven times in Serie A.

Atletico Paranaense’s attack has been slightly better as they have scored 12 goals. Nunes’ side average 1.5 goals per match. However, only two of their last six games in Serie A have finished in over 2.5 goals scored.

The Hurricane’s away form has been very poor in the early stages of the Serie A season. Atletico Paranaense have recorded just one point from a possible 12. They are –3 in goal difference with a mere four away goals tallied.

Marcelo Cirino and Roni lead Atletico Paranaense in goals this season with three apiece. Fifty percent of the team’s goals have come in the final 30 minutes of matches.

Goias, who achieved promotion from Serie B last season, have been led by leading scorer Kayke. The forward has three goals with two of those coming from the penalty spot. Leandro Barcia has chipped in two goals.

The two Brazilian clubs have not played since the 2015 season. Their last nine meetings in all competitions either ended in a home victory or draw. Eight of the matches saw the home team win while the teams played out one draw in 2012.

Five of the last nine matches between Goias and Atletico Paranaense ended in over 2.5 goals scored.

The trend of home teams winning when Goias and Atletico Paranaense square off is set to continue in midweek. Atletico Paranaense’s away form is poor and Goias will benefit from it.

The two sides will once again combine for over 2.5 goals as Goias claim a massive three points.

Predictions for Serie A

Home team - Away team Tip
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Vasco da Gama RJFluminense RJ
20/07/2019 15:00
X
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BahiaCruzeiro
20/07/2019 21:00
1
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InternacionalGrêmio
20/07/2019 23:00
1
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Ceará SCPalmeiras
20/07/2019 23:00
2

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