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Bitesize Prediction: Athletico Paranaense vs Cuiaba – 16/08/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 15 Aug 2023


Competition: Serie A

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 1/2 @ Pribet

In what could prove to be an enjoyable affair from the Arena da Baixada, Athletico Paranaense will welcome Cuiaba to town in the early hours of Wednesday.

Starting with the hosts, crashing out of the Copa Libertadores last week following penalties heartbreak at the hands of Bolivar, Athletico Paranaense are seeking some recent stability. Forced to settle for a 1-1 stalemate away at Santos earlier in the month while on Serie A duties, the Hurricanes have failed to win any of their previous four appearances across all formats and interim boss Wesley Carvalho will have a growing headache over his side’s defensive struggles over the past few weeks. With their recent rut underlined by an action-packed 3-3 draw against Cruzeiro when signing off July, the Parana-based outfit could face another tough challenge in the early hours of Wednesday. Recording just a pair of clean sheets from their last 10 straight outings, Athletico Paranaense have also gained a reputation for their lively outcomes. It should be highlighted, the midweek guests have seen all of their last six showdowns at the Arena da Baixada have seen over 1.5 goals by the final whistle.

As for the visitors, while Cuiaba might have opened the 2023 campaign in the midst of an extended struggle, the Mato Grosso-based outfit have certainly come roaring back. Last seen putting in a stunning performance at the Arena Pantanal as they stormed their way to a 3-0 romp against Flamengo, Antonio Oliveira’s men have remarkably now won each of their last four straight appearances. With their eye-catching flurry highlighted by back-to-back 2-1 wins against Sao Paulo and Internacional, the former Coritiba boss has also seen his high-flying squad muster 16 points from just their last six Serie A outings – a run that stems all the way back to June 27th. With the mood in their camp at a red-hot high, Wednesday’s guests have also found a real clinical edge in the final third. Notching seven strikes in just their last top-three appearances, we could be treated to an enjoyable affair here. With the two sides playing out a 2-2 draw when they last met 11 months ago, we are expecting a similar outcome.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Athletico Paranaense vs Cuiaba 1/2 for Wednesday’s Serie A showdown @ Pribet


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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