Competition: Brazil Serie A
Market: Athletico-PR win
Odds: 19/20 @ 888sport
Looking to extend on what has been a real purple patch, Athletico-PR will welcome Santos to the Arena da Baixada late on Saturday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Athletico-PR might have spent the majority of last season looking over their shoulder at the drop zone, the Furacão have certainly made a string of improvements this time around. Last seen earlier in the week putting in another impressive display as they clinched a deserved 1-0 victory away at Cuiaba, Head Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari should find the mood in his camp at a real high. Firmly battling it out in the top-four chase, the one-time Chelsea boss has now seen his side win each of their last four matchups across all formats. Likewise, along with storming their way to a 5-1 romp against Caracas on Copa Libertadores duties, it should also be noted that Athletico have continued to shine on home soil. On a run that stems back to April 17th, Saturday’s hosts have won each of their last six showdowns at the Arena da Baixada.
As for the visitors, while Athletico-PR might be looking to lay down another marker here, Santos find themselves in the midst of a recent blip. Last seen earlier in the week when putting in another toothless display as they were hit with a 1-0 loss at home against Palmeiras, the Peixe have managed to win just one of their last five matchups across all formats. Quickly showing some extended issues in front of goal, Head Coach Fabián Bustos has now seen his side manage to muster just a single strike from any of those five straight appearances. Likewise, knowing that they face a tough test on the road this weekend, it should also be noted that Santos were hit with a 1-0 defeat the last time that they visited the Arena da Baixada, we’re backing a similar outcome late on Saturday night.
Bet: Athletico-PR 19/20 to beat Santos in Saturday’s Brazil Serie A matchup @ 888sport
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