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Atletico PR host the visiting Vasco da Gama at Ligga Arena in the Serie A meeting on Saturday.
All Atletico PR v Vasco da Gama game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Atletico PR head into this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Serie A tied result versus Bahia.
In that game, Atletico PR had 49% possession and 6 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Atletico PR was Agustín Canobbio (87'). Bahia had 28 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Everaldo (73') scored for Bahia.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Atletico PR have shown defensive steel. In fact, Atletico PR have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 7 goals on the way.
A look at their previous results shows us that Atletico PR:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Vasco da Gama in their last 2 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 13 home league matches. A fantastic home record.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Vasco da Gama
In the game prior to this, Vasco da Gama drew 2-2 in the Serie A match with Cruzeiro.
In that match, Vasco da Gama managed 50% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Vasco da Gama, goals were scored by José Luis Rodríguez (15') and Gabriel Pec (77'). Cruzeiro had 14 shots at goal with 4 on target. Arthur Gomes (41') and Bruno Rodrigues (45') scored for Cruzeiro.
In their last six outings, Vasco da Gama have helped themselves to the sum of 8 goals. Vasco da Gama have additionally got on the scoresheet in every single one of those games. Over that period, their defenders have seen 6 goals scored by their opponents. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this game, of course.
Going into this contest, Vasco da Gama are undefeated in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 14/11/2018 shows us that Atletico PR have won 3 of them & Vasco da Gama 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 2.
A combined sum of 15 goals were produced between them in this period, with 11 for Furação and 4 coming from Vascão. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Serie A match day 16 on 23/07/2023 when it finished Vasco da Gama 0-2 Atletico PR.
In that match, Vasco da Gama had 56% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
For their opponents, Atletico PR got 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Christian (71') and Vitor Bueno (80') scored.
The referee was Paulo Cesar Zanovelli.
Team News: Atletico PR
Vitor Roque (Bruise on ankle), Arturo Vidal (Knee injury) and Fernando (Torn lateral knee ligament) won’t be playing for Atletico PR gaffer Wesley Carvalho.
In all likelihood, Furação will probably use a 3-4-3 system for this one and select Bento, Cacá, Thiago Heleno, Lucas Esquivel, Tomás Cuello, Fernandinho, Erick Carvalho, Agustín Canobbio, Vitor Bueno, Willian and Bruno Zapelli.
Team News: Vasco da Gama
Due to a mostly healthy group of players, there’s only a single fitness worry for the Vasco da Gama boss Ramón Díaz to be concerned about. Patrick de Lucca (Torn lateral knee ligament) won’t be in action.
We believe Vascão seem most likely to play in a 4-3-3 formation, choosing Léo Jardim, Paulo Henrique, Gary Medel, Maicon, Lucas Piton, Zé Gabriel, Bruno Praxedes, Paulinho Paula, Marlon Gomes, Pablo Vegetti and Gabriel Pec.
We’re inclined to think that Vasco da Gama will have a tough ask to put one past this Atletico PR outfit who we think might well score & stay on top.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very even contest with a 1-0 advantage for Atletico PR when all is said and done.
Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ligga Arena (42,372)
Captain: Thiago Heleno
Chairman: Mário Celso Petraglia
Manager: Wesley Carvalho
Competitions: Serie A position 7
🔑 Key Man: Vitor Roque
Usually taking up the Striker position, Vitor Roque was born in Timóteo, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Atletico PR in the 2022 season, the gifted Forward has scored 11 league goals in this Série A 2023 season to date from a total of 22 appearances.