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Atletico PR are going up against visiting club Fluminense at Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães in this Serie A meeting on Sunday.
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Atletico PR go into this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Serie A stalemate against Chapecoense.
In that game, Atletico PR managed 62% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Atletico PR was Christian (89'). On the other side, Chapecoense got 19 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Matheus Ribeiro (58') scored for Chapecoense.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Atletico PR haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Atletico PR have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 9 goals in the process. We shall soon see if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Corinthians in Serie A competition, Fluminense and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Fluminense had 47% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Corinthians got 8 shots on goal with 1 on target. Gabriel Pereira (69') scored for Corinthians.
The strike force from Fluminense have suffered from a lack of goals over their last 6 encounters, netting the unsatisfactory return of only 4. In those fixtures, Tricolor have also seen the collective goal tally against them equal 7.
Going into this contest, Fluminense haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 16/09/2018 shows that Atletico PR have won 4 of these & Fluminense 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 0.
A combined total of 20 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 13 of them for Furação and 7 for Tricolor. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 8 on 30/06/2021 when it ended Fluminense 1-4 Atletico PR.
That day, Fluminense managed 55% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. The scorer was Fred (2').
On the other side, Atletico PR had 11 shots on goal with 5 on target. Richard (26'), Vitinho (73'), José Ivaldo (76') and Nikão (95') scored.
The match was refereed by Ricardo Marques Ribeiro.
Team News: Atletico PR
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Atletico PR manager Alberto Valentim to be concerned with from an otherwise complete squad. Matheus Babi (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) is sidelined.
Team News: Fluminense
Owing to a completely healthy group available for selection, the Fluminense boss Marco Marcão does not have any fitness worries to report before this clash.
It seems to us that Fluminense and Atletico PR may well end up cancelling each other out here.
Shouldn’t be much in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. We’re therefore expecting a 1-1 scoreline at the end of the 90.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães (42,372)
Captain: Thiago Heleno
Chairman: Mário Celso Petraglia
Manager: Alberto Valentim
Competitions: Serie A position 8, Copa do Brasil (Semi-finals)
⭐ Star Man: David Terans
Usually deployed in the Striker position, David Terans was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. After having made a senior debut playing for Atlético Mineiro in the 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 5 league goals in this Série A 2021 season so far in a total of 21 appearances.