Stadium: Antonio Accioly (Goiânia).
In the return leg of the Brazilian Cup Round of 16, Atletico GO will face Athletico Paranaense. The first leg ended 2-1 in favour of the home side. Should we now expect revenge from the Dragons?
Atletico GO have evolved from year to year, becoming a more and more competitive team. Now the Dragons are by no means the whipping boys of their recent form, and there’s no question of the Goiânia-based side battling for survival. After 14 games in the Brazilian league, Atletico GO are ninth, four points adrift of the Copa Libertadores. It is unlikely that the future hosts can realistically compete for a place in the top 6 at the moment, but an eventual top 12 finish is probably out of the question. Admittedly, Atletico GO have not won as regularly recently as they did at the start of the Brazilian season. In the last five meetings, Atlético GO won only once, 1-0 away against Santos. Atletico GO have played seven matches at home in the Brazilian championship 2021, winning twice, with three draws and two defeats.
Athletico Paranaense were and still are a home team. For example, out of the last five matches, the Hurricane won three, and all three of these fixtures were held on the field of Athletico Paranaense, including the first leg of the Brazilian Cup Last 16. Away, Athletico Paranaense lost twice during this period, first to Ceará and then to Atletico Mineiro.
Expert Betting Tips
Historically, Atletico GO are a very comfortable opponent for Athletico Paranaense. These teams have played each other ten times, and the Dragons have never beaten the Red and Black while losing to them eight times. That’s a horrible statistic, and it’s a good time to tweak it just a little bit. We believe that the current Dragons are capable of beating Athletico Paranaense. Here are our cup betting odds for this match: W1 to nil for 4.44, W1 for 2.91, Handicap 1 (0) for 2.15.