Stadium: Arena da Baixada (Curitiba).
In the Fifteenth round of the Brazilian Football Championship Atléntico Paranaense will face São paulo. The teams hace similar stats in the tournament, but they have really different tasks for the next rounds. Because of this, bookmakers expect that Sao Paulo will finally show everything that this team is capable of.
Athletico Paranaense form
After winning the South American Cup against America de Cali, Athletico Paranaense played four matches, two in the Brazilian championship and two in the Brazilian Cup. In the Cup, they played against Atletico Goianiense and eventually knocked the Dragons out of the second most important tournament. In Serie A, Athletico Paranaense was stronger than Internacional but lost in a away match to Atletico Mineiro. Overall, the results are not bad, Athletico Paranaense is in sixth position before the start of the 15th round, with 23 points and only four points behind Bragantino. This result allows the team to qualify directly to the Cup of Libertadores. Athletico Paranaense's home stats are the seventh bes in the division: +4=2-0, 11-7 goal difference.
São paulo form
São Paulo also continue to play on three fronts, in the Libertadores Cup the Tricolor knocked out Racing, from the Brazilian Cup Vasco da Gama and made it to the 1/4 finals of the tournament. But in the championship of Brazil, São Paulo is in the relegation zone. In the last two games the team from has got only one point, having played a draw with Palmeiras 0-0 and lost 1-5 to Flamengo at the Maracana. Playing away São Paulo has the 17th highest statistic in the division, +1=2-4, 4-11 goal difference.
Expert betting tips
Last season, São Paulo defeated Athletico Paranaense once and their next match played in Curitiba ended in a 1-1 draw. That said, while last season was disappointing for Athlético, this season they are clearly doing better. São Paulo is recovering after a failed start, however, the heavy workload does not give the Tricolor the opportunity to come to its full strength. We believe that Athletico Paranaense will be the victor of this match, and as for the total, we do not expect high performance from these teams. We would like to offer the following odds for the game: W1 for 2.80, TU (2.5) for 1.57, Both teams to score - No for 1.80.