Stadium: Estadio Urbano Caldeira,
The match between Santos and Atlhetico Paranaense will start the10th round of the Brazilian Serie A. The Red and Blacks regained the lead in Serie A for literally 24 hours, but the Bragantino, despite a difficult opponent and an away match, regained first place by beating Sao Paulo in the standings.
Santos current form
Santos has not scored in its last two Serie A matches. In the last round, they were weaker than Club América Mineiro, and before that Santos had a draw with Sport Club do Recife. The results are average and it is not surprising that they dropped out of the top 6 and now they are in the 11th position in the Serie A standings, with an asset of 12 points. The mission of Santos is to score at least a draw to secure its position in the Libertadores Cup, and do not forget that in the last CL tournament Santos reached the finals and was close enough to win the trophy, but it did not happen. By the way, Santos has the best home statistics in the division, 7-1 goal difference in five games.
Athletico Paranaense current form
After an upsetting away defeats against Bahia, Atlhético Paranaense played three matches in Serie A. First, the Red-Blacks drew with Chapecoense 2-2, then the Curitiba team defeated Fluminense and was stronger than Fortaleza. Thanks to two consecutive victories, Athlético Paranaense even topped the league standings again for a while. However, Bragantino regained the throne 24 hours later by beating São Paulo at Morumbi. On the road, the Red and Black had excellent statistics, second in the division after Bragantino, 75% of points, three wins in 4 games.
Experts betting tips
Santos needs the points in the upcoming game, otherwise, the gap between them and the leaders in the championship will increase even more. It is unlikely that they have a realistic chance to fight for the title, but Santos does not hide the fact that they seriously expect to play in the Libertadores Cup 2022. Moreover, Athletico Paranaense is in great shape and the Red and Blacks have scored in the last five games. Here are the following odds for this game: W1 for 2.76, X for 3.10, Both Teams To Score - Yes for 1.925.