The game between Fluminense and Athletico Paranaense will open the eighth round of the Brazilian football championship. Both teams have had a good start to the season, finishing in the top ten of Serie A. And the bookmakers are on the side of the future hosts in the pairing, Fluminense at the Maracana are very good indeed.
Fluminense: One win in five games
After Fluminense knocked out Bragantino in the Brazilian Cup, the team from Rio played five matches in Serie A, of which they won only once, with three draws and one loss to Atletico GO. Fluminense’s only win came over Santos 1-0. Overall, the Tricolor are in the ninth position before the start of Week 7, seven points away from leading Bragantino and just one point from Santos, who are in the Copa Libertadores zone.
Athletico Paranaense: Brazil’s second team
Athletico Paranaense are in the second position in the Serie A standings, although Palmeiras are only behind the Hurricane on goal difference, and behind them are Fortaleza with Baia and Santos. If they lose at the Maracana, Athletico Paranaense will probably fall three or four places in the standings. Away, Athletico Paranaense have the third-best statistics in the division, after Bragantino and Internacional, with six points in three games played.
Expert Betting Tips
Fluminense cannot win at the Maracana for two consecutive matches, which is not very similar to the current Tricolor. We believe that the team from Rio in the upcoming meeting will break the unpleasant 3-match winless streak and get closer to the leader of the championship. By the way, if they win on Wednesday, Fluminense will get 13 points, and that means the team will climb to the top 4 of Serie A, i.e. the direct shot to the Copa Libertadores. True, it is not certain that the Tricolor will be there for more than a day. In this match, we are on the side of the home team and propose the following bets: W1 for 2.40, 1X+Both to score - yes for 2.79, Handicap 1 (0) for 1.63.