Athletico-PR vs Vasco da Gama Predictions, Bets, Tips and Odds

Athletico-PR vs Vasco da Gama Predictions, Betting, Tips and Odds |  MAY 05, 2024

Athletico has not lost on its home field for nine months, 25 games to be precise. The last time Curitiba lost in its stadium was against Flamengo in July 2023 in a Copa do Brazil match. The last time a visiting team won a league match at the Ligga Arena was in May 2023. Grêmio did it. Vasco da Gama’s mission is difficult. The Cariocas have lost both their away games in Série A. It would be a big surprise if Vasco wins in the Ligga Arena.

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The Hurricane suffered an unexpected defeat against Ypiranga in the Copa do Brasil. Athletico took the lead in the first half through Canobbio, but in injury time the Gaúchos scored twice to win the match. Coach Cuca was furious with his players for allowing a Série C team to score in the 96th and 98th minutes. It was only the first match in which Athletico were able to turn around the tie, but it was not a brilliant performance. In their last meeting in the Brasileirão, the Paranaenses drew against Juventude and are now on seven points, in fourth place. Against Vasco, the team will try to redeem themselves from the Copa do Brasil match.

Until Ramón Diaz’s replacement is appointed, the Cruzmaltino will be under the command of Rafael Paiva. In his first match, the interim coach led his team to a draw at the Fortaleza Stadium in the first leg of the third round of the Copa do Brasil. The result boosted the Cariocas’ confidence somewhat after their shock 4-0 home defeat to Criciúma. Argentinian Ramón Díaz managed to save Vasco da Gama from relegation last year, but could not withstand the humiliating defeat against a newly promoted team. The Hill’s Giant will try in Curitiba what no one has been able to do for nine months, namely beat Athletico in its stadium.

Athletico is clearly the favorite in this match, although that alone is not enough to win. The Hurricane must adopt a different attitude than in the Copa do Brasil match, which ended in an embarrassing defeat against Ypiranga. The Paranaenses have not lost on their own field for nine months and will want to make up for that loss. Vasco lost coach Ramón Díaz after a 4-0 home defeat to Criciúma, but will try to get a point at the Ligga Arena. My guess is that the home team wins.