Atlético GO and Coritiba will meet at Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico in the 20th matchday of the Brazilian premiership
Sitting on last place with only 12 points, Atlético GO want to start this 2nd half of the season with a right foot, hopefully with a win. The team showed some improvement on the last matches and they have been more offensive.
They will face Coritiba, who are currently 10th with 25 points and arrive into this match determined to win, especially since they are on 2 wins in a row.
As a host, Atlético GO averages 1.0 goals for and 1.3 goals against, and in their last 5 matches, the average is 0.8 GF and 1.4 GA.
As a visitor, Coritiba has an average of 1.1 GF and 1.7 GA and in their last 5 matches their average was 1.4 goals scored vs 2.0 goals conceded.
On their last match played at home, Atlético GO faced 2nd place Gremio and dominated the first half, having two good chances in the process (One shot blocked by the crossbar and a great save by Grohe).
The team from Goiânia kept creating but wasting chances early in the 2nd half, and, as usual, if you don’t take your chances, you get punished, and that happened to Atlético, since Gremio eventually got their goal close to the end of the match. Unfair result for the hosts but Gremio took the 3 points (0-1).
On their last match, Coritiba visited São Paulo and they were heavily pressured by their opponent throughout the match.
However, they were able to withstand that pressure and took advantage in the counter-attacks, getting their 2-1 win away from home. It wasn’t fully deserved because São Paulo played well and created several good chances, but just wasn’t able to capitalize.
On the Atlético’s side, midfielder Andrigo(suspended) and defender Roger C. (injured) won’t be available to play.
Probable line-up: Felipe; Jonathan, Gilvan, William Alves and Bruno Pacheco; Igor, Paulinho, Diego Rosa and Jorginho; Niltinho and Walter.
Coritiba has no absences and should play with the same line-up they used on their last match.
Probable line-up: Wilson; Léo, Luizão, Márcio and William Matheus; Jonas, Alan Santos, Matheus Galdezani and Carleto; Rildo and Alecsandro.
Atletico GO vs Coritiba Pick :
From their current form and comparing both squads, we can point out Coritiba as a favourite to win this match.
However, Atlético aren’t that same fragile team they were on the start of the season. They have been showing strength and determination on their last matches, and I believe that it will be a close match.
Both teams really need to win and I expect an open match with lots of goal opportunities for both sides!