On Fire! Atlético PR has been unstoppable on the Serie A, and they have won 3 in a row
ATLÉTICO PR: On Fire! Atlético PR has been unstoppable on the Serie A, and they have won 3 in a row!
Their last one was against Palmeiras, away from home and by a slim margin, a result that took them to 8th place with 26 points and distanced them from the relegation zone.
This win also got them closer to the 6 Libertadores’ qualification spots (G6). Fabiano Soares will have 4 players returning for this match against Bahia: Wanderson, Pavez, Eduardo Henrique and Lucas Fernandes; The only missing player is Paulo André who will serve his suspension.
BAHIA: Coming from a great home win against São Paulo, Bahia now occupies 13th place having gained 23 points so far.
Preto Casagrande didn’t confirm his line-up, but he should the same 11 players that defeated São Paulo, and he will also be able to count with Matheus Reis, who is now available again. Armero is still absent, fighting a thigh injury and shouldn’t be available yet.
Atletico PR vs Bahia Pick :
I see a renewed Atlético PR and, as incredible as it seems, with the ideas of contested manager Soares.
They are on a 3-match winning streak in the league and despite their midweek defeat against Santos on a Copa do Brasil match, they still dominated that match and had a lot of missed chances during the 90 minutes.
On the other side, we have an inconsistent Bahia, who took care of São Paulo on their last match, which was one of their rivals in the fight to avoid relegation, but is still a team that lacks confidence and defensive security.
They don’t have a game pattern.
I see value on backing Atlético to win, and for two main reasons.
Firstly, they will play at home, on Arena da Baixada with the support of their amazing crowd. And secondly, they are on a good momentum and should feel motivated.