Ponte Preta vs Atletico PR – Brazilian Serie A: Ponte Preta hosts Atlético Paranaense this Wednesday on a Brazilian Serie A’s match…
Whoever saw Ponte Preta as vice-champions on their State Championships couldn’t imagine how they would be right now.
With only 4 rounds left in the Brazilian Serie A, Ponte Preta comes into this match drowned in the relegation zone, having one of the worst streak of results of the competition with only 1 win on their last 8 matches and playing terrible football.
The draw against Coritiba on the last round wasn’t too bad, but it also didn’t help them much.
Ponte currently occupies the 17th place with 36 points and they are 3 points behind Vitória, who is the first team outside the relegation zone.
Caja and Fernando BOB are returning to the team, but they shouldn’t start. Sheik is still an absence for this match.
Latest results – Ponte Preta/SP:
12.11.2017 D1 Coritiba/PR 1-1 Ponte Preta/SP
08.11.2017 D1 Ponte Preta/SP 0-1 Grêmio/RS
05.11.2017 D1 Bahia/BA 2-0 Ponte Preta/SP
29.10.2017 D1 Ponte Preta/SP 1-0 Corinthians/SP
22.10.2017 D1 Ponte Preta/SP 1-2 Avai FC/SC
19.10.2017 D1 Palmeiras/SP 2-0 Ponte Preta/SP
Latest results – Atlético/PR:
11.11.2017 D1 Botafogo/RJ 0-1 Atlético/PR
08.11.2017 D1 Atlético/PR 0-1 Corinthians/SP
05.11.2017 D1 Cruzeiro/MG 1-0 Atlético/PR
28.10.2017 D1 Atlético/PR 0-0 Chapecoense/SC
22.10.2017 D1 Atlético/PR 2-1 Sport Recife/PE
19.10.2017 D1 Vitória/BA 2-3 Atlético/PR
Atlético Paranaense’s situation is a bit more peaceful. The team even had some expectations of qualifying for the Copa Libertadores a few rounds ago.
But their inconsistency didn’t allow them to get closer to that objective, despite the possibility of an extended amount of qualification spots.
The losses to Cruzeiro and Corinthians have broken their positive streak and even after beating Botafogo on the last round, it’s tough to imagine them being able to secure one of those spots.
Ponte Preta vs Atletico PR – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Atlético is currently only in 12th place with 45 points. Only a streak of victories could give them hope. I expect a match with goals here.
Atlético Paranaense are tough visitors that generally are able to score away from home. And that will be more evident against a Ponte Preta who is desperately in need for points.
|Both teams to score||