PREDICTION OF THE WEEK: Atletico Paranaense – Flamengo

Atletico Paranaense – Flamengo
Brazil – Serie A
13.10.2019 19:00 GMT
Atletico Paranaense, holding the spot #9, is going to host the league leaders, Flamengo, on 13 October 2019 for the Brazilian Serie A. It is expected to be a hard-fought game, in which both sides will give it all they have to win.

Starting with Paranaense, even though they have had a mediocre campaign thus far, the recent performances gave the fans hope. In the last 4 games, they have 2 wins and 2 draws. However, it should be noted that in 3 of these games, they actually played against teams at the bottom side of the league table. Therefore, the results can be deceiving if you are planning to back Paranaense in this match-up.

On the other side, we have the formidable Flamengo. They are by far the best team in the league. In the 22 games they played in Serie A, they have won 15 times and lost only 3. The remaining 4 of their games ended in a draw. They are also the best in the offensive end. In a league where scoring a goal is a rare thing, they have found the net 47 times. Having scored 18 goals so far, Gabriel Barbosa has the highest contribution in this category. It is highly likely that he might have a place in Inter Milan when he returns from loan.

All in all, although this will be a challenge for Flamengo, I don’t think there is any team they can’t beat in the league at the moment. My pick is 3/10 chances Flamengo to win.