Chapecoense looks to overturn their fortunes at the bottom of the table this week when they take on Athletico Paranaense. The match schedules for Wednesday night at the Arena Conda, with kickoff at 1 am.
Both sides come off disappointing defeats in their last matches in the Brasileiro. Chapecoense comes off a humiliating 5-2 loss to Internacional. On the other hand, Athletico Paranaense suffered a 2-0 loss to Bahia.
Chapecoense’s suffered their 15th league defeat of the season in a 5-2 away win against International last weekend.
Yuri Alberto scored a hat trick in the first half, giving the hosts a four-goal cushion before the break. Chapecoense got two goals from striker Mike in both halves, although they were not enough to score points from the Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda.
The hosts are rooted at the bottom of the table, 16 points behind on safety, and it seems like relegation to the second division has already been confirmed.
On the other hand, Bahia had a 2-0 win last weekend over Athletico Paranaense, who had a six-game unbeaten home run that was ended.
Rai Nascimento and Gilberto sentenced the Furacao to the eleventh league defeat of the season, more than any other Brasileiro team currently outside the relegation zone.
Fortunately, they are seven points ahead of the bottom of the lights, with Bahia, their opponent from last week, currently occupying the last relegation place.
Chapecoense vs Athletico Paranaense Head to Head
Both sides have 15 games against each other with the hosts taking two wins while opponents with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Internacional 5-2 Chapecoense
- Chapecoense 2-2 Atletico Mineiro
- Chapecoense 1-1 Sao Pauolo
- Ceara SC 1-0 Chapecoense
- Chapecoense 0-2 Palmeiras
- Red Bull Braganinto 1-2 Chapecoense
- Athletico Paranaense 0-2 Bahia
- Atletico 0-2 Paranaense
- Flamengo 3-0 Paranaense
- Paranaense 2-0 Penarol
- Paranaense 4-2 Gremio
Chapecoense Team News
Chapecoense has had many injuries recently, and there are currently nine players on the treatment table. However, seven of those players will be able to return to play before the end of October.
Athletico Paranaense Team News
Matheus Babi (Knee) and Lucas Halter were excluded from the rest of the season. Many believe Abner should return at some point in the month(s) ahead.
Central midfielder Erick was thrown into the starting XI last weekend but could also be replaced by teammate Christian or Leo Cittadini
Prediction and Odds
Given the injury crisis for the hosts, we expect the guests to take away the three points easily this week.
- Away Win
- Goals Over 2.5
- Both Teams to Score