Paraná and Bragantino meet at Estádio Durival de Brito and Silva, in a match for the 9 th round of Serie B. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, who won 2 of the last 3 matches. and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, on 10-28-2016, for Serie B, Paraná won by (4-1). André Rocha (8 ‘Autogolo), Lúcio Flávio (73’), Diego Tavares (76 ‘) and Fernando Caranga (90’) scored the goals of the match, for Paraná, and Gabriel Dias (28 ‘), for Bragantino.
The home team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 13 points won, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Coritiba, by (2-3). In the last match, they won in a home match against Operário PR, by (1-0). In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they tied with Cerro Porteño at home (1-1). In the last 4 home league matches Paraná has won 2 and tied 2, for which they have won 8 points out of 12 possible.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 4 games ago. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 18 of the last 23 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals.
The Paraná Clube has improved in the last rounds, comes from 2 consecutive victories and is looking for another positive result to continue rising positions and try to enter the zone of access to the first division. The team still needs adjustments, both in the offensive and defensive sector, having scored only 9 goals in 8 games, being the seventh best attack of the competition, and suffered 8, with the eighth most solid defense. Playing at home, as in Saturday’s game, Paraná Clube accumulated 2 wins and 2 draws. It should be noted that he did not suffer any goal in the matches in his stadium, being the only team that did not suffer goals at home among the 20 participants of the Serie B. In addition, it should be noted that none of the 4 games before his fans had more of 1 goal on the scoreboard. For the game against Bragantino, coach Mateus Costa can not count on defender Rodolfo, but the main absence is striker Jenison, suspended, which considerably reduces the offensive power of the team, since this athlete is the team’s top scorer in Series B
After 6 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, the away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 19 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against San Bento, by (2-0). In the last match, they won in an home match against América Mineiro, by (2-0). The team comes to this match after a home win against Honved by (2-1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Bragantino won 4, drew 2 and lost 4.
For this competition, record a sequence of 4 victories in the last matches. Defensive consistency has been one of their best features, as they have only conceded goals in 2 of the last 8 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 15 of the last 19 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually does not feel difficult to open the scoring: it scored the first goal in 7 of the last 8 games for Serie B, of these 7 reached the break in advantage in 4 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 6.
The Bragantino is making a brilliant campaign in Serie B, comes from 4 consecutive wins and is looking for another positive result to stay in the leadership of the championship. The team is characterized by an excellent balance between the offensive and defensive sectors, so much that it has the second best attack of the competition, with 13 goals in 8 games, and the strongest defense, with only 2 goals suffered, being a team that creates several goal opportunities and, however, leaves very few spaces behind. Playing away from home, as in Saturday’s match, Bragantino won 6 of their 9 matches and only suffered 1 goal in total in the 3 games they played outside their domains, again showing their great defensive strength. It should be noted that all these games had a maximum of 2 goals on the scoreboard. For the match against Paraná Clube, coach Antônio Carlos Zago has no problems in the starting lineup and goes to the field with maximum strength.