Paraná and Criciuma face in Estadio Durival de Brito y Silva, in a match for the 18th round of Serie B. The record of direct clashes played at this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, as there was 1 draw and 1 victory for each team in the last 3 games. But the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 14-10-2017, for Serie B, which ended the victory of Paraná by (2‑1). Iago Maidana (17 ‘) and João Pedro (60’) scored the goals of the match, for Paraná, and Alex Maranhão (5 ‘), for Criciuma.
After 6 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses, the home team is currently in 10th position, with 24 points won. In their last game, they tied with Atlético GO at home by (0‑0), after in the previous match they lost by (2‑1) outside, in a match against San Bento. For the championship, Paraná conquered 13 points in 24 possible, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat in the last 8 games he played in his stadium. In the matches played in its stadium there are some frequent results: at rest 0-0 (5 in 8 matches) and at the end of the match 0-0 (4 in 8 matches). In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of their last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 17 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 2 comebacks.
Paraná Clube has lost a lot of performance in the last rounds, does not win 6 games ago, of which it lost 4 and drew 2, and is looking for an urgent recovery, as it fell places in the leaderboard. The biggest problem is the inefficiency of his attack, which has scored only 14 goals in 17 games and is the sixth worst in the competition. So much so that he has scored only 1 goal in total in the last 6 rounds, being a team that creates few opportunities and ends badly when opportunities arise. Playing at home, as in Saturday’s game, Paraná Clube does not win 3 games ago, of which he drew 2 and lost 1, and did not score any goals in these games, so much so that he has the second worst attack at home, with Only 4 goals in 8 games. For the match against Criciúma, coach Mateus Costa will not be able to count forward Jenison, the team’s top gunner in the championship.
The visiting team is currently in 18th position, with 17 points won, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied out against Londrina by (1‑1). In the last game, he lost at home to Bragantino by (0-2). For the championship, Criciuma conquered 5 points in 24 possible, after 1 victory, 2 draws and 5 defeats in the last 8 games he played as a visitor.
For this competition, he did not win any of the last 4 away matches. In their matches for the league as a visitor the most frequent final result at the break was 1-0 (4 in 9 games). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition, so he was not very strong defensively. In his away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 7 of the last 8 he played there were less than 3 goals. In 17 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only got 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 5 away matches for all competitions: they suffered 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (61′ ‑ 75 ‘).
The Criciúma is doing a disastrous campaign in Series B, has won only 1 of his last 8 games and is looking for a recovery to try to get out of the relegation zone. The biggest problem of the team is the ineffectiveness of their attack, which scored only 9 goals in 17 games, being the second worst, since it has a low quality creation sector and that feeds the strikers little, which, at their Once, they don’t have enough quality to take advantage of the few opportunities that appear. Playing away from home, as in the game this Saturday, Criciúma has been very bad, has the fourth worst season of the competition and the second worst attack, with only 4 goals in 8 games in this type of situation, highlighting again his offensive problems For the match against Paraná Clube, Coach Wilsão has no problems in the initial lineup and will take the field with full force.