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Preview: Athletico Paranaense vs America de Cali – Football Predictions

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Athletic Paranaense host America from Cali in the second leg of the Copa Sudamericana knockout round on Tuesday night.

The home team has the advantage heading into the match at Arena da Baixada having prevailed by a score of 1-0 in the reverse match.


Match preview

Despite having to settle for a place in the Copa Sudamericana, Atlético will want to take advantage to compete in the secondary competition in South America.

They crossed the group stage, winning five of their six matches by losing just one goal, and are now in a solid position to continue advancing in the tournament.

NikaoThe 73rd minute penalty proved to be the difference on Wednesday, delivering Antonio OliveiraThe side of every opportunity to reserve a place in the quarterfinals.

However, losing two of their last three games in the top flight in Brazil has seen Atlético fall to fifth place, a reality check during an important stage of the season.

The clean sheet in the first leg represents Atlético’s only shutout in nine games in all competitions, a period that lasts from June 20.

América de Cali was fortunate to be demoted to this competition after winning just one of its six matches during the group stage of the Copa Libertadores.

Each of his four points came from a double header against Deportivo La Guaira, a comeback that was enough to secure a showdown with Atlético.

Despite suffering defeat in the opening match, Juan Carlos Osorio You will feel that your group of players could enjoy the opportunity to play with a sense of freedom like the ones below.

While they have prevailed in just two of their last 10 matches, they opened their Colombian Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win over Junior on Saturday.

Form Atlético Paranaense Copa Sudamericana:
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W

Athletico Paranaense form (all competitions):
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • D
  • W
  • L
Form America de Cali Copa Sudamericana:
  • L

Form America de Cali (all competitions):
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • W

Team news

Vitinho of Atlético Paranaense celebrates his third goal on May 28, 2021

Barring late fitness issues, Oliveira could name the same Atlético team that started last week’s first leg.

The most likely alteration could involve Marcinho, who was introduced as a substitute at halftime for right-back Khellvan.

While América de Cali lined up with a 4-4-2 formation at home, Osorio will consider a change of tactics for this contest.

Emerson Battle could get in on the right flank with a veteran striker Adrian Ramos potentially falling to the substitute bench.

That would allow an attacking-minded defender Cristian Arrieta to return to his normal position after introducing himself later last week.

Possible starting lineup of Atlético Paranaense:
Bento; Henrique, Heleno, Ivaldo; Khellven, Cittadini, Richard, Nicolas; Nikao, Terans, Vitinho

Possible starting line-up for América de Cali:
Graterol; Arrieta, Torres, Ortiz, Quinones; Battle, Paz, Ureña, Moreno; Rodríguez, Cortes


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Correct Score: Atlético Paranaense 2-1 América de Cali

Faced with a narrow deficit, you can expect the visitors to put more emphasis on offense than defense on Tuesday night. However, Atlético is the justified favorite to advance to the round of 16, leading us to predict a second straight win for a short time.


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