Fluminense RJ vs Atlético PR Preview 30/06/2021
Wednesday afternoon brings us action from the Brazilian top flight and features the Serie A clash between Fluminense and Athletico PR at the Maracana with both teams keen to further their claims for a top four finish and a place in the Libertadores.
Fluminense managed to respond to their recent 1-0 defeat away from home at Atletico GO by holding Corinthians to a 1-1 draw on home soil last time out and the hosts have suffered just the one defeat so far in this season’s Serie A campaign.
Results for Fluminense to date this term have been dominated by the draw as the hosts have drawn four of their seven matches so far and includes two stalemates in their last three matches as well.
Fluminense have proved themselves to be a tough unit to break down in the Brazilian top flight as they’ve lost just one of their last 16 matches overall, a record that extends back into the latter stages of last season.
Within this sequence, Fluminense have drawn seven of these 16 games while also being unbeaten in their last eight matches at home.
Wednesday’s visitors, Athletico PR, currently occupy 2nd place in the Serie A standings but head into this upcoming encounter away at Fluminense having failed to win their last two matches.
Following an impressive four-match winning streak which included victories over America Mineiro, Juventude, Gremio and Atletico GO, Athletico PR have slipped in recent times, losing 2-1 away from home at Bahia and being held to a 2-2 draw at home with Chapecoense last time out.
The majority of Athletico PR’s success though in recent times has been achieved on home turf at their Arena da Baixada while on their travels, the visitors have managed to collect just three wins from their last eight matches on the road.
The bigger picture shows that Athletico PR have won just seven of their last 21 matches away from home in the Brazilian top flight, so the visitors are by no means a guaranteed three points here on Wednesday afternoon, especially against a solid and well-organised Fluminense outfit.
Both Fluminense and Athletico PR seem fairly evenly matched prior to this upcoming encounter at the Maracana and both may well be happy to settle for a point apiece in this clash.