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Athletico Paranaense vs Melgar prediction, betting odds & free tips (20/05/2021)

The game between Athletico Paranaense and Melgar will determine which team will secure progression to the next stage of the Copa Sudamericana, so check our preview of this match if you want to learn more.

Our top free tips and predictions for Athletico Paranaense vs Melgar

While it’s hard to predict what will happen when two good teams meet, we have prepared a few of our favourite betting tips for Athletico Paranaense vs Melgar:

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Athletico Paranaense to Win at Half Time and Full Time

Even though Melgar won the first duel between these teams in Group D, we expect Athletico to get revenge over the Peruvian team. In addition to playing at home, Athletico is also in better form at the moment since Melgar has lost three games in a row in all competitions and they are struggling in their domestic league.

Under 2.5 Total Goals

The first match between these two teams has ended in a 1-0 Melgar win, so that game has gone under 2.5 total goals. Our prediction is for the rematch to go the same way since Athletico Paranaense has yet to play a game in Copa Sudamericana with at least two goals, much less three. Meanwhile, Melgar has gone under in two of the four games in the group as well, so we don’t see this match having a lot of goals.

Both Teams to Score – No

Since we don’t expect to see a lot of goals in this game, we also don’t expect both teams to score. As we already mentioned, the first duel between Athletico Paranaense and Melgar ended with just one goal and our prediction is the same for the rematch. After all, we haven’t seen both teams score in any of Athletico’s Copa Sudamericana matches, so we expect that trend to continue.

Athletico Paranaense vs Melgar preview: Which team will secure progression?

While both Athletico Paranaense and Melgar are almost certainly going to get to the next stage of the Copa Sudamericana, their duel can determine who will top the group. So, let’s take a closer look at both teams:

Athletico Paranaense

While they await the start of the Brazilian Serie A, Athletico has kept the competitive form by playing in the regional Campeonato Paranaense, where they have yet to play the quarter-finals against Parana. Meanwhile, the team is also doing well in the Copa Sudamericana since they share the top spot in the group with Melgar. Both teams have nine points and they are six points ahead of the other two teams in the group, so a point in the last two rounds will put Athletico in the next phase of the competition.

Melgar

We have seen two different faces of Melgar this season – one in the Peruvian Apertura and another in the Copa Sudamericana. In their domestic league, Melgar has only managed to win once in the first seven games and they are at the bottom of their group. Meanwhile, they are sharing the top spot in their Copa Sudamericana group with their next opponent and only need one point from the next two games to progress to the next stage.

The best odds, stats, and more for Athletico Paranaense vs Melgar

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Copa Sudamericana
Athletico Paranaense
VS
FBC Melgar
May 20, 2021
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Athletico Paranaense vs FBC Melgar

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20/05/21
SUD
Athletico Paranaense
Athletico Paranaense
1 - 0
FBC Melgar
FBC Melgar
05/05/21
SUD
FBC Melgar
FBC Melgar
1 - 0
Athletico Paranaense
Athletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense

Last 5

09/06/21
CDB
Athletico Paranaense
Athletico Paranaense
1 - 0
Avai
Avai
06/06/21
BSA
EC Juventude
EC Juventude
0 - 3
Athletico Paranaense
Athletico Paranaense
03/06/21
CDB
Avai
Avai
1 - 1
Athletico Paranaense
Athletico Paranaense
30/05/21
BSA
Athletico Paranaense
Athletico Paranaense
1 - 0
America MG
America MG
28/05/21
SUD
Athletico Paranaense
Athletico Paranaense
4 - 0
SD Aucas
SD Aucas

FBC Melgar

Last 5

23/05/21
PPD
FBC Melgar
FBC Melgar
3 - 0
Cienciano
Cienciano
16/05/21
PPD
Carlos Manucci
Carlos Manucci
2 - 1
FBC Melgar
FBC Melgar
14/05/21
SUD
SD Aucas
SD Aucas
2 - 1
FBC Melgar
FBC Melgar
08/05/21
PPD
FBC Melgar
FBC Melgar
1 - 3
Alianza Atletico
Alianza Atletico
01/05/21
PPD
Deportivo Binacional
Deportivo Binacional
1 - 1
FBC Melgar
FBC Melgar

Common questions for Athletico Paranaense vs Melgar

Athletico Paranaense vs Melgar Prediction

  • Where will the match be played? The match will be played at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba.
  • What is the kickoff time? The kickoff time is at 1:30 am BST on Thursday, May 20th.
  • Who is the favourite? Athletico Paranaense is the favourite at 33/100 odds.