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The second semi-final matchup in Copa Sudamericana is the Penarol vs Athletico Paranaense duel, so check our preview of the upcoming first leg and what we can expect from both teams.
Our latest betting predictions for Penarol vs Athletico Paranaense
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Penarol to Win
Both teams can be very pleased to have reached this stage of the Copa Sudamericana, but only one of them can reach the finals. Our prediction for the first leg is for Penarol to win since they are in better form at the moment and they are playing the first match at home. That being said, Penarol has only managed to beat Athletico Paranaense once in their last four duels, with Athletico winning the other three games. Still, we expect this game to be different and the home team to take the win.
Penarol and Athletico Paranaense to Draw at Half Time
While we expect Penarol to win this game, we also think it will be a very close one. With that in mind, our next prediction is for Penarol and Athletico Paranaense to draw at half time, just like they did in two of their previous four head-to-head meetings. The importance of the match could make the teams more careful and that usually results in the teams drawing at half time.
Both Teams to Score – Yes
Two of the previous four h2h duels between Penarol and Athletico Paranaense have ended with both teams scoring and this game could go either way as well – especially since both teams scored in 50% of the matches played by both teams in the knockout stages. Still, we have a feeling that both teams can score in this game and sometimes you just have to go with your gut in these cases.
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Penarol vs Athletico Paranaense preview: A very close matchup
After they’ve eliminated Nacional on away goals and Sporting Cristal 4-1 on aggregate, Penarol is now one step away from reaching the Copa Sudamericana final. The Uruguayan team is in solid form with three wins and two draws in the last five matches in all competitions and they’ve started the Uruguayan Clausura with a win and a draw – beating Plaza Colonia, the unlikely winner of Apertura, in the process.
The team from Curitiba had a great start of the season in the Brazilian league but they’ve since fallen off and now they occupy the 10th spot in the standings. However, reaching Copa Sudamericana semi-finals is probably more important to fans since this is a great result for the team and they have a chance to go all the way for the second time in their history after they’ve won this competition back in 2018.
FAQ for Penarol vs Athletico Paranaense
- Who is the favourite in the first leg? Penarol is the favourite in the first leg at 23/20 odds.
- When will the game kick off? The game will kick off at 1:30 pm BST on Friday, September 24th.
- Who will host the first leg? Penarol will host the first leg at Campeon del Siglo in Montevideo.