Paraná vs Oeste, this Saturday’s match for the sixth round of the Brazilian Series B Championship.
The tricolor made a high intensity match with Ponte Preta the previous weekend. They were at a disadvantage, turned the scoreboard, but didn’t resist in Campinas, under the pressure imposed by the Macaca. It ended up defeated by 4 to 2. This extended to three confrontations their fasting for victories.
With six points, Paraná is closer to the relegation zone to the Series C than the classification zone for Series A of Brasileirão.
At home, they made two games; they surpassed the CRB by 1 to 0 and took a draw without goals with the Guarani.
A performance below expectations doesn’t seem to bother the coach Matheus Costa. Throughout the week, the coach indicated that he should keep the team that faced Ponte Preta. Sign that midfielder João Pedro won the position from Alesson. He made the two goals for the tricolor.
The attacker Marlyson, who cannot play on Saturday for contractual reasons, because he was loaned to Parana by Ponte Preta, is back and available. He should, however, be only sitting in the bench.
Oeste also entered the field on Saturday, May 25, to fulfil their commitment for the fifth round of the Brazilian Series B Championship. Faced São Bento in Sorocaba, lost their invincibility in the tournament to be overcome by 1 to 0.
They are now parked with six points in the table. In this way, like Paraná, they closer to falling down a series than to the access the elite division of the Brasileirão.
The result before São Bento, however, can be blamed in the account of bad aim. Oeste even managed to balance the game. They had superiority in ball possession (54.4% to 45.6%) and presented the same number of attempts to goal as the home-team (16). However, they only sent three of them on target while São Bento got a 50% hit rate.
Paraná showed a lot of shy offensive even in the matches that held in their stadium. It will have another test before Oeste, which establishes as a priority goal to avoid defeat. Only when they feel safe or when they are at a disadvantage do they seek the attack.
Thus, the prognostic in a draw ends up being a good option for the match that opens the schedule of games of Saturday for the sixth round of the Brazilian Series C Championship.