Athletico Paranaense play host to Caracas on the final day of competition in Group B in the 2022 edition of Copa Libertadores.
Things are wide open in this group ahead of the Matchday No 6 ties. Athletico Paranaense and Libertad are in a better situation that The Strongest and Caracas, sitting a single point above them in the group ladder and being on the home patch on the final day.
It is very interesting to note that Athletico Paranaense are extreme favorites to see off the Venezuelan outfit on Thursday evening at Arena da Baixada despite having a significantly weaker goal difference than them throughout the competition.
Nevertheless, there are several important reasons for us to indeed expect a comprehensive victory for the hosts here.
Leaving the huge gulf in quality between Brazilian and Venezuelan teams aside, we must mention that Athletico Parananese have improved their form drastically upon arrival of Luiz Felipe Scolari at the helm.
Moving forward, Paranaense have won both home outings in this term of Copa Libertadores without conceding a single goal in the process.
Last but not least, Athletico Paranaense will come into this game on the back of five consecutive home wins in all competitions, a run that involves the weekend’s 2-1 victory over Avai in Serie A.
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