Athletico Paranaense (Brazil) vs RB Bragantino (Brazil)
Athletico Paranaense returned to the Copa Sudamericana finals (after lifting the title in 2018) thanks to their solid 2-0 home success over Penarol in late September to make it 4-1 on aggregate in the semi-finals (with interim boss Paulo Autuori in charge). The day after, the club announced Alberto Valentim as new coach. However, the team are on two consecutive defeats at the moment: last Tuesday, O Furacao lost 1-0 at home to Atletico Mineiro (with a mostly alternative XI), which places them in the 13th spot of the Brazilian league table, having accumulated 41 points in 33 matches.
Founded in 1928, Red Bull Bragantino are now waiting for their first continental final after beating Paraguayan side Libertad 3-1 away in the return leg of the semi-finals (5-1 on aggregate). Furthermore, they are accomplishing a great campaign in the league, occupying fourth spot of the table on 52 points, which represents one of their best campaigns in history. On a sorry note, they lost 3-0 at Gremio last Tuesday (when coach Mauricio Barbieri rested all his regulars), which means Bragantino succumbed to four defeats across their last five games, only beating Fortaleza 3-0 at home in that spell.
Bragantino arrives to this final in better form and I think they should be able to gran their first international title.
BET: RB Bragantino DNB @ 1.88