America MG vs Goias Prediction & Match Preview

Steffen Schmidt - August 11, 2023

America MG vs Goias
Brazilian Serie A
Date: 13 August 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Raimundo Sampaio (Belo Horizonte).

Stakes will be high for America MG on Sunday when they play host to bottom-half rivals Goias in a super-important Matchday No 19 clash at Estadio Raimundo Sampaio.

America MG are going through rough times this year and we can already say that only a miracle can prevent them from dropping to Serie B football next year.

The team sit at the very foot of the top flight standings with just 2 wins in 17 matches so far in the season. The safe zone is as many as eight points away at the moment.

Nevertheless, a win on Sunday over Goias may represent the turning point of the season for the hosts as it would simultaneously drag their counterparts into the red zone as the visitors currently sit just one point above the likes of Santos and Coritiba in the danger area.

America MG have finally made a managerial change after horrendous results under Vagner Mancini. Argentine coach Fabian Bustos took charge earlier this week and he led the team for the first time on Thursday evening in a very difficult away clash against RB Bragantino in the last 16 round of Copa Sudamericana.

Goias were also in action in midweek, falling 0-2 at home to Estudiantes on the farewell from continental action for this year.

However, the visitors have improved their domestic form drastically of late, going unbeaten in four consecutive Serie A outings and conceding just one goal in the process.

America MG vs Goias Head-to-head

  • The home court advantage has played a big role in the history of this matchup.
  • Goias, who do have a positive overall record against America MG, have thus only beaten them once in the previous five visits to Belo Horizonte.
  • Goias are winless in the last four head to head encounters with America MG, a run that includes a 2-2 stalemate in October last year.

America MG vs Goias Prediction

We struggle to see the value in backing the home win at the 1.85 odds knowing America MG have won only two games since the beginning of the season.

Instead, we will back the in-form Goias to avoid a defeat on Sunday at the 1.90 odds. The Under 2.5 goals FT pick is another legit option at the 1.72 odds knowing that Goias played very tight in recent weeks, allowing just one goal in the last four Serie A affairs.

America MG vs Goias Betting Tips

  • Goias to win or draw @ 1.90 (9/10)
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11) odd.