America Mineiro vs Santos
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Raimundo Sampaio (Belo Horizonte).
Both America Mineiro and Santos are desperate for points in their respective battles, but they’ve just not been pulling up any trees of late. The hosts sit second from bottom being four points short of the safe zone after a streak of four consecutive league defeats.
The latest of failures came on Thursday night when they expectedly fell to the second-placed Internacional 2-0 on the road. Coelho decided to part ways with Adilson Batista and hire Givanildo Oliveira as the interim manager for the last five rounds of the campaign. The managerial change came after a shocking home defeat to last-placed and already relegated Parana side last weekend. Oliveira did not have much time to react as his debut came just days after appointment. Can he guide the team towards the end of an unpleasant four-loss run?
America Mineiro vs Santos: Head-to-head
Santos lead the head to head tie by three wins coming into ninth meeting with Coelho.
However, it’s America Mineiro who won two of past three matches between the two sides.
Coelho stunned Peixe with a 0-1 victory on the road when they last met in late-July this year.
As many as four of past five head to head affairs between these two likes ended in a 1-0 scoreline.
Both teams scored just once in past seven H2H outings.
America Mineiro vs Santos: Prediction
The hosts are winless in last 11 league ties and they notched only three goals in the process. Santos should thus have a nice opportunity to rebound from a three-defeat thread and get themselves back into the contest for the top-six finish and a place in Copa Libertadores next term.
Given Peixe also failed to find the back of the net in last two narrow defeats to the likes of Chapecoense and Flamengo, we have reasons to call the Under 2.5 goals FT bet a genuine banker here.
America Mineiro vs Santos: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 2.25 (5/4).