América Mineiro vs Vasco da Gama
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Friday, 7 September 2018
Kick-Off at 00:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Raimundo Sampaio (Belo Horizonte).
America MG have been in good shape but saw their three-game unbeaten streak ended by Vitoria on the road last week and now host chasers Vasco da Gama looking to bounce back quickly, building on their top 12 spot in a very exciting competition for the position midway through the campaign.
They’ve held off both Fluminense and Flamengo in their last two outings at Estadio Raimundo Sampaio with a comfortable 0-2 win at struggling Sport Recife along the way, which should have Adilson Batista’s men very confident on the day as well.
Vasco da Gama still sit just two points behind the rivals as they travel to Belo Horizonte but they’ve seen two losses in their last two outings and this could prove more worrying. They’ve failed to find the net in losses to Atletico PR (1-0) and Santos (0-3), extending a very poor spell of form where they earned just two wins in ten games across competitions – with six losses and two draws also on the records.
America Mineiro vs Vasco da Gama: Head-to-head
- Vasco have bagged two consecutive wins in head-to-head clashes since September 2014.
- We’ve seen five goals in a 4-1 home win for Alberto Valentim’s men in early May 2018.
- America MG now look to take revenge and this shapes as another thrilling clash in the making, having seen 20 goals in the sides’ last five matchups.
America Mineiro vs Vasco da Gama: Prediction
We will back America MG to bag the important points in front of the home crowd and secure a win priced at 6/5 (2.20).
The home side have been very solid recently and should have what it takes to capitalize on the rivals woes across competitions, which should see them in the safe among the Serie A top 12 for the time being.
However, we expect another great challenge and an attacking approach from the visitors too, as we stick our necks out for a high-scoring contest at Estadio Raimundo Sampaio and back Over 2.5 goals 13/8 (2.63) – which seems great value seeing the sides’ recent head-to-head encounters and records in Serie A of recent.
America Mineiro vs Vasco da Gama: Bet Tips
America MG to win @ 6/5 (2.20)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 13/8 (2.63).