Atletico Mineiro vs Jorge Wilstermann
Date: Thursday, 10th August 2017
Kick-off at 1:45 UK/ 2:45 CET
Venue: Estádio Raimundo Sampaio (Belo Horizonte).
Jorge Wilstermann started the round of 16 tie against Atletico Mineiro. Despite winning the first leg at home by a narrow 1-0 margin, many bookmakers expect the Bolivian football club to be blow away in Brazil.
However, the situation demands Mineiro to win this home tie by by a minimum 2 goal margin. A 1-0 win could take the game to penalties. Therefore, the hosts must take on the attacking initiative, but this could alternatively help the Bolivians as they like to sit on the defense and look for rare opportunities on the counter attack. To put it in a nutshell, this tie is evenly poised and is hanging by a thin thread.
Form-wise, the Brazilians are in the worst possible run. They managed 2 wins from the last 10 matches in all competitions and lost 7. Besides, they are coming on the back of four consecutive home defeats, arguably at the rock bottom in confidence.
However, their home record at the Copa Libertadores is solid and were beaten just once in 22 matches since 2012, won 18 and drew 3.
Atletico Mineiro had previously overturned first leg defeats twice in 2013. Against Newells Old Boys and Olimpia Asuncion, both times equalized 2-0 defeats with 2-0 wins and won the tie on penalties. Meantime, they lost to Atletico Nacional after a 1-0 home defeat in 2014.
Wilstermann resumed the Bolivian league campaign in stunning style by winning back-to-back games. However, the most important point to note is their overall poor record in away games. They won just 2 of their last 23 in all competitions, suffering defeats in 17.
At the same time, they lost all their away games at the Copa Libertadores so far, and scored just twice in 9 outings.
Atletico MG vs Jorge Wilstermann: Head-to-head
Lone meeting between the two clubs happened in the first leg of the corresponding tie.
Atletico MG vs Jorge Wilstermann: Prediction
Wilstermann always start their away games in Copa Libertadores as huge underdogs and here is no different. However, given the circumstances, the Bolivians are likely to escape from a heavy defeat here. The poor form of Atletico Mineiro in both home and away matches recently coupled with the fiery start of Jorge Wilstermann make strong case for our prediction
Atletico MG vs Jorge Wilstermann: Bet Tips
FT Asian Handicap – Jorge Wilstermann +1.5 for 2.37 odds with Pinnacle.