Atletico Mineiro vs Sao Paulo
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Friday, 14 June 2019
Kick-off at 00.00 UK/ 01.00 CET
Venue: Estádio Raimundo Sampaio (Belo Horizonte).
Atletico, after their inspiring start to their season, has seemed to hit a slight roadblock. Their game against Santos, on the road, the last day, ended in disaster, as the hosts fired three goals past the opposing defense, in return for just one.
The team is in the third spot in the table right now, and courtesy of their great start to their campaign, they have scored the second-most goals in the Serie A. The team’s immediate objective would be to get back on track for their league aspirations, and considering the quality of the opposition, and their form, it’s a realistic opportunity.
Sao Paulo faced an embarrassing draw in their last tie, against Avai, the bottom-most team in the competition. Despite relentless efforts, the former, who was on the road, failed to find the back of the net against the worst of the lot.
Atletico Mineiro vs Sao Paulo Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last six wins went to Atletico.
- Sao Paulo failed to score a goal in two of the last three games.
- 11 of the last 12 meetings saw Atletico firing goals past the defense.
- Eight of the last nine wins at this venue went to the hosts.
Atletico Mineiro vs Sao Paulo Prediction
Atletico is one of the best teams in the competition, and right now they are backed into a corner. This will most likely bring the best out of the team, as has been in the past, and with their home advantage, this is the expected outcome.
The team was unbeaten in 20 of their last 23 home ties and had an eight-game winning streak at home during this stretch. They have scored two or more goals in the last three such games and recorded an 8-1 combined scoreline from the last three home ties alone.
Going on, Sao Paulo is winless in their last five matches on the trot and could record only a single goal from their last six fixtures. On the road, they failed to net goals in their last three attempts and was winless in all three.
H2h ties show that five of the last six overall wins and eight of the last nine at this venue went to Atletico. Also, while Sao Paulo failed to score in the last three such games, Atletico did so in 11 of the last 12. A comfortable win for the hosts is on the cards.
Atletico Mineiro vs Sao Paulo Betting Tips
Mineiro to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.60 (3/5).