Atletico Mineiro vs Avai
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 7th June 2017
Kick off at 23:30 UK/ 00:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Raimundo Sampaio.
Can Atletico Mineiro finally snatch their first win in the new Serie A season in the fifth round of the competition?
The Roosters will have a nice opportunity to do so this Wednesday when they host the league’s newcomers Avai at their Estadio Raimundo Sampaio.
Atletico have had huge troubles at the back at the start of the season, but Roger Machado seems to have finally found the right formula as the team kept consecutive clean sheets in back-to-back fixtures with Parana (Copa do Brasil) and Palmeiras (Serie A).
The Roosters have dominated their respective group in Copa Libertadores and they are expected to bounce back from a terrible start to the league campaign as soon as possible.
Atletico will have a nice chance to make the third clean sheet on the trot since Avai only scored their first goal of the season in the weekend’s narrow win over Sport Recife.
Claudinei Oliveira’s main goal is to save Avai in the elite, but he will not have any imperative whatsoever against a star-studded Mineiro side this Wednesday.
Atletico Mineiro vs Avai: Head to head
Atletico have completely dominated this match-up winning eight out of 12 head to head meetings.
The visitors have only a single win in the history and they lost each of the last five clashes with the Roosters by at least two goals difference.
Atletico Mineiro vs Avai: Prediction
Fred has been spectacular in the group phase of Copa Libertadores where he notched six goals in six matches, but he is yet to find the back of the net in Serie A.
We see the clash with Avai as a fantastic opportunity for the former national team striker to begin his goal-scoring run.
The motivated hosts are massive favourites and we expect the m to destroy Avai by at least two goals difference.
Atletico Mineiro vs Avai: Bet Tips
The top bet is Atletico Mineiro to win to nil at the 2.12 by Unibet.
The second pick is Fred to score anytime at 13/20.