Atletico Mineiro vs Chapecoense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 2nd June 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Raimundo Sampaio (Belo Horizonte).
Atletico MG have seen very narrow losses to Flamengo in front of the home crowd and Sport Recife on the road and they now host Chapecoense for their Matchday 9 clash hoping to bounce back to the winning ways and challenge the Serie A top 6.
Galo have been a tough side to beat at Estadio Raimundo Sampaio since early March and they’ve earned nine wins and two draws in 11 games ahead of the loss to table-toppers Flamengo. They now hope to build on such a character and put on another great challenge for points in Belo Horizonte, as Chapecoense don’t seem to be able to perform their best on the road recently.
Verdao have bagged three wins in their last three home outings but have seen a lot less reassuring spell of form away, beaten convincingly by Atletico PR, Internacional, and Fluminense and only holding Palmeiras to a goalless draw in their first four Serie A trips this term. They struggled defensively and this will even more worrying, as Atletico MG boast a rock-solid defensive line!
Atletico MG vs Chapecoense: Head-to-head
- The sides have seen two goalless draws in Copa do Brazil clash in early May, which Chapecoense won on penalties.
- Atletico Mineiro have last beat the rivals back in June 2017, snatching a 0-1 win at Arena Conda.
- Galo have bagged four wins and one draw in six home games, though, with just one loss suffered to the rivals ever.
Atletico MG vs Chapecoense Predictions
We will now back the home side to build on such records and bag another win on the day, going for a Home win at 1.55. Atletico MG have seen a much better side at this ground and we do feel they have what it takes to finally return to the winning ways.
Indeed, Chapecoense have struggled to perform on the road as they failed to score goals and usually concede a couple. With that in mind, we don’t feel they can get on the score sheet here either and we’ll now also back Atletico to keep a clean sheet at 2.10.
Atletico MG vs Chapecoense Betting Tips
- Home win @ 1.55
- Atletico to keep a clean sheet @ 2.10.