Atletico Mineiro vs Cruzeiro
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 2nd July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Raimundo Sampaio.
Atletico Mineiro were off to a horrendous kick off to their Serie A campaign, but one of the main title contenders seem to be on their way to the top half of the standings according to the performances they showed over the last couple of weeks.
Galo are undefeated in last three matches and they will look to continue this run this Saturday when they host Cruzeiro in one of the most interesting games of the round.
Roger Machado has a deadly lineup of strikers in the likes of Fred and Robinho who have been fantastic in Campeonato Mineiro 1 and Copa Libertadores.
However, Roger Machado is still waiting to see the Brazilian duo doing damage in the domestic league where Fred only took his to two goals when he found the net in a 2-2 draw with Sport Recife ten days ago.
Mineiro will come into in the game in high spirits having picked up three points from the visit to Chapecoense last weekend.
Cruzeiro have huge problems with consistency since they just don’t seem capable of clinching back-to-back wins.
Mano Menezes can, however, be happy with the attacking form his players showed in last two games as Raposa notched as many as five goals past Coritiba and Plameiras.
Atletico Mineiro vs Cruzeiro: Head to head
The teams will extend their rivalry to play their 68th head to head encounter. This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams in this season.
Atletico have been more successful in Campeonato Mineiro 1 final as they outplayed their arch-rivals 2-1 on aggregate in early May.
Atletico Mineiro vs Cruzeiro: Prediction
Both teams showed quite inspiring displays in the final third lately and we would not be surprised to witness a high-scoring affair this Saturday at Estadio Raimundo Sampaio.
Fred was on target in Atletico’s last home match and he could easily find the net in a high-scoring contest.
Atletico Mineiro vs Cruzeiro: Betting Tips
The first betting pick will be BTTS at the odds of 1.80 with Bet365.
Fred is priced at 2.25 to score anytime.