Atletico Mineiro vs Fluminense
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 10 June 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Raimundo Sampaio, Belo Horizonte.
The schedule will remain complicated for Atletico Mineiro at the weekend when they are set to play mid-table rivals Fluminense just days after the Belo Horizonte derby against America.
Galo generally opened the season in a promising fashion, but they took only a single point in last three league ties amid a tough set of fixtures. The negative thread caused the drop to the 10th place in the league ladder and a serious turnaround in form is required if Thiago Larghi’s men are to break back into the top six in the standings.
Tricolor also got off to a decent start, but the injury of their star man Pedro, combined with the tough schedule, caused the slump in form which resulted in slide to the 9th place in the Serie A table. Pedro, who has five goals to his name so far in the season, will likely skip the trip to Estadio Raimundo Sampaio through injury, but the good news for Abel Braga is Pablo Dyego’s return as attacker is expected to feature the match in Belo Horizonte.
Atletico Mineiro vs Fluminense: Head-to-head
- Galo lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into their 33rd encounter with Fluminense.
- We could be in for a true goal fest here knowing that all of last six head to head meetings produced goals at both ends.
- Tricolor head into this off the back of three subsequent victories over Atletico Mineiro.
Atletico Mineiro vs Fluminense: Predictions
Thiago Larghi’s men should take advantage of the fact their counterparts will still likely be without top scorer Pedro. The hosts will have the full squad available as left-back Fabio Santos is back after suspension. Overall, Galo lost just one of last 13 home matches and they have been in good touch up front lately bagging five goals in matches against Sport Recife and Chapecoense.
Flu are dreadful travellers and they will come into this n the back of three defeats and one draw in last four games on the road across competitions. We thus see the value in backing Atletico Mineiro to win at the odds of 2.20. You can alternatively take the BTTS option given that this scenario was seen in each of last six head to head affairs between these rivals.
Atletico Mineiro vs Fluminense: Betting Tips
- Atletico Mineiro to win @ 2.20
- BTTS @ 1.75.