Atletico Mineiro vs Sao Paulo
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018
Kick-Off at 01:45 UK / 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Raimundo Sampaio, Belo Horizonte.
Tough schedule is about to be continued for Atletico Mineiro on Wednesday evening when they play host to Serie A leaders Sao Paulo in the most interesting fixture of the Matchday No 23.
The hosts took just two points from past three league matches. They struggled for goals in the process, failing to find more than a single in these outings.
Roger Guedes’ departure left a huge impact as Ricardo Oliveira remains as the only legit attacking option for the head coach Thiago Larghi.
The end of a negative trend is hardly expected to come against the likes of Sao Paulo who have done well without being prolific in the final third of late.
Tricolor won two and drew two of last four league games conceding just two goals in the process.
They managed to save a point at home against Fluminense at the weekend even though the striker Diego Souza was sent off just after the half-hour-mark.
Atletico Mineiro vs Sao Paulo: Head-to-head
We should be in for goals on Wednesday evening in Belo Horizonte judging by the most recent H2H history between these two sides.
Five of past six H2H games saw goals at both ends as well as three or more goals. Four of these five matches ended in the same 2-1 scoreline.
Atletico Mineiro were much more successful in outings at Estadio Raimundo Sampaio where they won 9 and lost just 4 of 18 meetings with Tricolor.
Atletico Mineiro vs Sao Paulo: Prediction
Thiago Larghi’s men won four, drew one and lost one of last six home games in the league and they could be worth backing not to lose against Sao Paulo here.
The visitors will be without one of their most lethal attacking weapons Diego Souza (suspended) which adds on the value of the 2.62 odds offered for Galo to keep a clean sheet on the night.
Braver tipsters can even try with Atletico Mineiro to win at 2.40, while more conservative punters will certainly fancy the 1.36 odds offered for the hosts not to lose here.
Atletico Mineiro vs Sao Paulo: Bet Tips
Atletico Mineiro to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62
Atletico Mineiro to win @ 2.40.