Atletico Mineiro vs Union La Calera
CONMEBOL Copa Sudamericana
Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Kick-Off 01:30 UK / 02:30 CET
Venue: Independencia (Belo Horizonte).
Rodrigo Santana mixed up his cards for the first left of his team’s Copa Sudamericana tie with Union La Calera. Atletico Mineiro were the inferior side on the pitch as a consequence to such decision as they were completely outplayed by the Chilean outfit seven days ago in La Calera.
Domestic campaign and the title challenge there is obviously of a much bigger importance for Galo. They had a disappointing Copa Libertadores run which saw them suffer from an early group phase exit. Last couple of weeks were a messy reading for their fans after a promising kick off to the new season. Atletico Mineiro were on a streak of four straight wins before running into a slump in form which caused a dismal thread of three losses, one draw and one win in last five games across competitions.
Atletico Mineiro vs Union La Calera: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head encounter between the two teams.
Union La Calera claimed a narrow 1-0 victory seven days ago on the Chilean soil.
Atletico Mineiro vs Union La Calera: Prediction
The visitors, who just entered the top flight of the Chilean football last season, are enjoying the best days of their history. This is their inaugural appearance in continental competitions and it’s been so far so fantastic for the team led by the Argentinian manager Francisco Meneghini.
Cementeros are yet to suffer a defeat in Copa Sudamericana where they have already jumped above the Brazilian obstacle in the likes of Chapecoense. Union La Calera advanced thanks to the away goal rule after two low-scoring draws (1-1 on aggregate). Interestingly, four of last five matches they played away from home saw identical 1-1 scoreline.
Atletico Mineiro failed to find the back of the net in four of last five outings in all competitions. Given the visitors will likely park the bus trying to defend their one-goal lead in this tie, Under 2.5 goals FT has to be the main betting recommendation here.
Atletico Mineiro vs Union La Calera: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
Atletico Mineiro to keep a clean sheet @ 1.57 (4/7).