Atletico Mineiro vs Vasco
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 23rd July 2017
Kick off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Raimundo Sampaio.
Roger Machado is desperate to see his team bounce back after a shocking home defeat to Bahia in mid-week’s Serie A action.
Atletico Mineiro wll thus have an imperative to see off Vasco da Gama in front of their fans this Sunday since any other scenario would keep Galo in the bottom half of the standings ahead of a series of tough fixtures against the likes of Botafogo, Coritiba, Corinthians and Gremio.
It seemed that Atletico are about to start a positive run when they notched a 1-2 away win over Atletico GO last weekend.
The hosts had an easy fixture against Bahia in their Belo Horizonte, but the attacking line (which functioned perfectly in the group stage of Copa Libertadores) failed to deliver in the final third.
Vasco da Gama
Milton Mendes can’t be proud of his team’s efficiency either as Vasco did not produce up front in each of their last two fixtures with Santos and Sao Paulo.
However, the defensive line has been doing a decent job for Cruzmaltino who allowed only three goals in last four games.
Atletico Mineiro vs Vasco da Gama: Head to head
Atletico Mineiro are enjoying a nice run in matches with Vasco against whom they have won each of the previous three meetings.
Moreover, Cruzmaltino failed to clinch more than a single win in 12 visits to Estadio Raimundo Sampaio.
Atletico Mineiro vs Vasco da Gama: Prediction
Galo have a true imperative, but we’ll be honest and say there is absolutely no value in backing the hosts to pick up points at the odds of 4/7.
Vasco have been quite solid at the back lately and we simply have to consider the Under 2.5 goals FT bet pick at 17/20.
Atletico Mineiro vs Vasco da Gama: Bets
The top of the betting predictions is Under 2.5 goals FT at 17/20.
Vasco are 5/4 to avoid a defeat in Belo Horizonte.