Atletico Nacional vs Fluminense
CONMEBOL Copa Sudamericana
Date: Thursday, 30 May 2019
Kick-Off 01:30 UK / 02:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Atanasio Girardot (Medellin).
Atletico Nacional gave up the Copa Sudamericana title at the hands of Chapecoense after a dreadful airplane crash in 2016 when the final match was not played at all. Los Verdolagas returned to the same competition three years later, but they might experience an immediate exit after a horrific performance in the first leg of the second round tie against another Brazilian opposition Fluminense.
Atletico allowed as many as three goals within 12 opening minutes of the affair at Maracana. They now have an extremely tough task to bounce back from such a devastating loss and overcome a three-goal deficit coming into the return fixture scheduled for Wednesday evening at Estadio Atanasio Girardot.
Atletico Nacional vs Fluminense: Head-to-head
It’s been 11 years since these two outfits last played each other.
The occasion was the third round of Copa Libertadores 2008 campaign when Fluminense celebrated two narrow wins (2-1 and 1-0).
The Brazilian outfit thus own a perfect record in head to head games with Los Verdolagas.
Atletico Nacional vs Fluminense: Prediction
Atletico Nacional appointed a new manager after a run of three successive defeats in all competitions and after the first leg of the Fluminense tie. Alejandro Restrepo took over Brazilian manager Paulo Autuori. The managerial change brought an immediate impact as Los Verdolagas ended the losing thread with a 0-1 victory over Deportivo Cali in the elite class of Colombian football.
Restrepo’s squad have a tough and super-important away fixture against Deportes Tolima scheduled for the weekend. Given it is hard to expect they can get back into this particular contest after losing the first leg 4-1, the value might be decent with Fluminense not to lose at 1.83 odds here.
Flu played hot and cold so far in the season in Brazilian Serie A, but they are definitely capable of producing loads up front. They notched eight goals in three away fixtures in the elite class of Brazilian football. Given Atletico’s defensive line was anything but reliable lately, we just have to try with the visitors to notch two or more goals at the 3.00 odds here.
Atletico Nacional vs Fluminense: Bet Tips
Draw or Fluminense @ 1.83 (5/6)
Fluminense Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.00 (2/1).