Atletico Mineiro vs Sport Recife
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Raimundo Sampaio.
Did Atletico Mineiro finally announce better days with the surprising away win at Sao Paulo on Sunday?
Galo will have a nice chance to back up the weekend’s success in mid-week when they are set to play struggling Sport Recife at their Estadio Raimundo Sampaio in the ninth round of Serie A.
Roger Machado is lucky to be still sitting on Atletico’s bench after a dreadful kick off to the new league campaign.
However, signs of better days for one of the strongest teams in the country could have been seen on Sunday when they brought points from one of the toughest away fixtures in the competition.
Juan Ramon Cazares and Rafael Moura were on target for Galo who thus claimed their first win after back-to-back losses to Vitoria and Atletico PR.
The story is different with Sport Recife who saw a huge slide in their form after somewhat of a promising kick off to their new Serie A campaign.
Vanderlei Luxembourgo was furious with his defensive line which allowed as many as three goals in the home defeat to Vitoria on Sunday evening.
Lerao da Ilha will thus travel to Estadio Raimundo Sampaio having claimed only a single point in last three league outings.
Atletico Mineiro vs Sport Recife: Head to head
The head to head tie also suggests a comfortable fixture for the home team who has dominated this match-up entirely over the history.
Atletico claimed 13 wins in 22 meetings with Sport Recife who have a disastrous away record in clashes with Galo as they lost 10 out of 12 matches at Raimundo Sampaio.
Atletico Mineiro vs Sport Recife: Prediction
We have no other option but to stick with Atletico Mineiro whose powerful attacking line should not have troubles exploiting holes in Recife’s vulnerable defense.
The home win is a banker bet at 1/2, while you can alternatively back Fred to increase his poor league tally having had a marvelous campaign in the group stage of Copa Libertadores.
Atletico Mineiro vs Sport Recife: Bet Tips
The top bet has to be Atletico Mineiro to win at 1.53 by Betway.
The second pick is Fred to score anytime at 1.95.