Santos vs Atletico Mineiro
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9th June 2019
Kick-off at 23.00 UK/ 00.00 CET
Venue: Estadio Vila Belmiro (Sao Paulo).
The best game Serie A has to offer this weekend. Two of the best of the league are taking on each other, in hopes of leaving the other on the dust, while carving out a great spot for themselves.
Both teams come into this tie on top of wins. Santos was on the road against Ceara, and the team was already rocked due to their inability to score in the previous three fixtures. The team put an end to their scoreless run, but not in style though. A 0-1 road win might not be confidence-boosting, but at least it has calmed down nerves for the time being.
Atletico is on fire right now, after back-to-back great wins. Their last tie saw them recording a huge 4-0 win at home, over CSA, while the one before that had them putting a 2-0 win in the Copa Sudamericana.
Against Alagoano, it was domination from the starting whistle. A 20th-minute penalty opened the floodgates for the hosts, which culminated in another goal before half time, and two more in the second half.
Santos vs Atletico Mineiro Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the last four matches had both teams on the scorecard, as well as four or more goals.
- Four of the last five wins went to Santos.
- Santos won the last four meetings at this venue.
- Eight of the last nine wins went to the hosts at this stadium.
Santos vs Atletico Mineiro Prediction
Santos might have been struggling a bit before the last match-day, but hopefully, for fans, they have put an end to it. Coming to this tie, the obvious home advantage aside, the hugely skewed h2h stats that Santos has put up over the years over Atletico will play a great role. Especially at home Santos has been devastating against this opponent.
They recorded four of the last five wins and eight of the last nine at this venue. Moreover, Santos was unbeaten in 20 of their last 22 home ties and won six of their last seven on top of that. Meanwhile, Atletico lost their last two trips on the road.
As such, expect a win for Santos. But do consider that Atletico recorded a 6-0 combined scoreline from their last two matches. Also, three of the last four h2h ties had both teams on the scoresheet, as well as four or more goals.
It’s logical to expect the visitors to record at least one goal on Sunday.
Santos vs Atletico Mineiro Betting Tips
Santos to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).