Sport Recife vs Atletico Mineiro Preview and Predictions

Sport Recife vs Atletico Mineiro
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 30th May 2018
Kick-Off at 23:30 UK / 00:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho, Recife.

The tough schedule for Sport Recife will be continued on Wednesday evening when they host Atletico Mineiro at Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho. Leao have, however, been playing very well of late, winning four points from two clashes with Serie A top two sides from the last term of the competition, Corinthians and Palmeiras.

Can Claudinei Oliveira’s men keep such form going in mid-week tie against the third-placed Atletico Mineiro? The visitors held the very top of the standings before falling 0-1 at home to direct rivals Flamengo at the weekend and they will be highly motivated to bounce back against Recife here.

Prior to the mentioned loss, Galo were on a thread of four victories and a draw in five league games. Roger Guedes has been the man who inspired such fine form bagging five of team’s nine goals so far in the season.

Sport Recife vs Atletico Mineiro: Head-to-head

  • Atletico Mineiro were the more successful side in the history of H2H clashes with Sport Recife.
  • Galo won 13 and lost just 5 of 24 ties against Leao.
  • Most of these successes, however, came at Estadio Raimundo Sampaio as the Miniero side won just 3 of 11 away matches against Sport Recife.
  • Both teams scored in nine of last ten head to head affairs.

Sport Recife vs Atletico Mineiro: Prediction

Mineiro have been pretty tough to break down recently, but their defensive line will be on a huge test here given they’ll come face to face with the in-form Sport Recife side on Wednesday. The hosts bagged three goals in a shocking away victory against Palmeiras on Sunday. Moreover, Claudinei Oliveira’s troops are a very tough nut to crack in their own backyard where they are undefeated in last eight games across competitions.

This is why we fancy the 1.44 odds offered for the hosts not to lose. Alternatively, the BTTS option is well worth backing at 1.80 knowing that nine of last ten head to head encounters produced goals at both ends.

Sport Recife vs Atletico Mineiro: Bet Tips

  • Sport Recife or Draw Double Chance @ 1.44
  • Both Sport and Atletico MG to score at least once @ 1.80.