Vasco da Gama vs Atletico Mineiro
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Thursday, 2 May 2019
Kick-Off 01:30 UK / 02:30 CET
Venue: Sao Januario (Rio de Janeiro).
Vasco da Gama barely saved the elite tier status last season when they finished the campaign just one point above the red zone.
The new Serie A term began in a similar fashion for Gigante da Colina who suffered a tough 4-1 defeat away at Atletico-PR in the inaugural round.
Can they rebound from it on Wednesday night in the home fixture with Atletico Mineiro?
Galo did not shine in the opening fixture against Avai, but still managed to clinch a three-pointer thanks to a second-half winner from striker Ricardo Oliveira.
Nevertheless, the visitors had a turbulent period at the start of the year. They made a managerial change after a huge failure in Copa Libertadores where Atletico Mineiro lost four of five games in the group with Cerro Porteno, Nacional and Zamora.
The visitors also lost the Campeonato Mineiro 1 final 2-3 on aggregate to arch-rivals Cruzeiro earlier this month.
Vasco da Gama vs Atletico Mineiro: Head-to-head
The head to head statistics also work against Galo here.
Atletico Mineiro have a dreadful record of 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 defeats in 15 away matches against Gigante da Colina.
Vasco took four points from two H2H games against Galo in the previous term of Serie A.
Vasco da Gama vs Atletico Mineiro: Prediction
Gigante da Colina lost both legs of Campeonato Carioca 1 final against Flamengo. They were eliminated form Copa do Brasil in the fourth round to Santos. They head into this off the back of four defeats in last five games in all competitions.
Neither of two managers can be proud of their teams’ defensive displays in recent weeks. This is why we find a massive value in 1.95 odds offered for goals at both ends on Wednesday at Sao Januario.
As for the outcome, draw looks to be the closest of three and we will back it as an alternative option at the odds of 3.20.
Vasco da Gama vs Atletico Mineiro: Bet Tips
Both Teams To Score @ 1.95 (19/20)
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5).