Zamora vs Atletico Mineiro
Date: Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Kick-Off 23:15 UK / 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Rafael Agustin Tovar (Barinas).
Zamora and Atletico Mineiro will battle it out for a place in the second sage of Copa Sudamericana on Tuesday evening at Estadio Rafael Agustin Tovar in Barinas. Atletico Minero had a dreadful group stage campaign which saw them pick up only one win and four defeats in five matches. They need a victory here in order to secure the third-place finish given Zamora have a better goal difference coming into this tie.
It seemed Venezuelan champions would certainly finish the group stage campaign at the rock bottom of the standings, but they claimed a surprising 2-1 victory over Cerro Porteno in the previous round two weeks ago. They built on such victory to claim four points from two following domestic league ties against Deportivo Tachira (a 2-2 draw) and Aragua (a 0-2 win).
Zamora vs Atletico Mineiro: Head-to-head
These two likes met each other in the group phase of the same competition five years ago when Atletico Mineiro clinched two narrow 1-0 wins.
Galo also came on top in this term of Copa Libertadores when they saw off Zamora 3-2 at home a month ago.
Can El Blanquinegro finally avoid a defeat against Atletico Mineiro for the first time ever in their fourth head to head encounter?
Zamora vs Atletico Mineiro: Prediction
Zamora are nowhere last term performances in Venezuelan Primera Division. They hold the 8th position after 17 rounds which is a subpar campaign for previous season champions. They will be up against a team which started the new Serie A season in the strongest of fashions.
Atletico Mineiro are the only team in Serie A with three wins from three matches. They took advantage of easier schedule at the start of the season to claim three separate 2-1 wins over Avai, Vasco da Gama and Ceara.
Nevertheless, Atletico Mineiro will face a serious test here against a team which lost only one of past ten matches on the home patch in all competitions. Since Zamora scored at least two goals in three of past four home ties and since each of last three games they played in their backyard saw both teams scoring, we just have to back a high-scoring contest here.
Zamora vs Atletico Mineiro: Bet Tips
Zamora or Draw @ 1.57 (4/7)
Both Teams To Score @ 1.80 (4/5).