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América Mineiro visit Arena Pantanal on Friday for the Serie A clash with home team Cuiabá.
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Cuiabá will be looking for an improved result here following a 2-0 Serie A defeat last time out to Grêmio.
In that match, Cuiabá managed 58% possession and 17 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Cuiabá was Rikelme (63' Own goal). For their opponents, Grêmio had 11 shots at goal with 5 on target. Luis Suárez (30') scored for Grêmio.
An interesting characteristic of recent Cuiabá games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their prior 6 matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would have been a losing one. That kind of pattern might not follow through into this match, of course.
Going into this contest, Cuiabá have not been beaten in the league by América Mineiro in their previous 2 matches.
América Mineiro go into this match after a 2-0 Serie A win over Santos in their most recent match.
In that match, América Mineiro managed 37% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For América Mineiro, the scorers were Rodrigo Varanda (29') and Juninho (55'). On the other side, Santos got 10 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
The stats tell the story, and América Mineiro have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 10 goals overall. In defence, América Mineiro have been far from perfect.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 15/11/2020, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Cuiabá winning 2 of those games, América Mineiro 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 11 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 5 for Cuiabá and 6 created by Coelho. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
The last league match featuring these sides was Serie A match day 4 on 07/05/2023 when it finished América Mineiro 1-2 Cuiabá.
On that occasion, América Mineiro had 46% possession and 15 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The goals were scored by Aloísio (12') and Marlon (85' Own goal).
Cuiabá had 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Ronald (92') scored.
The match was refereed by Denis da Silva Ribeiro.
Team News: Cuiabá
The Cuiabá boss António Oliveira has zero fitness worries to speak of before this match owing to a fully injury-free group available for selection.
In our view, Cuiabá may well use a 4-3-3 formation for the game and select Walter, Matheus Alexandre, Marllon, Alan Empereur, Rikelme, Fernando Sobral, Raniele, Pablo Ceppelini, Jonathan Cafu, Deyverson and Clayson.
Team News: América Mineiro
Due to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, the América Mineiro boss Fabián Bustos does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this match.
There’s a good chance that Coelho might begin the game with a 4-4-2 formation, starting the game with Matheus Cavichioli, Mateus Henrique, Ricardo Silva, Iago Maidana, Danilo Avelar, Rodriguinho, Breno Cascardo, Juninho, Emmanuel Martinez, Rodrigo Varanda and Felipe Azevedo.
Our thinking is that América Mineiro will likely create enough chances to put one past this Cuiabá side, however it is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
We are anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning score for Cuiabá after the 90. Hopefully this is a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena Pantanal (44,097)
Captain: Walter Capeloza Artune
Chairman: Alessandro Dresch
Manager: António Oliveira
Competitions: Serie A position 10
🔑 Key Man: Clayson
Mostly played in the Left Wing position, Clayson was born in Botucatu, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Ponte Preta in the 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 2 league goals in this Série A 2023 season to date in a total of 7 appearances.