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Atlético Goianiense will arrive at Estádio Urbano Caldeira on Sunday for the Serie A clash with hosts Santos.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Santos v Atlético Goianiense game (plus the best game odds).
Santos will play in this fixture following a 2-2 Serie A stalemate vs Red Bull Bragantino.
In that game, Santos had 60% possession and 16 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Santos, the goalscorers were Marcos Guilherme (70') and Marcos Leonardo (95'). Red Bull Bragantino got 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Alerrandro (10') and Ytalo (83') scored for Red Bull Bragantino.
Fernando Diniz's Santos have netted a sum total of 8 times in their last six outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games is 8.
Their previous form shows that Santos:
- haven't won against Atlético Goianiense in their previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 9 home league matches. They have been so resilient here.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Cuiabá in Serie A competition, Atlético Goianiense and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Atlético Goianiense managed 44% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Atlético Goianiense was André Luis (48'). At the other end, Cuiabá got 20 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Pepê (5') and Élton (67') scored for Cuiabá.
The numbers tell their own story, and Atlético Goianiense have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 11 goals overall. In defence, Dragão certainly have room for improvement.
Coming into this contest, Atlético Goianiense haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 11/08/2012 shows us that Santos have won 1 of these games & Atlético Goianiense 2, with the tally of draws being 3.
A combined total of 13 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 for Peixe and 7 being from Dragão. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Serie A match day 35 on 07/02/2021 when the final score was Atlético Goianiense 1-1 Santos.
That day, Atlético Goianiense managed 30% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was Fernandes Filho (33').
At the other end, Santos had 18 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Marcos Leonardo (79') scored.
The match was refereed by Marcelo de Lima Henrique.
Team News: Santos
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Santos gaffer Fernando Diniz to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group. Sandry (Ruptured knee ligament) won’t play.
Team News: Atlético Goianiense
Thanks to a completely injury-free group to choose from, Atlético Goianiense manager Eduardo Barroca has no fitness worries to report coming into this game.
Atlético Goianiense have the ability to put a goal past this Santos side, although that realistically won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We can see a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Santos when all is said and done. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Urbano Caldeira (16,068)
Captain: Alison Lopes Ferreira
Chairman: Andrés Rueda
Manager: Fernando Diniz
Competitions: Serie A position 10, Copa do Brasil (Round of 16)
⭐ Key Man: Marcos Guilherme
Mostly used in the Left Wing position, Marcos Guilherme was born in Itararé, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Atletico PR in the 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 4 league goals in this Série A 2021 season to date in 12 appearances.