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Atlético Mineiro will take to the pitch with guests Botafogo at Arena MRV in the Serie A tie on Sunday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Atlético Mineiro v Botafogo - as well as the best betting odds.
Atlético Mineiro go into this match following on from a 1-1 Serie A drawn game against Atletico PR.
In that game, Atlético Mineiro had 48% possession and 9 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Atlético Mineiro was Paulinho (6'). On the other side, Athletico Paranaense had 23 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Vitor Roque (78') was the scorer for Atletico PR.
Fewer than three goals per match were scored during 6 of the past 6 meetings where Atlético Mineiro have been participants. In terms of the goal distribution from that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 2 and Atlético Mineiro managed a tally of 6.
Their past results show that Atlético Mineiro:
- haven't beaten Botafogo in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Flamengo in Serie A action, Botafogo and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Botafogo managed 47% possession and 17 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Botafogo, the goals were scored by Marlon Freitas (2' Own goal) and Victor Sá (19'). Flamengo got 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Bruno Henrique (73') was the scorer for Flamengo.
Bruno Lage's Botafogo have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 9 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during the equivalent period equals 6.
Looking at their past form shows that Botafogo:
- are undefeated in their previous 6 league matches away from home.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 04/12/2019, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Atlético Mineiro winning 3 of those games, Botafogo 3 and 0 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
In all, 13 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 of them from Galo and 7 for Fogão. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The last league fixture between these sides was Serie A match day 4 on 07/05/2023 when the final score was Botafogo 2-0 Atlético Mineiro.
In that match, Botafogo managed 39% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The goalscorers were Victor Sá (30') and Matheus Nascimento (60').
Atlético Mineiro had 9 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Flavio Rodrigues de Souza.
Team News: Atlético Mineiro
The Atlético Mineiro boss Luiz Scolari has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go.
We think that Galo may well employ a 4-3-3 system for this game, handing starts to Éverson, Mariano, Mauricio Lemos, Bruno Fuchs, Guilherme Arana, Otavio, Rodrigo Battaglia, Pedrinho, Cristian Pavón, Alan Kardec and Paulinho.
Team News: Botafogo
We are inclined to think that Fogão seem likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 lineup, starting the game with Lucas Perri, Leonel Di Placido, Adryelson, Víctor Cuesta, Fernando Marcal, Carlos Eduardo, Marlon Freitas, Tchê Tchê, Júnior Santos, Tiquinho Soares and Joao Victor Sá.
Botafogo may find it difficult to score goals against this Atlético Mineiro side who will likely do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a good battle with a 1-0 advantage for Atlético Mineiro after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena MRV (47,465)
Captain: Réver Alves Araújo
Chairman: Sérgio Coelho
Manager: Luiz Scolari
Competitions: Serie A position 9
🔑 Star Player: Hulk
Usually playing in the Right Wing position, Hulk was born in Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Vitoria in the 2004 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 7 league goals in this Série A 2023 season so far in 20 appearances.