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The Serie A meeting at Estádio Raimundo Sampaio on Saturday sees home side Atlético Mineiro go up against Ceará.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Atlético Mineiro v Ceará are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Atlético Mineiro go into this fixture after a 2-2 Serie A drawn game vs Chapecoense.
In that game, Atlético Mineiro had 66% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Atlético Mineiro, the goalscorers were Dylan Borrero (19') and Eduardo Sasha (83'). On the other side, Chapecoense got 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Geuvânio (28') and Mike (70') scored for Chapecoense.
Their most recent results highlight the fact that things are going according to plan in the Atlético Mineiro backline. Atlético Mineiro have been stingy, resulting in the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past six games standing at 3.
Taking a look at their past results, Atlético Mineiro:
- have not beaten Ceará in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 9 home league matches. It's been impressive.
Previously, Ceará drew 0-0 in the Serie A match with Internacional.
In that match, Ceará managed 49% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Internacional got 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The attacking players from Ceará have been starved of goals in their past 6 clashes, netting the unsatisfactory return of only 2. In those fixtures, Vovô have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 5. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Their prior results show that Ceará:
- have not beaten Atlético Mineiro when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Not the best of away records.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 10 league matches. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 29/10/2018 shows that Atlético Mineiro have won 3 of these and Ceará 2, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A total of 18 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 10 for Galo and 8 coming from Vovô. The average goals per game has been 3.
The previous league contest between these sides was Serie A match day 6 on 24/06/2021 when the final score was Ceará 2-1 Atlético Mineiro.
In that match, Ceará managed 33% possession and 16 shots at goal with 8 on target. The scorers were Lima (3') and Gabriel Lacerda (96').
Atlético Mineiro had 16 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Gabriel (72') was the scorer.
The referee was Leandro Vuaden.
Team News: Atlético Mineiro
The Atlético Mineiro boss Cuca Stival has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Ceará
Out of a mainly full-strength group of players, there’s only the one fitness issue for the Ceará gaffer Tiago Nunes to be concerned with. Vítor Jacaré (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be playing here.
Atlético Mineiro will more than likely get the goals that they need when they come up against Ceará, who might well find it a difficult task scoring.
We’re tipping a decent 2-0 winning margin for Atlético Mineiro after 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Raimundo Sampaio (23,018)
Captain: Réver Alves Araújo
Chairman: Sérgio Coelho
Manager: Cuca Stival
Competitions: Serie A position 1, Copa do Brasil (Semi-finals)
🔑 Star Player: Hulk
Customarily taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Hulk was born in Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Vitoria in the 2004 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 8 league goals in this Série A 2021 season so far in 22 appearances.