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The Série A tie at Estádio Independência on Thursday sees hosts Atlético Mineiro play opponents Fluminense.
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Atlético Mineiro are hoping to win again after their last result, a 3-0 Série A triumph against Goias.
In that game, Atlético Mineiro had 66% possession and 22 shots at goal with 10 on target. For Atlético Mineiro, goals were scored by Keno (42'), Nathan (45') and Marrony (90'). For their opponents, Goias had 4 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Atlético Mineiro have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Galo have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 8 goals on the way. Previous results aside, it remains to be seen whether that pattern shall be replicated in this next game.
Looking at their past form shows that Atlético Mineiro:
- have not been beaten in the league by Fluminense in their previous 2 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 league matches at home.
Fluminense will go into the game following a 1-0 Série A win as they beat Bahia in their previous fixture.
In that match, Fluminense had 50% possession and 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Fluminense was Nenê (72'). Bahia got 12 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
In the course of their six latest matches, Odair Hellmann's Fluminense have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 11 times thus earning them a goals scored per game average of 1.83.
Their prior results show that Fluminense:
- have left without a victory over Atlético Mineiro when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 21/05/2017 tells us that Atlético Mineiro have won 2 of these & Fluminense 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined sum of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 10 for Galo and 9 coming from Tricolor. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
Team News: Atlético Mineiro
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the Atlético Mineiro boss Jorge Sampaoli to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Diego Tardelli (Injury to the ankle) won’t play.
Team News: Fluminense
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, Fluminense manager Odair Hellmann has zero fitness worries whatsoever before this game.
We envisage that Atlético Mineiro have it within them to convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
At the other end, Fluminense are also probably going to find it difficult finding the net themselves although we do see them being dangerous at times.
We reckon that it will be a controlled 3-1 margin for Atlético Mineiro at the end of the match.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Independência (23,018)
Captain: Réver Alves Araújo
Chairman: Sérgio Sette Câmara
Manager: Jorge Sampaoli
Competitions: Série A position 1
🔑 Key Player: Alan Franco
Mostly deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Alan Franco was born in Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador. Having made his senior debut playing for Atlético Mineiro in the 2020 season, the accomplished Midfielder has got 3 league goals in the Série A 2020 season so far in 12 appearances.