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Fortaleza will be hosting away side Atlético Mineiro at Estádio Governador Plácido Castelo in this Serie A game on Sunday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Fortaleza v Atlético Mineiro are shown below (including the best match odds).
Fortaleza will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 4-2 Serie A loss in their previous game against Bahia.
In that game, Fortaleza had 59% possession and 18 shots on goal with 6 on target. For Fortaleza, the scorers were Yago Pikachu (70') and Matheus Vargas (74'). On the other side, Bahia got 13 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Hugo Rodallega (42', 64', 67', 76') was the scorer for Bahia.
Fortaleza have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, although they’ve also done enough to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Fortaleza have conceded in 5 of them in addition to scoring in 5 of those games.
Analysis of their past results shows that Fortaleza:
- are undefeated in their previous 9 league matches at home. A very good run at home.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
In their last fixture, Atlético Mineiro drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Red Bull Bragantino.
In that game, Atlético Mineiro managed 66% possession and 26 shots at goal with 8 on target. For Atlético Mineiro, goals were scored by Nathan Silva (15' Own goal) and Diego Costa (85'). At the other end, Red Bull Bragantino got 5 shots on goal with 0 on target.
A succession of steadfast displays from the Atlético Mineiro defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their previous 6 fixtures in total. Over that same time, their own forwards have managed to score 10. We will just have to see if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Atlético Mineiro:
- have not registered a win against Fortaleza in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 league matches away from home.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 26/10/2005 shows us that Fortaleza have won 3 of them and Atlético Mineiro 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
A combined total of 21 goals were produced between them in this period, with 11 of them from Fortaleza and 10 created by Galo. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 1 on 30/05/2021 when it ended Atlético Mineiro 1-2 Fortaleza.
In that match, Atlético Mineiro had 54% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Hulk (40').
On the other side, Fortaleza had 18 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Yago Pikachu (60', 94') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Caio Max Augusto Vieira.
Team News: Fortaleza
The Fortaleza boss Juan Vojvoda will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this match owing to a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Atlético Mineiro
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, the Atlético Mineiro boss Cuca Stival does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
We’re envisaging that Fortaleza will have to play well to see themselves scoring against this Atlético Mineiro outfit who we reckon will score & stay on top.
That’s why we have predicted a good battle with a 0-1 win for Atlético Mineiro at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Governador Plácido Castelo (63,903)
Chairman: Marcelo Paz
Manager: Juan Vojvoda
Competitions: Serie A position 3, Copa do Brasil (Quarter-finals)
🔑 Star Man: Robson
Mostly taking up the Left Wing position, Robson was born in Campinas, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for São Paulo in the 2016 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 7 league goals in the Série A 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 19 appearances.