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Atlético Mineiro face off with visitors Juventude at Estádio Raimundo Sampaio in this Serie A game on Saturday.
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Atlético Mineiro will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-1 Serie A victory over Atletico PR.
In that match, Atlético Mineiro had 56% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Atlético Mineiro was Matías Zaracho (45'). On the other side, Atletico PR got 8 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that much respect should be given to the Atlético Mineiro backline. Atlético Mineiro have given the opposition little, with the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their past 6 games standing at 3.
Their previous form shows that Atlético Mineiro:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Juventude in their previous 7 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 15 league matches at home. What a fortress.
Juventude head into the meeting following a 1-0 Serie A win with the defeat of Fluminense in their most recent game.
In that game, Juventude managed 33% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 7 on target. The scorer for Juventude was Vitor Mendes (18'). At the other end, Fluminense had 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
A run of reliable performances from the Juventude defenders has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their past 6 clashes overall. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 7. Nonetheless, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern shall be sustained in this match.
Head to head
Looking at past results between these clubs going back to 08/09/2004 reveals that these encounters have not been kind to Juventude. They have not managed to get any wins at all while Atlético Mineiro have been the better of the two, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A combined total of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 14 of them for Galo and 6 coming from Juve. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The previous league match between these sides was Serie A match day 15 on 08/08/2021 when the final score was Juventude 1-2 Atlético Mineiro.
On that occasion, Juventude managed 35% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Paulinho Bóia (45').
For their opponents, Atlético Mineiro got 20 shots at goal with 4 on target. Hulk (77') and Nathan Silva (92') scored.
The referee was Andre Luiz Castro.
Team News: Atlético Mineiro
The Atlético Mineiro manager Cuca Stival will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all coming into this match thanks to a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Juventude
With a fully healthy group available to select from, the Juventude boss Jair Ventura has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
It looks to us like Juventude will do well to get a goal against a Atlético Mineiro outfit who have the capability to dominate this match.
We’re tipping a comprehensive 3-0 winning scoreline 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 (Final)
⭐ Key Player: Ignacio Fernández
Mostly taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Ignacio Fernández was born in Castelli, Argentina. Having played his first senior match for Gimna ' Plata in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed to score 5 league goals in this Série A 2021 campaign so far from a total of 22 appearances.