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Palmeiras will be the visitors at Estádio Independência on Friday for the Serie A clash with home team Atlético Mineiro.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Atlético Mineiro v Palmeiras game - as well as the best betting odds.
Atlético Mineiro, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 2-3 Serie A success over Sport Recife.
In that game, Atlético Mineiro had 61% possession and 25 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. For Atlético Mineiro, the scorers were Jair (7') and Marrony (98'). At the other end, Sport Recife got 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Dalberto (33'), Rafael Thyere (50' Own goal) and Thiago Neves (87') scored for Sport Recife.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that huge efforts have been put in by the Atlético Mineiro rearguard. Galo have been stingy, resulting in the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their previous 6 games standing at 4. Previous results aside, it remains to be seen whether that trend shall persist in this game or not.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Atlético Mineiro:
- have left without a victory over Palmeiras in their previous 8 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 7 league matches at home.
In their previous fixture, Palmeiras drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Atlético Goianiense.
In that match, Palmeiras had 63% possession and 19 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Palmeiras was Matías Viña (22'). For their opponents, Atlético Goianiense got 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Matheus Vargas (43') was the scorer for Atlético Goianiense.
For 5 of the past 6 games featuring Palmeiras, a relatively low number of goals have gone in between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell comes out as just 1.5, with the average goals for Verdão standing at 0.83.
Leading up to this clash, Palmeiras:
- are undefeated by Atlético Mineiro when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league matches. A very good run of results for them.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 09/09/2017 shows that Atlético Mineiro have won 0 of these & Palmeiras 3, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A combined total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 of them from Galo and 11 netted by Verdão. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Serie A match day 19 on 02/11/2020 and the score finished Palmeiras 3-0 Atlético Mineiro.
In that game, Palmeiras managed 35% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 8 on target. The goalscorers were Raphael Veiga (19'), Rony (70') and Wesley (77').
At the other end, Atlético Mineiro had 15 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Bráulio da Silva Machado.
Team News: Atlético Mineiro
There is just the lone fitness concern for the Atlético Mineiro boss Jorge Sampaoli to be concerned about due to a largely intact set of players. Keno (Elbow Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Palmeiras
Out of a mainly healthy group of players, there is only a single fitness problem for the Palmeiras manager Abel Ferreira to be concerned about. Alanzinho (Fractured Leg) misses out for this game. Luan is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
It looks to us that Atlético Mineiro should be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
In contrast, Palmeiras won’t find it easy to make a breakthrough but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be converting at least once here.
Accordingly, we see a 3-1 winning score for Atlético Mineiro when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Independência (23,018)
Captain: Réver Alves Araújo
Chairman: Sérgio Sette Câmara
Manager: Jorge Sampaoli
Competitions: Serie A position 3
⭐ Star Man: Hyoran
Mostly used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Hyoran was born in Chapecó, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Chapecoense in the 2014 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored a sum of 8 league goals in this Série A 2020 campaign so far from a total of 28 appearances.