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São Paulo will be the visitors at Estádio Raimundo Sampaio on Sunday for the Serie A clash with home side Atlético Mineiro.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Atlético Mineiro v São Paulo, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
Atlético Mineiro fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 2-1 Copa do Brasil success vs Remo.
Atlético Mineiro haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They’ve managed to rack up 11 during that time while also conceding a total of 3. Having said that, time will tell if that trend shall be replicated here in this match or not.
São Paulo head into the encounter following on from a 9-1 Copa do Brasil win over 4 de Julho in their last fixture.
Indicating their partiality to eventful encounters, goals have been seen as many as 21 times in the prior 6 games in which São Paulo have sent out their troops, yielding an average of 3.5 goals each meeting. Opposing teams have hit 7 of those goals.
Looking at the pre-match facts, São Paulo:
- have not beaten Atlético Mineiro in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels stretching back to 05/05/2018, there has been little between the sides with Atlético Mineiro winning 2 of those games, São Paulo 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 15 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 of them from Galo and 8 for Tricolor Paulista. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Serie A match day 26 on 17/12/2020 when it ended São Paulo 3-0 Atlético Mineiro.
That day, São Paulo managed 47% possession and 17 shots at goal with 7 on target. The goalscorers were Igor Gomes (25'), Gabriel Sara (83') and Jonas Toró (91').
Atlético Mineiro had 14 attempts on goal with 6 on target.
The referee was Wilton Pereira Sampaio.
Team News: Atlético Mineiro
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Atlético Mineiro gaffer Cuca Stival to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Matías Zaracho (Bruised Ankle) won’t play.
Team News: São Paulo
Owing to an otherwise full-strength squad, there’s just the sole fitness worry for the São Paulo gaffer Hernan Crespo to be concerned about. Walce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
We’ve got the feeling that São Paulo could find themselves up against it to put one past this Atlético Mineiro outfit who should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re therefore expecting a very even match with a 1-0 advantage for Atlético Mineiro after 90 minutes.
Looking forward to this.
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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 9, Copa do Brasil (Third Round), Copa Libertadores (1/8-Finals)
🔑 Star Man: Hulk
Typically played in the Right Wing position, Hulk was born in Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Vitoria in the 2004 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the Série A 2021 season to date in a total of 2 appearances.