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The Serie A fixture at Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho on Sunday sees home side Sport Recife playing against Atlético Mineiro.
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Sport Recife will play in this match coming off the back of a 0-0 Serie A drawn game against Red Bull Bragantino.
In that match, Sport Recife managed 31% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 0 on target. For their opponents, Red Bull Bragantino had 22 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target.
A recurring theme in more recent Sport Recife games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their previous 6 matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on BTTS would have been a losing one.
Their prior results show that Sport Recife:
- are winless against Atlético Mineiro in their last 2 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
In the game prior to this, Atlético Mineiro drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Bahia.
In that match, Atlético Mineiro had 71% possession and 21 shots at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Atlético Mineiro was Eduardo Sasha (20'). Bahia got 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. Rossi (47') scored for Bahia.
For 5 of the past six clashes featuring Atlético Mineiro, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game during that period works out to a meagre 2, with the average goals for Galo being 1.17. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be continued here, however.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Atlético Mineiro:
- have not registered a win against Sport Recife when they've played them away from home in the last 5 league games. Not good.
- have not won away from home in their last 6 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes stretching back to 15/09/2016 shows us that Sport Recife have won 1 of these games and Atlético Mineiro 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A combined sum of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 8 of them for Leão da Ilha and 11 coming from Galo. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The previous league contest between these sides was Serie A match day 18 on 25/10/2020 when it ended Atlético Mineiro 0-0 Sport Recife.
That day, Atlético Mineiro had 76% possession and 26 shots at goal with 9 on target.
Sport Recife had 3 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target.
The referee was Paulo Roberto Jr.
Team News: Sport Recife
Sport Recife boss Jair Ventura has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match owing to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Atlético Mineiro
In an otherwise full-strength squad, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Atlético Mineiro gaffer Jorge Sampaoli to be concerned about. Keno (Elbow Injury) won’t be in action.
Our assessment is that Sport Recife are dangerous enough to breach the defence of this Atlético Mineiro side, however a single goal possibly won’t prevent defeat.
We therefore reckon that it will be a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 winning margin for Atlético Mineiro when the full-time whistle blows. We’ll have to see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho (35,020)
Captain: Sander Bortolotto
Chairman: Milton Bivar
Manager: Jair Ventura
Competitions: Serie A position 14
⭐ Star Player: Leandro Barcia
Mostly playing in the Right Wing position, Leandro Barcia was born in Florida, Uruguay. Having made his senior debut playing for Goias in the 2019 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 3 league goals in this Série A 2020 campaign so far in 16 appearances.