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Sport Recife will face off against visiting club Atlético Mineiro at Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho in the Serie A game on Sunday.
Our Sport Recife v Atlético Mineiro predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Sport Recife enter this fixture following a 2-2 Serie A draw vs Internacional.
In that match, Sport Recife had 43% possession and 8 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Sport Recife, the goalscorers were Thiago Neves (62') and André (86'). Internacional had 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Edenílson (19') and Rodrigo Lindoso (44') scored for Internacional.
It’s not been often in recent games where Sport Recife have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Leão da Ilha have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 11 goals on the way.
Leading up to this clash, Sport Recife:
- have not emerged victorious against Atlético Mineiro in their last 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
Atlético Mineiro go into this encounter following on from a 0-2 Copa do Brasil win vs Remo in their previous game.
A series of very capable showings from the Atlético Mineiro defensive unit has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their past 6 clashes in total. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 15. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Coming into this fixture, Atlético Mineiro have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 22/06/2017 shows that Sport Recife have won 1 of them and Atlético Mineiro 2, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league contest between these sides was Serie A match day 37 on 21/02/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Sport Recife 2-3 Atlético Mineiro.
On that day, Sport Recife managed 39% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorers were Dalberto (33'), Rafael Thyere (50' Own goal) and Thiago Neves (87').
For their opponents, Atlético Mineiro had 25 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Jair (7') and Marrony (98') scored.
The match was refereed by Rodolpho Toski Marques.
Team News: Sport Recife
Sport Recife boss Umberto Louzer has no fitness worries at all ahead of this clash owing to a fully healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Atlético Mineiro
Due to a mostly full-strength group, there is only the one fitness issue for the Atlético Mineiro manager Cuca Stival to be concerned about. Matías Zaracho (Bruised Ankle) won’t be in action.
We feel that in this game, Sport Recife are dangerous enough to score a goal against this Atlético Mineiro lineup, however a single goal probably won’t be enough.
We’ve gone for both teams to score in a 1-2 victory for Atlético Mineiro at the end of this one. Hopefully this is a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho (35,020)
Captain: Patric Cabral Lalau
Chairman: Milton Bivar
Manager: Umberto Louzer
Competitions: Serie A position 18