Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Atlético Mineiro will face off against visitors Sport Recife at Estádio Raimundo Sampaio in this Serie A clash on Saturday.
Our Atlético Mineiro v Sport Recife tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (plus the best game odds).
Atlético Mineiro, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-0 Copa do Brasil triumph against Fluminense.
Atlético Mineiro haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 10 during that period and have conceded a total of 3.
Going into this encounter, Atlético Mineiro are unbeaten in the league by Sport Recife in their last 4 matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Internacional in Serie A competition, Sport Recife will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Sport Recife managed 51% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Internacional had 11 shots on goal with 4 on target. Patrick (4') was the scorer for Internacional.
Over the course of 6 of the previous 6 games involving Sport Recife, a relatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell is a paltry 0.67, with the average goals for Leão da Ilha equalling 0. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Going into this contest, Sport Recife are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes going back to 15/10/2017 shows that Atlético Mineiro have won 3 of them and Sport Recife 1, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A combined total of 20 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 12 of them for Galo and 8 created by Leão da Ilha. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The last league clash between these sides was Serie A match day 2 on 06/06/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Sport Recife 0-1 Atlético Mineiro.
That time, Sport Recife managed 48% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Atlético Mineiro got 10 shots at goal with 1 on target. Hulk (14') scored.
The match was refereed by Raphael Claus.
Team News: Atlético Mineiro
The Atlético Mineiro manager Cuca Stival will be grateful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game thanks to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Sport Recife
Thanks to a fully healthy group available to select from, the Sport Recife manager Gustavo Florentín doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
Our assessment is that Atlético Mineiro will probably dominate possession and create several successful chances.
However, Sport Recife are also probably going to find it difficult to find the back of the net although we do see them being dangerous at times, too.
Accordingly, we see a fairly comfortable 3-1 victory for Atlético Mineiro when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ 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 (Quarter-finals), Copa Libertadores (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Key Player: Ignacio Fernández
Customarily taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Ignacio Fernández was born in Castelli, Argentina. Having made a first senior appearance for Gimna ' Plata in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Midfielder has scored 3 league goals in this Série A 2021 season so far in 12 appearances.