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The Serie A clash at Estádio Independência on Wednesday sees home team Atlético Mineiro locking horns with Atletico PR.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Atlético Mineiro v Atletico PR can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Atlético Mineiro fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-2 Serie A triumph against Corinthians.
In that game, Atlético Mineiro managed 68% possession and 13 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Atlético Mineiro, the goals were scored by Guilherme Arana (61') and Marrony (83'). On the other side, Corinthians had 8 shots on goal with 1 on target. Matheus Davó (6') was the scorer for Corinthians.
Jorge Sampaoli's Atlético Mineiro have hit the target 8 times over their past 6 outings. The corresponding number of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures stands at 8.
Their previous form shows that Atlético Mineiro:
- have left without a victory over Atletico PR in their last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 12 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
Atletico PR go into this encounter following a 0-1 Serie A win to defeat Goias in their last outing.
In that game, Atletico PR had 53% possession and 16 shots at goal with 8 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Atletico PR was Renato Kayzer (20'). At the other end, Goias had 10 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The stats tell the story, and Atletico PR have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 8 goals in total. In defence, Furação have seen their frailties exposed. Previous results aside, time will tell whether that trend might persist in this next match.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 14/06/2017, there has been little between the sides with Atlético Mineiro winning 3 of those games, Atletico PR 3 and 0 being drawn in normal time.
An aggregate of 12 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 7 for Galo and 5 belonging to Furação. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The last league contest between the two was Serie A match day 34 on 24/11/2019 when it ended Atlético Mineiro 0-1 Atletico PR.
The match was refereed by Edina Alves Batista.
Team News: Atlético Mineiro
Gabriel (Corona virus), Réver (Corona virus), Sávio (Corona virus), Allan (Corona virus), Eduardo Vargas (Corona virus), Victor (Corona virus), Alan Franco (Corona virus) and Diego Tardelli (Injury to the ankle) won’t be able to feature for At Mineiro manager Jorge Sampaoli.
Team News: Atletico PR
Thanks to a fully healthy squad available for selection, Atletico PR manager Dorival Júnior has no fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
We feel that Atlético Mineiro should dominate possession and create several successful chances.
In contrast, Atletico PR are also probably going to find it difficult to break down their defence but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be getting the chances to score, too.
We’re therefore expecting to see a decent 3-1 winning score for Atlético Mineiro at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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 1
⭐ Key Player: Marrony
Generally deployed in the Left Wing position, Marrony was born in Volta Redonda, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Vasco da Gama in the 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 4 league goals in the Série A 2020 season so far in a total of 18 appearances.