Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A. Round 11
Stadium: Mineirao (Belo Horizonte)
Reigning champion of Brazil, Atlético Mineiro will host the next match of the season against Santos. Will Hulk and company manage to win? We will choose several options for betting.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Atlético Mineiro failed miserably in the last match
In the previous round, the team from Belo Horizonte faced Fluminense on the road. Despite scoring three times, they conceded five times and lost by a hockey score of 3-5. An unpleasant defeat, which, however, was only the second for Galo this season. After 10 rounds, Argentina's Antonio Mohamed's men sit fifth in the Serie A standings.
At the end of last season, the team changed the coach – Mohamed replaced Brazilian Cuca. But Mineiro's main star has remained the same. That, of course, is Hulk. Last season the former Porto and Zenit forward was the top scorer in the championship with 19 goals. In the new season, Hulk already has six goals – the forward clearly expects to surpass his last year's record.
Santos embarking on a new stage in their history
Last season did not go well for the legendary club. Santos could not get past the group stage of Copa Libertadores, making it only to the quarterfinals of Copa Sudamericana. In Serie A, they took only the 9th place. At the end of the season, coach Marinho left the team for Argentinian Fabián Bustos, the former coach of Ecuadorian Barcelona from Guayaquil, to take charge. The coach reached the Copa Libertadores with the team from Ecuador. It will be extremely curious to see what Bustos will achieve with Santos.
So far, the first championship with a new mentor for the team has been difficult. Santos won only 3 games out of 10, and although they conceded only 9 goals, they themselves scored only 13. On the previous matchday Bustos's players were held to a 1-1 draw with Internacional.
Atlético Mineiro has beaten Santos in their last four home matches in the national championship.
Expert Betting Tips
In the last round against Fluminense, Atlético Mineiro got everything they could against them. The upcoming game against Santos will most likely see a goal drought. Moreover, Santos, who went through a rebuild, can't find themselves in the attack, rarely scoring more than one goal per game. Mineiro will probably score points, as they did for many years against Santos at home, and will do it in a not very productive game.
Prediction: Atletico Mineiro will be closer to winning a low-scoring match.
- W1+TU (3.5) for 2.05;
- 1X+TU (2.5) for 2.15;
- Correct Score 2-0 for 6.00.
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