Group G Matchday 1
Atletico MG vs Libertad
Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
In the upcoming fixture of the Copa Libertadores, Atletico MG will be up against Libertad at the Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte. For the upcoming matchup, Atletico MG will be missing out on Igor Rabello and Guilherme Arana due to injuries. This will be the first meeting between the two teams since their last meeting in 2017. Atletico MG is coming off Mineiro Playoff Final, whereas Libertad has been involved in Paraguayan Primera Division. Continue reading to find out more about the upcoming matchup between the two.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Atletico MG - Coming off a Three Consecutive Matches (WWWLD)
Going in the matchup, Atletico MG is coming off a win against America MG (2-3) in the Mineiro Playoff Final. In the last outing, Cristian Pavon, Hyoran, and Hulk scored goals. Atletico MG is likely to continue with the same 4-1-2-1-2 formation, with much depending on the presence of Paulinho and Otavio in the centre. In the last five matches played, Atletico MG has scored 8 goals, averaging 1.6 goals per game. However, what makes Atletico MG a favorite is its winning streak which features three wins in the last 3 matches. For the opening match in Libertadores 2023, Atletico MG will be taking the confidence from the win against Millonarios in the qualifiers.
Expected Opening Lineup for Atletico Mineiro
Everson; Renzo Saravia, Mauricio Lemos, Jemerson, Dodo, Edenilson; Matias Zaracho, Allan Rodrigues De Souza, Patrick; Hulk and Paulinho.
Club Libertad - Has Won 4 of the Last 5 Matches in Paraguayan Primera Division (WWLWW)
Going in the matchup, Club Libertad is coming off a thrashing win over Cerro Porteno (5-0), in which Oscar Cardozo scored the hat trick, and Alexander Barboza scored two goals. Secondly, Libertad also scored goals in the first half only. Hence, Libertad has a clear stance regarding taking the attack to the opposition. Libertad has scored 10 goals in the last 5 outings, averaging 2.00 goals per game. In most of the matches played in the ongoing season, Libertad has scored at least a goal. Hence, Libertad is likely to keep up with the scoring average. Oscar Cardozo will look to replicate its previous performance and deliver at the continental stage now.
Expected Opening Lineup for Club Libertad
Martin Silva; Alexander Barboza, Ivan Piris, Luis Cardozo, Oscar Cardozo; Alvaro Marcial Campuzano, Diego Gomez, Lucas Sanabria, Matias Espinoza; Enso Gonzalez, Hector Villalba.
Expert Betting Tips
In 2017 as well, the two sides shared Group F, and both sides won in their home matches. Considering the home advantage for Mineiro, the upcoming matchup is likely to result in the home team’s favor. I am expecting both sides to score and Mineiro to win. The final scoreline is likely to be 2-1, and the total to be over 2.5 goals as both sides have been involved in high-scoring matchups.
- Atletico Mineiro to Win for 1.55
- Total Over 2.5 for 2.07
- Both Teams to Score - Yes for 2.11