Third Round Leg 1 of 2
Millonarios F.C vs Atletico Mineiro
Estadio Nemésio Camacho - El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia
The upcoming matchup of the third qualifying round of Copa Libertadores will feature Millonarios taking on Atletico Mineiro at the Estadio Nemésio Camacho - El Campín in Bogota. Club Millonarios have been actively participating in the Colombian Primera Division, whereas Mineiro is coming off back-to-back matches in the Campeonato Mineiro. Millonarios will face the Brazilian domestic team for the first time on the football field. As we know, the pressure gets the best of the best to make mistakes and throw away opportunities. Therefore, Millonarios will be very confident about making an impact in leg 1 of the third round. Continue reading to find out more about the two sides and their recent performances.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Millonarios F.C - Attackers Gave Millonarios a Seat in the Third Round of Libertadores (WWLDW)
Going in the matchup against Atletico Mineiro, Millonarios is coming off a finely orchestrated win against Deportivo Cali (2-0) in the domestic league. Against Cali, Jader Valencia took on the charge and scored the opening goal in the 6th minute of play. Next, in the 29th minute, Juan Pereira secured another one on a penalty chance. With consistent performances under the belt, Millonarios will be looking to maximize the home advantage against Mineiro. With the likes of Leonardo Castro and Daniel Catano in the lineup, Millonarios is likely to come in the Libertadores fixture with a completely different and well thought starting lineup. Talking about goal scoring, Millonarios has scored 6 goals in its last 5 matches and has conceded just 3 goals. Hence, we can expect a pretty balanced way forward from Millonarios.
Expected Opening Lineup for Millonarios F.C
Álvaro Montero; Elvis Perlaza, Andrés Llinás, Juan Pablo Vargas, Omar Bertel; Daniel Giraldo, Larry Vásquez, Oscar Cortés, David Mackalister Silva, Daniel Cataño; Leonardo Castro.
Atletico Mineiro - Still Waiting for Brazil Serie A to Kick off in April (WWDDW)
Going in the matchup against Millonarios, Atletico Mineiro is likely to miss out on Igor Rabello and Guilherme Arana due to injuries. Moreover, the Brazilian domestic team will be missing their country’s top tournament, the Brazil Serie A, which could have helped Mineiro in preparing better for the Libertadores’ fixtures. However, Atletico MG is coming off a win against Democrata GV (0-3) in which Hyoran, Eduardo Sasha, and Eduardo Vargas scored goals. Taking confidence from the win in the local Mineiro championship and the last comprehensive win against Carabobo FC (3-1) at home, Mineiro is likely to stay competent and confident for the matchup against Millonarios. With 9 goals scored in the last 5 matches played, Mineiro leads the average goal-scoring count. Hence, we are likely to expect a reasonably tough attempt from Mineiro away from home.
Expected Opening Lineup for Atletico Mineiro
Éverson; Renzo Saravia, Mauricio Lemos, Jemerson, Dodô; Edenílson, Allan, Patrick; Paulinho, Hulk, Pedrinho.
Expert Betting Tips
Evaluating the goal-scoring and positive game form of the two competing sides, the upcoming match is likely to be decided in the final minute of play. With good offensive and home advantage, Millonarios will be looking for a win, however, Mineiro on the other hand will be charged with confidence for leveling any lead scored by the home team. Hence, I am predicting a draw (1-1).
- Full Time Result - Draw for 3.20
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.55
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 2.04