Group Stage Matchday 1st.
Stadium: Estadio Presidente Eurico Gaspar Dutra
The Brazilian Serie A-2021 will start with a match between two newcomers. Cuiaba will face Juventude. Naturally, the teams are very familiar with each other, as they played each other last season. The bookmakers are on the side of Cuiaba, while we will pay attention to the fact that both face-to-face meetings played last season ended inconclusively.
Cuiabá: Into the new season with a new coach
On April 7, Cuiabá was led by Alberto Valentim, a 46-year-old who had previously worked for Botafogo, Avaí, and Vasco da Gama, and even Palmeiras. With this mentor, Cuiabá won the Mato-Grossense state by beating Operio in a decisive encounter. After losing in the Brazilian Cup in mid-April to 4 de Julho Esporte, Cuiabá played seven matches, of which it won six with one draw, just against Operio. Obviously, the current tone of the future hosts of the field can be called excellent, but let's not forget that A-Series is absolutely not at the same level as the state championship.
Juventude: semi-finalist of the Gaucho Championship
Last season Cuiabá finished fourth in the A-Series standings, while Juventude was third. The future rivals scored the same number of points, 61 each, while Juventude outscored its opponent due to the better goal difference. While Cuiabá became the champion of their state, Juventude made it to the semifinals of the Gaucho, the future guests even beat Internacional in their home match, but lost to the Reds in the return 1-4. Juventude also dropped out of the Brazilian Cup, losing to Vila Nova on penalties.
Expert Betting Tips
Both matches between Cuiabá and Juventude last season ended inconclusively, through a TM 2.5. We believe that the upcoming meeting is unlikely to please us with an abundance of goals. At the same time, for both teams this match will be the start in the elite, no one wants to lose, of course, however, do not forget that in the same last season, Cuiabá defeated Juventude with a score of 1-0 in its native walls. We will not be surprised if the home team wins again, we offer these bets for the opening match of A-Series -2021: Draw for 3.30, Juventude to win for 3.56, Cuiaba to win for 2.19.