Atletico Mineiro vs Flamengo
Competition: Brazil Serie A
Date: 19 May 2019
Kick-off: 00:00 CET
Atlético Mineiro hosted Santos midweek, it was the first leg of a Copa do Brasil round of 16 tie, and drew 0-0, looking solid defensively, but practically… non-existent offensively for more than 60 minutes. It was the first time they kept a clean sheet under interim coach Rodrigo Santana, and that is exactly what he underlined talking to reporters after the match, that they looked very good at the back. The day before this game, three guys were doubtful; left-back Fábio Santos, right midfielder Luan and winger Geuvânio were all dealing with minor injuries. Atlético reporters were speculating that the team would start with Victor, Guga, Réver, Igor Rabello, Patric, Zé Welison, Elias, Chará, Cazares, Geuvânio (or Bolt or Nathan) and Ricardo Oliveira. The Belo Horizonte side are on nine points from four matches in the Serie A.
Flamengo looked very serious, focused, disciplined, and beat Corinthians 0-1 on Wednesday, in Sao Paulo, in the first leg of their Copa do Brasil round of 16 tie. Their goal came late (Willian Arão scored in the 79th minute), but they had… ruled on the pitch before that, looking better than Corinthians, giving you the impression that they had a better idea of what exactly they wanted to do on the pitch. Abel Braga cannot count on Diego this weekend, as his midfielder has already picked up three yellow cards(!), and has to serve a one-match ban. May did not start well for Fla, they lost 2-1 at Internacional, but ever since then, they have done great, they qualified for the Copa Libertadores last 16, they earned an advantage over Corinthians in Copa do Brasil, and last weekend they beat Chapecoense as well, in the championship. They are on seven points from four matches in Serie A.
Previous five matches:
Atletico Mineiro vs Santos 0-0
Atletico Mineiro vs Palmeiras 0-2
Zamora vs Atletico Mineiro 1-2
Ceara vs Atletico Mineiro 1-2
Vasco da Gama vs Atletico Mineiro 1-2
Corinthians vs Flamengo 0-1
Flamengo vs Chapecoense 2-1
Penarol vs Flamengo 0-0
Sao Paulo vs Flamengo 1-1
Internacional vs Flamengo 2-1
Atlético are visiting Unión La Calera on Tuesday (Copa Sudamericana). Flamengo will be hosting Athletico Paranaense next weekend (Serie A).
Atletico Mineiro vs Flamengo: Head to head Stats
Three wins for Atlético, one for Flamengo, and a draw, in the last five games between these two in Belo Horizonte.
Atletico Mineiro vs Flamengo: Prediction
Detail: both teams played midweek, but only Atlético have yet another game coming up in a few days (Copa Sudamericana), while Flamengo will have a whole week to… regroup before playing again.
Atletico Mineiro vs Flamengo: Betting Tips
Flamengo’s win in “draw no bet” is at 1.80. Their double chance combined with “under 3.5 goals” pays 1.90.