Atletico Mineiro vs Santos
Competition: Brazil Serie A
Date: 12 August 2018
Kick-off: 16:00 CET
It just wasn’t Atlético Mineiro’s night last Monday when they hosted Internacional. First, it started raining cats and dogs. Then, the game got paused for several minutes, because hail covered the pitch. Right after the restart, the game stopped again, as there was a black-out at the stadium in Belo Horizonte. Atlético are a team that love playing, creating, and under those circumstances, it was just impossible to find rhythm. Internacional are a rather… opportunistic team, and they snatched all three points in added time. Atlético are 5th in the table, on 27 points from 17 matches. They had three wins in a row right before the World Cup finals break, but after that, they have one win in five matches, having lost three.
“Under 2.5 goals” and “under 1.5” were my two tips midweek when Santos visited Ceará. The hosts opened the scoring in the 78th minute, but Santos equalized in the 87th, salvaging a point. It was their fifth draw in six championship matches after the World Cup finals, having lost the remaining game. They are right above the relegation line, on just 18 points from 17 matches. On Wednesday, they are visiting Cruzeiro, in the return leg of their Copa do Brasil quarterfinal tie. They lost 0-1 back home. Santos are eagerly trying to sign a number 9, so that they stop using Gabigol in that position, one in which he just cannot deliver. He has repeatedly said he is a not a classic striker, and would love to move to the wing as soon as possible.
Previous five matches:
Atletico Mineiro vs Internacional 0-1
Bahia vs Atletico Mineiro 2-2
Atletico Mineiro vs Parana 2-0
Palmeiras vs Atletico Mineiro 3-2
Gremio vs Atletico Mineiro 2-0
Ceara vs Santos 1-1
Botafogo vs Santos 0-0
Santos vs Cruzeiro 0-1
Santos vs America Mineiro 0-1
Santos vs Flamengo 1-1
Atlético’s next game is at Botafogo, next Sunday (Série A). Santos are visiting Cruzeiro on Wednesday (Copa do Brasil).
Atletico Mineiro vs Santos: Head to head Stats
Three Atlético wins, one for Santos, and a draw, in the last five games between these two in Belo Horizonte.
Atletico Mineiro vs Santos: Prediction
Atlético are considered favorites to win the game. I agree, partly because Santos have to rotate, so as to have the best team possible available on Wednesday.
Atletico Mineiro vs Santos: Betting Tips
Atlético’s win is at 1.95, with their double chance as low as 1.25. For much more, I would risk with their win combined with a clean sheet (3.25).