On September 4, as part of the seventh round of the Brazilian football championship, the Gremio stadium will host Atletico Mineiro – Sao Paulo. Some of the leaders of the current season will face off against each other. The guests scored four points more, but the hosts have less played for the match, so today you can not only get closer, but also bypass the opponent on lost points. Will it happen? Read about it in our forecast.
Atletico Mineiro will try to rehabilitate themselves in front of their fans and prove, first of all, to themselves that the thirteenth place last season is a misunderstanding. Still, the club wants to play in the Libertadores Cup, and not in a tournament of a lower rank (in the South American Cup).
So far, it turns out well: fifth place and nine points in the asset. In terms of points lost, the team is in fourth place, bypassing Fluminense.
The last two matches, which were unsuccessful, spoil the overall picture. Botafogo (1: 2) and the leading Internacional managed to find the keys to the team, unlike Ceara, Corinthians and Flamengo.
“Sao Paulo” after not the most expressive start managed to gain speed, as a result it even managed to take off to second place in the championship. However, it will not be easy to stay on it, and for a long time already the club did not occupy a place higher than fourth, and became the champion more than ten years ago.
Perhaps, from the point of view of style, the team does not play so brightly and colorfully, but the team achieves results, and this is the most important thing. “Sao Paulo” only once managed to score more than two times, but the balls are in their goal much less often. By the way, half of the conceded goals (two) these guys got from Vasco da Gama (1: 2). So to score with the “tricolor” is not an easy task.
Sao Paulo scores in every game of the season;
The guests have managed to beat Atletico Mineiro at its stadium only once in the last eight years (two draws and eight defeats);
The hosts have not left their field without a goal for seven games in a row.
10/27/19 Sao Paulo Atletico Mineiro 20
06/14/19 Atletico Mineiro Sao Paulo eleven
09/06/18 Atletico Mineiro Sao Paulo ten
05/06/18 Sao Paulo Atletico Mineiro 2: 2
10/12/17 Atletico Mineiro Sao Paulo ten
06/18/17 Sao Paulo Atletico Mineiro 12
11/27/16 Atletico Mineiro Sao Paulo 12
08/05/16 Sao Paulo Atletico Mineiro 12
There is no doubt that there will be goals in the match, but you should definitely not expect an extravaganza. Teams are not very different in terms of their level, so it will not happen that someone will dominate, having a huge advantage. Plus, the history of personal meetings tells us that more than three goals in the net are rare.
Our forecast is the total under (2.5) with the odds of 1.65 from the bookmaker Winline.