Atletico Mineiro seeks to retain spot

Atletico Mineiro seeks to retain spot

Atletico Mineiro is looking to retain their spots in the league table by winning against Goias Go, who is desperate to score a win. In the league table, these two teams are separated by five places, with Atletico having the advantage. They sit at the 12th of the league table with 20 points, from their 14 games. Goias on the other hand is desperate to win, as they are threatened by relegation. They are at the 17th of the league table earning just 11 points from their 14 matches. A loss in this match is not good both for Atletico and Goias, especially with their standings. The meeting between these two teams will be on July 18, 2023, at 7:00 AM (GMT+8), with Goias playing as hosts.

These two teams already met for 32 times prior to this match, with both teams winning 11 matches each. The remaining 10 matches all ended in draw by both teams. Coming into this game, the hosts seems to have a good momentum, winning two of their last three matches. Moreover, they are better at home, as only three of their nine defeats in the league happened at home. As for the visitors, they are the opposite, as they failed to keep a clean sheet in their last three matches. However, playing on the road seems to be not a problem for the visitors. 11 of their 20 points this season are coming on the road, which could be their advantage here.

Atletico Mineiro

Brazil Serie A: Atletico Mineiro
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Atletico is a team who are really struggling this season, and are continuously falling behind when it comes to the league table. In fact, they are coming into this game from a 1-0 loss against Corinthians on their last league outing. That loss puts them at the 12th of the league table with 20 points, making a win here important. A win in this match would bring Atletico at the 10th of the league table with 23 points. Although it will not bring them to a higher place in the standings, a win here would bring them in a safer spot in the league table. Atletico have been dominant in attacks on their last game, but they failed to make use of that advantage. They can no longer afford to lose more games as it will make them slowly lose their spots in the league table. Atletico needs to regain their momentum here, as they are now winless in their last six matches across all contests.

Fortunately for Atletico, they will have Hulk back for them, after serving a one-game suspension on their last match. Moreover, following their defeat on their last match, there might be slight changes from their starters.

Goias Go

Brazil Serie A: Goias Go
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Goias on the other hand is a team who really struggled this season, which is visible in their points in the league table. Just like their opponent, they are also coming from a loss on their last match, having a 4-3 loss against Santos. It is unfortunate that they were not able to retain the tie, as they allowed their opponent to score a late winner. This loss puts them at the 17th of the league table with just 11 points across their names. Goias are now on the verge of elimination, which is why they cannot afford to lose in this match. A win in this match would put Goias at the 16th, a place above the drop zone. Moreover, this squad needs to address their issues, especially in their consistency. They are coming into this match from a back-to-back losses, which is not optimistic for them. Additionally, Goias only won twice in their last four matches across all contests, which needs to be improved.

Unlike their opponents, Goias will come into this game without Guilherme, as he suffers suspension in this game. He had a late dismissal on their last game, which keeps suspended him from this important game. Moreover, since Everton Morelli is not 100% yet, he had to make do as a substitute in this match.


Atletico Mineiro (1.5)
Odds: 0.94

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