Atletico MG - Portuguesa
|08-07-2012, 23:30||Atletico MG - Portuguesa
League: Serie A, Brazil
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ATLETICO MG TO WIN (-1.25 AH) AT ODDS 1.92Final result: 2 - 0
Profit: 15.36 - 8 = 7.36
The hosts were very active at the transfer market before the start of the season, as many good and experienced players arrived at "Mineirao Stadium" before the start of the season - Rafael Marques (defender / Gremio), Junior Cesar (defender / Flamengo), Leandro Donizete (midfielder / Coritiba), Ronaldinho (midfielder / Flamengo), Damian Escudero (midfielder / Boca Juniors), Jo (striker / Internacional), Juninho (striker / Atletico GO), etc.As a result, The Black-Whites sits atop of the standings in Campeonato Brasileiro, with 5-1-1 10-3 after seven rounds and 2-1-0 7-2 at "Mineirao Stadium" in this period.The main advantage for the hosts and for their head coach Cuca is in the fact, that this team has a lot of good players for every zone on the pitch, so the absence of two or even three players is not expected to be a big problem.Atletico Mineiro started 2012 with title in Campeonato Mineiro, where The Black-Whites won the final after 1-1 and 3-0 against America Mineiro.Then the hosts reached the third round in Copa do Brasil, where they were eliminated thanks to a late goal from Felipe Amorim four minutes before the end of their home game against Goias (Atletico Mineiro - Goias 2-1/0-2).However, the main aim in front of this team is the title in Campeonato Brasileiro and considering their current form, as well as their potential, I think, that this is absolutely achievable task for this team.Another interesting fact is, that The Black-Whites are still undefeated when playing at "Mineirao Stadium" this season, as Atletico Mineiro managed to win nine of their eleven games at this stadium, with two draws in this period (9-2-0 26-7).Also, the hosts are 3-1-0 5-1 in four games against this opponent here over the last decade (two consecutive victories).Jo is the leading goalscorer of this team after the first seven rounds (3 goals), while Danilinho (2 goals) and Damian Escudero (2 goals) added another four goals.Ronaldinho also managed to score a goal in the last home game against Nautico (Atletico Mineiro - Nautico 5-1 on 24.06.2012).Portuguesa is a new team in Serie A, as the visitors managed to win the title in Serie B last season, without facing big problems."Lusa" sits on 13th position in the standings after seven rounds, with 2-2-3 5-8 and 0-1-2 2-7 away from home in this period.As it was expected, the visitors won most of their points until this moment at "Caninde", while Geninho's men lost in each of their last two visits - both of them with two or more goals difference (Coritiba - Portuguesa 2-0 on 07.06.2012 ; Fluminense - Portuguesa 4-1 on 17.06.2012).Ricardo Jesus (striker / 2 goals) is the leading goalscorer of this team, but I doubt, that he will have too many chances at "Mineirao Stadium".In fact, Portuguesa is 0-1-4 4-13 in the last five visits, as four of those five encounters were lost with two or more goals difference.
Posted on: 08.07.2012, 20.27 CET (Viewed: 288 times)
Last edited: 08.07.2012, 20.32 CET
Match starts on: July 08, 2012
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