Atletico Mineiro vs Santos Predictions and Betting Tips
Atletico Mineiro host Santos at the Governador Magalhaes Pinto in Round 26 of the Brasiliero Serie A this coming Wednesday. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
Santos emerged victorious in the reverse fixture with a 2-0 victory against Atletico Miniero who finished that game a man short.
League leaders keen on stretching lead at the summit
Atletico Miniero currently lead the way in the Brazilian top-flight with 53 points amassed so far. They have an 11 point lead on Flamengo who, however, have two games in hand. The team's strong point is their stellar rearguard having conceded just 16 times this season. In their most recent game, they claimed a 3-1 win at home against Ceara, stretching their unbeaten run to 16 matches in all competitions.
The visitors are experiencing a season quite different from their opponents' as they head into this game just a place and two points above the relegation zone. Their form on the road hasn't been the best as they currently possess the second-worst away record in the league with just eight points from 12 games. Last time out, Fabio Carille led his side to their first league win since August with a 1-0 win against bottom-ranked side Chapecoense. Would we see them use this momentum to produce a shock result against the league leaders ?
Atletico Miniero vs Santos Prediction: 1-0
The league leaders haven't been the best in the league in terms of scoring, however, their ability to keep their opponents at bay is what sets them apart from the chasing pack and given Santos' recent struggles, we don't see any outcome other than a win for the hosts as they add three points to their current points tally.