Atlético Mineiro vs Atlético PR Preview 01/08/2021
Atletico MG are on a six-match winning streak in Serie A and sit second in the table going into matchday 14.
Cuca’s team can go top of the table with a win against Athletico PR on Sunday as long as first-place Palmeiras lose to Sao Paulo.
Athletico PR are fifth in Serie A going into the weekend. They are eight points off of first-place Palmeiras and five away from Atletico MG. A win could take Atletico PR into the top four of the Serie A standings.
Manager Antonio Oliveira’s team have won just once in their last four league matches. They did take 10 points from the last 18 on offer in the league scoring 11 goals and conceding eight times.
Atletico MG manager Cuca watched his squad collect 18 points from the last 18 on offer in the league. The Roosters have been brilliant over the course of their last six matches scoring 13 times and conceding a mere three goals.
The Roosters kept three clean sheets over the course of those last six matches. Sunday’s game will be played at Atletico MG’s Mineirao Ground, a stadium in which the team has won three straight matches at.
Athletico PR have been strong on the road in 2021 taking nine points from 18 overall. However, the Hurricane have lost back-to-back away matches in Serie A.
Cuca has five injury concerns at Atletico MG heading into matchday 14. Midfielder Jair is a doubt with a shoulder issue and may not be back until August.
Forward Marrony could return to the team from a knee problem. Fellow forward Keno and goalkeeper Rafael are both in line for returns to the team this weekend from their respective injuries. Defender Guiherme Arana is away at the Olympics with the Brazil national side.
Oliveira has five players on the injury and missing list as well. Abner Vinicius and Santos are both away with the Olympic team in Japan. Forward Matheus Babi is ruled out for the season with an ACL injury.
Lucas Halter is also out for the campaign with a foot injury. Midfielder Richard Coelho tested positive for COVID-19 and may not be fully fit and recovered to play.
Atletico MG are in great form and claimed a win versus Athletico PR when the teams last played. The Roosters should claim a second straight win versus Athletico PR and a seventh straight victory in Serie A.
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