Atletico GO vs Sport – Brazilian Serie A : Atlético Goianiense even bravely managed a slight recovery…
And dreamed about the possibility of escaping relegation. But for that they would need to be surgical on the remaining matches, something that was far from what happened in reality.
Little by little Atlético has been getting into the natural slump of a team who is playing just to fulfil the schedule, playing without many defensive cautions, conceding goals and not having the needed strength to look for the draw.
To make matters worse, they already have one upset, with the goalkeeper Marcos already sold to Goiás, which means he won’t play more for Atlético, and the attacker Walter,
who will hardly stay at the club for 2018, since he wasn’t even called up for the last match against Atlético Mineiro.
The coach João Paulo Snaches won’t have the suspended Jonathan and Luiz Fernando at his disposal.
When things are bad, nothing seems to help. After having a nice start to the match against Botafogo, Sport had one of the team’s pillars, their goalkeeper Magrão made a bad mistake and conceded a goal.
With that, the match went even more in favour of Botafogo, because they were able to play the way they like and saw Atlético getting tangled up with the ball possession, which means their victory was a natural consequence.
The manager Daniel Paulista won’t be able to count with the starting pair of defenders, Durval and Henríquez who are suspended.
Besides them, the attacking midfielder Diego Souza is absent because he is on international duty for the Brazilian national team.
In normal conditions, this would be a match where Sport would tend to relax since they are facing the last-place team and are playing away from home,
but after dropping to the relegation zone so close to the end of the season, the intensity levels should be high, as it has been on their latest matches, despite not being able to get the results they wanted.
Both against Botafogo and earlier, against Chapecoense, Sport played well, lacking some defensive organization, but that’s no novelty.
If Sport resent from the absence of Diego Souza, Atlético Goianiense will resent the absence of Luiz Fernando much more,
since he is being one of the highlights of the Atlético team lately on this final stretch, which means that he is also an important absence.
Atletico GO vs Sport – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I see Sport more willing in the pitch on their latest matches. As for Atlético Goianiense, they play more “loose” without dedicating themselves so much on the marking,
as we could see by the bizarre goal they conceded on a throw-in against Atlético Mineiro on the last round.
Due to that difference in intensity, I see Sport having the advantage, because they are more willing to leave it all out on the pitch, playing as if this was a decisive match, so I see some value on the visitors here.
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