Atlético MG vs Grêmio – Brazilian Serie A: Fighting for a spot in the next Copa Libertadores, Atlético Mineiro hosts Grêmio in Belo Horizonte…
It is tough to look at these odds and think that Grêmio are the current Copa Libertadores’ champions. But it all has a good explanation.
Grêmio will already travel mid-week to play in the FIFA Club World Cup and therefore, they should rest all their starters in this match.
Grêmio has had a great season. And I’m not saying that just because they won the Copa Libertadores.
In the Brazilian Serie A, they were the only team contesting Corinthians’ dominance.
And precisely the fact that they rested so many starters for the Libertadores ended up hurting their Serie A’s title chances.
In the league, they sit in 3rd place but that doesn’t really mean a lot, since they will play with a completely reserve team.
Latest results – Atlético Mineiro/MG:
26.11.2017 D1 Corinthians/SP 2-2 Atlético Mineiro/MG
19.11.2017 D1 Atlético Mineiro/MG 3-0 Coritiba/PR
15.11.2017 D1 Vasco da Gama/RJ 1-1 Atlético Mineiro/MG
12.11.2017 D1 Bahia/BA 2-2 Atlético Mineiro/MG
09.11.2017 D1 Atlético Mineiro/MG 3-2 Atlético/GO
04.11.2017 D1 Santos/SP 3-1 Atlético Mineiro/MG
Latest results – Grêmio/RS:
29.11.2017 CLA CA Lanús 1-2 Grêmio/RS
26.11.2017 D1 Grêmio/RS 1-1 Atlético/GO
22.11.2017 CLA Grêmio/RS 1-0 CA Lanús
19.11.2017 D1 Santos/SP 1-0 Grêmio/RS
15.11.2017 D1 Grêmio/RS 1-0 São Paulo/SP
12.11.2017 D1 Grêmio/RS 1-1 Vitória/BA
Atlético MG vs Grêmio – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Galo wants to salvage their season. And that would be qualifying for the Copa Libertadores. It is worth to say that Atlético no longer depend on themselves solely.
They need to win well and count with the slip-up of either Vasco or Botafogo, to then achieve the desired Libertadores’ spot.
The team’s moment of form is kind of good. Unbeaten for 5 matches, but with several draws during that period, Atlético MG sits in 10th place with 51 points.
I know that Atlético’s season was a big disappointment. But we can’t deny the quality of their roster. And this roster, at home, against a reserve team from Grêmio shouldn’t have any difficulties to win comfortably.
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