Vasco vs Atletico-MG Prediction & Tips
Vasco and Atlético-MG face each other at the Vasco da Gama Regatta Club Stadium in a match of the first round of the Brasileirão Serie A. The record of recent direct matches favors the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches has won 2, drawn 1 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 11-15-2017, ended with a 1-1 draw. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the home / outside condition, since Vasco presents different results at home and abroad.
Analysis of Basque
The home team will debut this season after finishing last season in 7th place. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last game he played for Carioca 1st Div, he lost with Botafogo at home (3-4), in the tie-break. In the last 10 home games Vasco have 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. The team allowed their opponents goals in 8 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to be improved. In 15 games, he managed to turn the scoring in 3 of the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 20 home games in all competitions there are 2 highlights: he scored 11 of his 31 goals in minutes (16′-30 ‘); suffered 9 of his 21 goals in minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Vasco da Gama had a good performance in the last Brazilian Championship where he won a place for Libertadores and now he is looking for another good campaign where he can get back to the continental competition, since the title is quite improbable. The team played well in the recent Campeonato Carioca where they managed to reach the final, but took a goal in the last minute of the second game and ended up being defeated on penalties, while in Libertadores still could not win in the group stage. Vasco is a team that likes to play in a more defensive way because of the preference of their coach Zé Ricardo, who tends to put together very close and fast teams, but nevertheless the team has suffered many goals, so much so that it had its goal leaked 10 times in the last 6 games for all competitions, something that needs to be improved urgently for this national start, but on the other hand, the attack has managed to score goals with good frequency with 11 goals scored in these 6 matches. For the confrontation against Atletico Mineiro, the coach Zé Ricardo has important embezzlements, since he will not be able to count on lateral Ramón, midfielder Giovanni Augusto and striker Paulinho, considered youngest member of the club in recent years.
The visiting team will debut in this edition of the competition after finishing last season in 9th place. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with a total of 20 goals scored and 11 conceded. Already inside the home, it won 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, with a total of 29 goals scored and 16 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a defeat away with San Lorenzo by (1-0). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Atletico MG won 6, drew 2 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 20 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 10 of his 28 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Atletico Mineiro campaigned much lower than expected in the last Serie A where they finished in the middle of the qualifying table, a disappointment for a team that was expected to fight for the title and now will seek a much more regular performance, since it has enough cast to fight in the top of the ranking. In 2018, the team still desires, was defeated in the final of the Mining Championship by the biggest rival Cruzeiro, lost the only game that played in the South American Cup and needs to increase a lot of income for this beginning of Brazilian Championship. The team tends to act in a balanced way, focusing first on defense and then attacking opponents, who have conceded only 4 goals in the last 6 games for all competitions, but it is worth noting that they were unable to swing the net in their last two matches where they even created good chances, failing finishes. Playing away from home, such as this Sunday’s match, Atletico Mineiro lost only 2 games, but precisely against the stronger opponents that were Cruzeiro and San Lorenzo, which connects the alert in the club that needs to improve his income in this type of situation.
Vasco – Atletico-MG FREE TIPS
Vasco – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90