We’ve very good news for all soccer betting enthusiasts. Unlike the top European leagues, the Brazilian Serie A doesn’t include a mid-year hiatus. As if that wasn’t enough, on Sunday we have what promises to be a highly entertaining game between Atletico Mineiro and Flamengo. Last season, Mineiro won the title and Flamengo finished in second place.
Right now, the White and Black are in sixth place, four points behind first. On the other hand, the Scarlet-Black are ninth. However, things could drastically change with a victory. The home side could climb up to third while the visitors could climb up to fourth.
Despite not having won in its last four games, Mineiro comes in as the favorite.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Brazil Serie A odds for Atletico Mineiro vs Flamengo. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Atletico Mineiro Led by Hulk
Just like the Avengers, the White and Black have a Hulk — literally speaking. Givanildo Vieira de Souza, better known as Hulk, leads Mineiro’s attacking unit. He has scored six goals, enough to also be among the league’s top scorers.
He scored for the last time a week ago, but it wasn’t enough as they ended up losing 5-3 to Fluminense. Most recently, they drew 0-0 to Ceara, not bad considering the game was on the road.
Despite in their going winless in their last four games, the White and Black deserve to control the Las Vegas odds. Here’s why: They’ve lost only one of their last 24 games at home. As if that wasn’t enough, they scored in all games and finished with a clean sheet 11 times.
Mineiro also recently advanced to the Copa Libertadores Round of 16. Antonio Mohamed’s team won Group D thanks to a 3-2-1 record. Hulk scored three of their 10 goals. In other words, this Hulk is also very powerful.
Last, but not least, the home side is offering a +115 price. Considering their home record, that’s a great deal as you could win $115 per every $100 wagered.
Flamengo: Back on Track
After losing three matches in a row, Flamengo returned to the winning column on Wednesday by defeating Cuiaba 2-0. Ayrton Lucas and Gabriel Barbosa were the scorers. The Scarlet-Black don’t have a Hulk, but Barbosa is also very good. Unlike — Captain Barbossa from “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
While Flamengo sits in ninth place, they’ve scored more goals than fourth-place Paranaense. Win or lose, the Scarlet-Black are used to putting up a good fight. They scored in eight of their previous 12 games.
Like Atletico Mineiro, they also managed to advance to the Round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores. In fact, they’re among the favorites to dethrone Palmeiras. Considering they won Group H with a 5-1-0 record, 15 goals for and six against, that shouldn’t be a surprise.
Summing up, Flamengo comes in as a very tempting underdog to include in your soccer picks. The Scarlet-Black are offering a +240 price. That means a potential $340 payout, also based on a $100 bet.
Atletico Mineiro vs Flamengo Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 46
- Atletico Mineiro Victories: 18 (74 goals)
- Flamengo Victories: 18 (64 goals)
- Draws: 10
These two collided for the last time in the Brazilian Super Cup, which took place in February. The game finished 2-2. Three of those goals were scored in the second half. Later, in the penalty shootout, Atletico Mineiro won 8-7.
Last season, they met twice. Mineiro won 2-1 at home with Jefferson Savarino as the Man of the Match after scoring both goals. Several weeks later, Flamengo took revenge, also at home, with a 1-0 victory.
Atletico Mineiro vs Flamengo Game Information
- Date: Sunday
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
- Atletico Mineiro vs Flamengo Live Stream: fuboTV
Atletico Mineiro vs Flamengo Betting Lines
|Atletico MG||-½ +115||+115||2½-110o|
Atletico Mineiro vs Flamengo Prediction
If there’s something you can expect from these two, it’s goals. They haven’t drawn 0-0 since 2010. Plus, Atletico Mineiro averages 1.4 goals while Flamengo averages 1.04. Plus, Hulk and Barbosa are on fire. Therefore, our betting online advice is to go with the draw. A highly entertaining draw.
Soccer prediction: Atletico Mineiro 2, Flamengo 2