Copa Libertadores / Atletico Mineiro vs Palmeiras Preview

Analysis:

The long-awaited Copa Libertadores quarter-final between Atlético Mineiro and Palmeiras kicks off on Thursday.

Atletico Mineiro

Atlético Mineiro have been quite ineffective in attack in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 3 versus opposition teams over their previous six outings. In those games, Atlético Mineiro have also seen the number of goals against them total 8. Nevertheless, time will tell if such a trend might be sustained in this match or not.

 Copa Libertadores / Atletico Mineiro vs Palmeiras Preview

Palmeiras

A run of dependable showings from the Palmeiras defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their previous 6 fixtures in total. Over that same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 8.

Verdict:

We’re of the opinion that Palmeiras should get enough chances to put a goal past this Atlético Mineiro side, although that is unlikely to be enough to avoid defeat. We are anticipating a close game with a 2-1 win for Atlético Mineiro after the 90. Let’s see what happens here.

Home win



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