Atletico Mineiro will be looking to return to the winning ways this week when they welcome Palmeiras to Estádio Raimundo Sampaio in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores quarter-finals. Kickoffs on August 4 at 03:30 EAT.
The hosts won the top tier for the first time in 50 years last season, as well as lifting the main domestic cup in a historic campaign, Atletico Mineiro remain on course to triumph in South America’s main continental competition for only the second ever time. Mineiro is one of the best teams in the domestic campaign currently in the seventh place however they have only one win in their last six matches.
Atlético Mineiro will aim at making amends following 3-0 Serie A trashing at the hands of Internacional in their last outing. In that match, Atlético Mineiro managed 69% possession and 21 shots with five of them on target. Internacional got nine shots with three on target and goals by Maurício (7′, 30′) and Wanderson (24′).
Having won the Copa Libertadores in each of the last two seasons, the Brazilian league leaders Palmeiras will clearly be a very tough nut to crack across the two legs this season. Thursday’s visitors are the best team in the Brazilian domestic league this season, currently at the top of the standings with a four point’s gap.
Palmeiras head into this meeting confident after 1-2 Serie A success to beat Ceará in their most recent encounter. In that game, Palmeiras had 53% possession, 16 shots with seven of them on target and goals scored by Dudu (31′) and José Manuel López (45′). Ceará got 12 shots with seven of them on target and a goal by Stiven Mendoza (80′).
Atletico Mineiro vs. Palmeiras head to head
Since 2004 these two sides have had 39 head to head meetings; Atletico Mineiro claims 13 wins, Palmeiras 12 wins while 14 matches ended in draws.
- Palmeiras 0-0 Atletico Mineiro 05/06/22
- Palmeiras 2-2 Atletico Mineiro 24/11/21
- Atletico Mineiro 1-1 Palmeiras 29/09/21
- Palmeiras 0-0 Atletico Mineiro 22/09/21
- Atletico Mineiro 2-0 Palmeiras 15/08/21
- Internacional 3-0 Atletico Mineiro
- Atletico Mineiro 1-2 Corinthians
- Cuiaba EC 1-1 Atletico Mineiro
- Botafogo 0-1 Atletico Mineiro
- Flamengo 2-0 Atletico Mineiro
- Ceara 1-2 Palmeiras
- Palmeiras 2-1 Internacional
- America FC MG 0-1 Palmeiras
- Palmeiras 1-0 Cuiaba EC
- Palmeiras 3-4 Sao Paulo
Atletico Mineiro team news
Boss Cuca Stival has a fully fit squad ahead of this game.
Palmeiras team news
Gaffer Abel Ferreira will be without the services of Henri who is recovering from injury while Rony is a doubt for this game through injury as well.
Prediction and odds
Palmeiras is a much better team on paper and they beat America in three of their last five duels we are backing the same outcome here.
- Palmeiras Win
- Both teams to score