Match Time:7/15/2019 06:00 Monday (GMT+8)
Chapecoense left back Ernandes used fake documents last season when he was playing for Goias and now the sports court suspended him for the next six months.As for Atletico Mineiro, defensive midfielder Adilson missed their recent trainings during the week to work on a personal problem and is doubtful for this match.
Suspended: Ernandes (banned)
Injured/unavailable: Joao Ricardo (thigh), Renato (leg), Joilson (thigh), Rafael Pereira (knee), Elicarlos (ankle)
Doubtful: Adilson (personal)
MAIN PREDICTION: AWAY WIN
Last year Chapecoense had serious problems to escape from relegation and it doesn’t seem like this year will be any different, as they are placed inside the relegation zone after the first nine rounds and won only two of those league matches, conceding 14 times in this period, which makes them one of the worst defenses in the Brasileiro.
Atletico Mineiro come from two away losses in the league but they had won their first two games as visitors and that helped them stay close to the top – before the round started they were placed 5th, and with 14 goals so far they have one of the best attacks in the league with fewer goals scored than only two other clubs, showing how dangerous they can be.
Also, the fact that they scored in three of their four away league games so far helps build this idea that they have a powerful attack that doesn’t depend too much on being pushed forward by their fans, and this time they are likely to lead them to their third away win in the league taking advantage of Chapecoense’s terrible home form.
SECOND PREDICTION: HILO - HIGH
This is the fifth time Atletico Mineiro play an away game in the league this year and three of their previous matches ended with more than 2.5 goals. That, combined with the fact that Chapecoense kept a clean sheet in only one of their nine league matches so far, makes me believe we will see a good number of goals here.
HEAD TO HEAD
Last season these two sides clashed four times and after two goalless draws in the cup, they offered more exciting games in the league with a 3-3 draw and a 1-0 home win for Chapecoense.