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Atletico Mineiro vs Fortaleza prediction, betting odds & free tips (30/05/2021)

The new season in the Brazilian Serie A brings us a match between Atletico Mineiro and Fortaleza in the first round. If you want to know more about these teams and their match, check our in-depth preview and betting tips for it.

Our best free betting predictions for Atletico Mineiro vs Fortaleza

It is clear that Atletico Mineiro is the favourite against Fortaleza, but there are still many betting options to explore in this match. So, check some of our top betting tips for this game:

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

Atletico Mineiro to Win at Half Time and Full Time

We can’t overlook the fact that Atletico Mineiro was third last season, while Fortaleza was almost relegated to Serie B, so our prediction is for Atletico to win at half time and full time. We don’t even care that Atletico only has one win in the last four meetings with Fortaleza. Our prediction is supported by the fact that Atletico Mineiro was playing in the Copa Libertadores over the past few months, with success, so they are in competitive form and ready to start the new season with a win at home.

Over 2.5 Total Goals

Three of the last four head-to-head duels between Atletico Mineiro and Fortaleza have gone over 2.5 total goals, so we don’t see why that can’t happen again in this game. Another reason for our prediction lies in the fact that Atletico Mineiro averaged 2.87 goals per game last season in Serie A. On the other hand, Fortaleza only averaged 2.05 goals per game, but they’ve been playing some high-scoring games in Campeonato Cearense this season.

Both Teams to Score – Yes

Once again, both teams have scored in three of the last four matches between Atletico Mineiro and Fortaleza, so we expect that trend to continue and both teams to score on Sunday as well. Furthermore, both teams have scored in 50% of Atletico Mineiro matches in the Copa Libertadores, so it seems like their defence is not infallible at all.

Atletico Mineiro vs Fortaleza preview: An easy job for Atletico Mineiro?

The home team is the clear favourite in this match based on the last season’s standings, but this is a new season. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at both teams ahead of the first round.

Atletico Mineiro

The club from Belo Horizonte finished the last season in 3rd place, only three points behind the champions Flamengo. So, they are one of the main favourites to win Serie A now, especially after their convincing performances in the Copa Libertadores since they’ve secured progression to the next stage with five wins and a draw. They’ve also won Campeonato Mineiro even though both legs of the final against America Mineiro ended 0-0, but Atletico was first in the standings before the playoffs. Rafael will miss the opening game due to injury.

Fortaleza

After barely avoiding relegation next season thanks to a better goal difference than Vasco de Gama, Fortaleza will try to avoid the same stress in this one. The team failed to qualify for any continental competitions, so they’ve only played in their regional Campeonato Cearense, which they’ve won after beating Ceara in the final on penalties. The team is fully healthy ahead of the first round of the Brazilian Serie A.

Atletico Mineiro vs Fortaleza – Top odds, stats, and more

If you are searching for the best odds for the Atletico Mineiro vs Fortaleza duel, check our selection of odds from a few different bookies:

Brazil Serie A
Atletico Mineiro
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Fortaleza EC
May 30, 2021
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Atletico Mineiro vs Fortaleza EC

icon Head to Head

30/05/21
BSA
Atletico Mineiro
Atletico Mineiro
1 - 2
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
31/01/21
BSA
Atletico Mineiro
Atletico Mineiro
2 - 0
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
08/10/20
BSA
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
2 - 1
Atletico Mineiro
Atletico Mineiro
02/11/19
BSA
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
2 - 2
Atletico Mineiro
Atletico Mineiro
21/07/19
BSA
Atletico Mineiro
Atletico Mineiro
2 - 2
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC

Atletico Mineiro

Last 5

06/06/21
BSA
Sport Recife
Sport Recife
0 - 1
Atletico Mineiro
Atletico Mineiro
02/06/21
CDB
Clube Do Remo
Clube Do Remo
0 - 2
Atletico Mineiro
Atletico Mineiro
26/05/21
LIB
Atletico Mineiro
Atletico Mineiro
4 - 0
Deportivo La Guaira
Deportivo La Guaira
22/05/21
BCM
Atletico Mineiro
Atletico Mineiro
0 - 0
America MG
America MG
20/05/21
LIB
Cerro Porteno
Cerro Porteno
0 - 1
Atletico Mineiro
Atletico Mineiro

Fortaleza EC

Last 5

06/06/21
BSA
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
5 - 1
Internacional
Internacional
02/06/21
CDB
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
1 - 1
Ceara
Ceara
23/05/21
BCC
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
0 - 0
Ceara
Ceara
20/05/21
BCC
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
6 - 0
FC Atl├ętico Cearense
FC Atl├ętico Cearense
17/05/21
BCC
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
6 - 0
Icasa
Icasa

Frequent questions for Atletico Mineiro vs Fortaleza

Atletico Mineiro vs Fortaleza Prediction

  • Where will the game be played? The game will be played at the Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.
  • When is the kickoff? The kickoff is at 3 pm BST on Sunday, May 30th.
  • Who is the odds favourite? Atletico Mineiro is the odds favourite at 1/3.