Santos vs America Mineiro Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Santos vs America MG predictions for Sunday’s Brazilian Serie A clash. Santos will be vying to claim the points on home soil in order to ease relegation fears. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Reason For Santos vs America Mineiro Betting Tips
Sunday’s Brazilian Serie A action sees Santos doing battle with America Mineiro. It’s a fixture the hosts really need to be winning if they are to ease fears of a relegation battle.
Santos find themselves in quite a mess at this early point of the campaign, lying down in 15th, only out of the drop zone on goal difference. Peixe hardly came into the season with high expectations after slashing their playing budget, but even the most pessimistic of supporter would have struggled to imagine this poor a start.
Nonetheless, with the highly unpopular Jair Ventura now sacked, there’s a better feeling around the club and the fans are back on side. Caretaker boss Serginho Chulapa got off to a good start in his temporary role in mid-week, managing to oversee a 1-1 draw with leaders Flamengo in a competitive contest but now up against what has to be considered a relegation rival at this moment in time, it’s only three points that will suffice.
Newly promoted America are really struggling themselves and look set for a battle to avoid an immediate return to Serie B. A much needed win over Internacional in midweek ended a terrible run in which Coelho took just 1 point from 5 matches but they’ll quickly find themselves back in trouble if they don’t maintain the performance level shown in said game.
America are 1 point and 1 place above Santos currently, but have played an extra game and a defeat in this trip could well see them drop into the relegation zone. They have been fairly impressive on home turf so far this season but it’s been another story on the road and confidence simply cannot be high ahead of Sunday’s match after recording 4 consecutive defeats on enemy territory.
Ultimately, this is a must-win game for Santos and we fully expect them to get the job done. For all their troubles, they still have some talented players in their ranks and are a far stronger outfit than America on paper.
America are showing no resolve whatsoever away from home and little change can be expected here. They’ve taken just 1 point as visitors all season and having also lost their last 4 trips to face Santos historically, their prospects do not look bright at all.
Backing Santos to win to nil looks the way to play at more than reasonable odds and that’s exactly where our money is going. 3 of America’s last 4 aforementioned away defeats have been by 1-0 margins and that’s a scoreline that would be not at all surprising come full time in this fixture.
Head to Head
Santos beat America 1-0 at home in the last meeting between the two and have won their last 4 home games against the visitors; all of which to nil.
Santos Team News
Lucas Verissimo misses out alongside forward Emilliano Vecchio.
America Mineiro Team News
Wesley, Leandro Donizete and Rafael Moura miss out through suspension whilst Aylon, Jori, Luan and Norebeto Neto are out injured.
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Santos vs America Mineiro Stats
- Santos have scored an average of 2 goals a game over their last 4 home matches.
- America Mineiro have lost their last 4 away games.
- 3 of said defeats have been by 1-0 margins.
Published: July 29, 2018
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