Juventude will take on Atletico Mineiro. The match will take place at Estadio Alfredo Jaconi in Caxias do Sul on Saturday, July 2.
Juventude is currently in the relegation area and cannot really improve. “Parrots”, who were dropped to Serie D not long ago, have been dropped. Only at the end 2020 season, they were able to make a comeback to the top of Brazilian football. The team placed 16th last year, which was sufficient to secure their survival. This year, however, is extremely challenging for the team. The team was unable to make it out of the bottom of this table with only a handful victories in the beginning segment. It was a miserable series of defeats in June. It was unable to draw a goal on the Sao Paulo field, which has its own problems. This did not change much and did not improve survival chances.
Mineiro are unlikely retain the title. The championship title was won by “Petushki”, who were led by the Hulk at the last draw. For half a century, fans have waited for victory in Serie A. The players weren’t against winning the second “gold” in succession. The gap between the Palmeiras and Corinthians is growing. However, they must play in multiple directions simultaneously. The cup saw Flamengo win – 2-1 at home. The Copa Libertadores playoffs have already begun. Emelec hosted the Brazilians and they achieved a 1-1 result. Atletico managed to climb up the rankings against all of this.
Juventude lost only one match in their last ten matches. This was thanks to a penalty shootout. Atletico Mineiro won both the home and away championships in 2021. Atletico Mineiro have a difficult, busy schedule. They are also in great shape, something that cannot be said about Juventude. We are willing to place a bet on Atletico Mineiro winning.
Prediction for the match: Atletico Mineiro to win.