SOUTH AMERICA – COPA LIBERTADORES : Emelec vs Atletico Mineiro match prediction.

Emelec vs Atletico Mineiro

Tip Emelec – Atletico Mineiro

A mad dash in the final minutes enabled Atletico Mineiro to beat Fortaleza in their last outing and they will be looking to build on it when they travel to Ecuador to face Emelec in the Copa Libertadores. Emelec aren’t really having a great time, though in their last Copa Libertadores game they did thrash Independiente 7-0. They are coming from a 1-1 draw with Tecnico Universitario, which leaves the big win over Independiente as their only victory in the last five matches. That win is also the only time in the last five matches that they scored more than a goal; they’ve actually failed to score in three of their last five games. The last time they faced a Brazilian side in this competition was in May and they lost 1-0 away to Palmeiras, who did a double on them, having won 3-1 in Ecuador. That loss at home to Palmeiras is however their only home defeat in five Copa Libertadores matches, but still, it has been shaky at home, as they have just two wins in the five.

Atletico Mineiro brought out their fighting spirit in the last game, coming from 2-0 down with 14 minutes to go, to beat Fortaleza 3-2. That was their third straight win and fifth straight game unbeaten, which will give them confidence going into this game. They face the Ecuadorian side on the back of a good scoring run too; Atletico Mineiro have scored in four of their last five matches and have scored two or more in each of the last three. They have two clean sheets in the five matches and have only lost once in 19 Copa Libertadores matches. This loss was in their last outing, at home to Deportes Tolima. They haven’t lost any of their last 10 away matches in this competition though. In the 10 away games in Copa Libertadores, they have six wins and in their last seven they have five clean sheets.


Key points Emelec – Atletico Mineiro

key points iconEmelec have three losses in the last five matches.

key points iconAtletico Mineiro are unbeaten in 10 away matches in Copa Libertadores.

key points iconAtletico Mineiro have scored two or more goals in their last three games.

key points iconEmelec have scored more than one goal in just one of their last five matches.

key points iconEmelec have two wins in seven Copa Libertadores matches.



Emelec may be playing at home but this will not be an easy outing for them. They haven’t done so well in their recent games, while it has also been tough for them in the Copa Libertadores. On the flipside, they face a side in great form and that has done well in recent continental matches. A win for Atletico Mineiro seems sure here.

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