Atletico MG vs. Emelec Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jul. 06, 2022 00:15 CET
Atletico MG will welcome the Emelec team in the first match of the Copa Libertadores Round of 16. This interesting duel is scheduled for the night between Tuesday and Wednesday at 00:15.
The home team finished the competition in the group stage with solid success. In 6 matches played, they reached 11 points, which was enough for first place. Although it was expected that they would be very convincing at home, it did not happen.
In three matches at home, they got only 4 points, with a modest goal difference of 5:4. They spoiled a solid impression in the last round when they were defeated by Deportes Tolima 2:1 in front of their fans, in a very strange way. We say “in a strange way”, because they were very dominant and controlled the situation on the field, and yet they suffered a shameful defeat.
A week ago in Ecuador, they managed to achieve a relatively favorable result (1:1), but they have reason to be dissatisfied. At the end of the match, Hulk missed the opportunity to score a goal from the penalty spot, and that goal could have “pushed” the Atletico MG team to the quarterfinals.
The team from Ecuador “barely” made it to the round of 16. They were second in Group A, but mostly thanks to the desperate form of Deportivo Tachira. They were afraid until the last round, but Palmeiras did them a big favor.
Thanks to the victory of the team from Brazil, Emelec managed to achieve the desired goal with a convincing victory against Petrolero with 7:0. However, they did not leave an overly great impression. During the group stage, they played according to the “hot-cold” system, and they never managed to find the desired rhythm.
Amateur mistakes in defense could have cost them dearly, but the Emelec team still “got away”. Now they face an extremely difficult task, and the only chance they have to reach the quarterfinals is if they slow down the pace of the match as much as possible. The home team missed a large number of chances in the first game, and we doubt that they will be as imprecise this time as well.
29.06.22 COP Emelec vs. Atletico-MG 1:1
Team News and Injuries
There are no significant absences.
Everson – Arana, Rever, Nathan, Guga – Calebe, Otavio – Vargas, Fernandez, Ademir – Hulk.
Ortiz – Carabali, Guevera, Leguizamon, J. Rodriguez – Arroyo – Zapata, Garces, S. Rodriguez, Pitton – Cabeza.
Atletico MG vs. Emelec Prediction
We are expecting a duel between two teams of very similar quality, but we believe that the individual quality of the home team’s players will make the necessary difference on the field in favor of Atletico.
Atletico was the better team in the first match as well, but they failed to properly exploit all the defensive weaknesses of the Emelec team.
We expect that this time they will not miss the opportunity, and that they will secure a place in the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores without any major problems.
Date and time: 06.07.2022 00:15 CET
Prediction: Atletico MG -1.25 AH