June 19, 2022 Sports Betting
On Sunday, Juventude and Atletico Goianiense, two teams in the bottom half of the Brasileiro standings, face off at Estadio Antonio Accioly.
The visitors from Rio Grande do Sul, who narrowly avoided the bottom last season, already appear destined for another season of difficulty while the hosts have won all three of their most recent league games.
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Jorginho, the 1994 World Cup champion, returned to Atletico Goianiense in May as the head coach after a year away from the team, and his influence has contributed to a recent uptick in results.
Since Umberto Louzer’s dismissal, Atletico’s fortunes have generally improved at the club from the Goias region of central Brazil; they have lost only two of their previous six league games while winning three of them.
Dragao last week moved up the table from their previously lowly position thanks to victories over Avai and Fluminense. This prepared them well for their matchup with Palmeiras on Thursday night, but they fell to the Brasileiro leaders 4-2.
Atletico Madrid, who advanced to the Copa Sudamericana’s knockout phase, now sits in the lower half of the rankings with 13 points from its first 12 games of the current campaign and is looking to improve on its ninth-place league finish from the previous year.
They will undoubtedly want to escape returning to Serie B, from where they last exited in 2019, after returning to the relegation zone this week.
Juventude, on the other hand, only recently made the transition from the second division; although they ultimately ended 16th in their first Serie A season in over a decade, the Caxias do Sul team’s current season performance indicates it may be a difficult path ahead.
Before going to Goias, Eduardo Baptista’s team will definitely lose confidence after three straight defeats, and the veteran manager has yet to find a solution for his team’s defensive problems—they now lead the league in goals allowed.
In their most recent games, Juve continues to concede goals at a rate of two per game, and following a 2-0 loss at Corinthians last weekend, their 2-1 loss to Santos on Wednesday was especially demoralizing.
With a 1-0 advantage at the half and what would turn out to be their lone shot on goal the whole game, the Alviverde saw midfielder Yuri sent off in first-half stoppage time before going on to lose two goals after the break.
Juventude are still only three points from safety after sliding to second from the bottom of the Serie A rankings, and a win on Sunday would bring them level with their hotly tipped rivals.
Atletico are well-positioned to pick up another three points this weekend and prolong Juve’s suffering since they have home-field advantage against a team that is having trouble keeping the back door shut.
The visitors have been light up front this season despite a recent attack upheaval, so they might not even worry the scoring.