Date: 30 May 2021
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Mineirão, Brazil
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It is time for 2021-22 season of Brazilian Serie A to begin as Atletico Mineiro and Fortaleza get set to lock horns for their first matches of the new season. While home side Mineiro will be favourites in this contest as they are coming on the back of an impressive third place finish in the previous season. On the other hand, the visitors Fortaleza just got saved from relegation due to a better goal difference and will have a huge challenge ahead of them to begin their new season on a positive note against a dangerous-looking side. With so much to play for, it is going to be an exciting start to this new campaign for both sides and the fans are certainly going to witness a high-voltage contest on Sunday in Brazil.
There are a few new players who would be in line to make their league debut for the home side in the form of Tche Tche, Ignacio Fernandez, Hulk and Dodo.
There are no injury concerns for the visitors and they are expected to feature the same winning side that played against Ceara in the finals of Campeonato Cearense last week.
All eyes will be on Marcos Keno and Robson Fernandez upfront as they are the two players who can turn the match upside down with their goal-scoring abilities. Brazilian superstar Hulk is also all set to make his league debut, alongside Tche Tche and both the players are expected to get the ball rolling on Sunday. They should be certain picks in your fantasy side while Yago Pikachu could prove to be an X-Factor with his ability as he is one of the most prolific goal-scoring midfielders in the league. David Correa and Jefferson Savarino are two more exciting players who could be a valuable addition to your side.
Probable Starting XI
Atletico Mineiro (4-3-3):
Everson; Guga, Rabello, Alonso, Arana; Tche, Fernandez, Jair; Savarino, Hulk, Keno
Alves; Tinga, Cristian, Conceicao, Carlinhos; Ederson, Felipe, Matheus; Pikachu; Robson; David
Goalkeepers: Everson, Alves
Defenders: Pikachu, Alonso, Arana, Rabello
Midfielders: Savarino, Felipe, Fernandez, Matheus
Forwards: Hulk, Keno, David, Robson
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