The Atletico Mineiro vs Sao Paulo Copa Libertadores 2013 match will be this Wednesday, February 13, 2013 (7:00 PM EDT) at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte. Atletico Mineiro (BRA) and Sao Paulo (BRA) will play their first game during the group stages of the Copa Libertadores 2013. They are part of Group 3 which also includes Arsenal (ARG) and The Strongest (BOL); the top two teams will advance to the final-16.
Atletico Mineiro is a serious title contender considering that just a couple of months ago they were runner-ups in the Brasileirao. As one of Brazil’s most popular teams, Atletico Mineiro has great experience in the Libertadores tournaments, as well as in the domestic league. This team has reached high goals in recent years with the acquisitions of star players like Ronaldinho, Guilherme, Gilberto Silva, and Rosinei.
Sao Paulo recently won the latest CONMEBOL club competition when they were Copa Sudamericana 2012 champs. This is an exciting team with great talent, but most importantly, great history and experience in international competitions. Sao Paulo has won 3 Libertadores tournaments, the latest in 2005. Finally, this is a team plagued with talent like Rogerio Ceni, Lucio, Ganso, Luis Fabiano, and Denilson.
Atletico Mineiro vs Sao Paulo Prediction
In one of the best games the first week of the Libertadores has to offer, Atletico Mineiro and Sao Paulo will give a quality match between two sides that are strong title contenders. The home team will play to earn the 3 points by styling an offensive scheme. Sao Paulo on the other hand will leave Belo Horizonte happy if they win a point. The Atletico Mineiro vs Sao Paulo 2013 match will end in a 2-1 win for the home team.
Atletico Mineiro vs Sao Paulo Television
The Atletico Mineiro vs Sao Paulo game will be televised DELAYED this Thursday, February 14, 2013 on Fox Deportes at 8:00 AM Eastern. Original game is on Wednesday at 7:00 PM Eastern.