Cuiaba are currently struggling in the relegation zone, with a tally of just four points from six games. They haven't won a single game so far, losing twice and playing out four draws.
Cuiaba lost their last league game to Flamengo at home. Pedro scored the opener in the 10th-minute for the visitors, which was followed by a second-half injury-time strike from Thiago Maia.
Meanwhile, Atletico Mineiro are coming off a convincing 4-1 win against Atletico Goianiense. Matias Zaracho and Ignacio Fernandez's braces handed Mineiro the win, as Marlon Freitas' goal in the first-half proved to be a mere consolation for Goianiense.
Atletico Mineiro are fifth in the table with 13 points from eight games.
Cuiaba vs Atletico Mineiro Head-to-Head
Cuiaba and Atletico Mineiro will square off for the first time on Sunday.
Cuiaba form guide: L-D-D-D-L
Atletico Mineiro form guide: W-D-L-L-W
Cuiaba vs Atletico Mineiro Team News
Cuiaba will be without the services of Clayson, who is suspended for the game against Atletico Mineiro.
Centre-back Nathan Silva will be eligible for selection after serving his yellow card suspension.
Junior Alonso returns to the Mineiro camp after Paraguay bowed out of the Copa America following a loss to Peru.
Dodo remains sidelined with an injury. Igor Rabello is in contention to start after recovering from a COVID-19 infection.
Cuiaba vs Atletico Mineiro Predicted XI
Cuiaba Predicted XI (4-5-1): Walter; Lucas Hernandez, Walber, Paulao, Lucas Ramon; Jonathan Cafu, Pepe, Uilian Correia, Yuri, Junior ;Elton
Atletico Mineiro Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Everson; Mariano, Rever, Igor Rabello, Guga; Jair, Nathan, Ignacio Fernandez; Felicio, Hulk, Savio
Cuiaba vs Atletico Mineiro Prediction
Apart from a minor hiccup in form recently, Atletico Mineiro have looked solid during their 2021 Brasileiro Serie A campaign. Cuca's side possess the right blend of offense and defense, and it will be tough for the home side to matchup with Mineiro's players.
Cuiaba look destined for relegation and it is difficult to imagine they will be able to muster even a single point on Sunday despite playing on home soil.
We predict a comfortable win for Atletico Mineiro.
Prediction: Cuiaba 0-3 Atletico Mineiro
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