Palmeiras vs Coritiba
Stadium: Allianz Parque
It is a match between probably the best Brazilian team, Palmeiras, against the last-ranked team in the league, Coritiba. It is an unequal duel at the moment, but soccer is a sport where surprises often happen. If we analyze the history between the two teams in the Brasileirão, the stats show a lot of balance and even a slight superiority of Coritiba. In 53 matches, Palmeiras won 15 times, Coritiba won 16, and drew 12. In the last Brasileirão, the champion won 4-0 at the Allianz Parque. This stadium is a real fortress for Palmeiras. The Verdão hasn't lost at home in 31 games. Coritiba, on the other hand, hasn't won away from home in seven games, counting all competitions.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
This week, the Paulista team lost 1-0 in Fortaleza, for the Copa do Brasil. Palmeiras qualified for the next round, as they had won 3-0 in the first leg, but a loss is always a loss. In the last round of the Brasileirão, the Alviverde drew 1-1 away against Atlético Mineiro. After two games without a win, the team will certainly take the field to get a victory. The fans expect nothing else from Palmeiras, which is in second place and five points behind Botafogo.
Coach Abel Ferreira will not count on some players for this game. The most important casualty is Raphael Veiga, who is suspended.
Expected opening lineup for Palmeiras
Weverton; Mayke, Gustavo Gómez, Luan and Piquerez; Zé Rafael, Gabriel Menino and Jhon Jhon; Dudu, Artur and Rony.
The Coxa has experienced many difficulties in the Brasileirão so far. It is in last place with only three points and still without any wins. Given the power of Palmeiras, Antônio Carlos Zago's team's task does not look easy. It is a very high mountain to climb. Nobody expects Coritiba to win this game, maybe not even their most fanatical supporters. The team managed it in the last round, a precious draw in Cuiabá, a probable opponent in the fight for staying in the Série A. Getting an identical result at Palmeiras' pitch would be extremely moralizing for a team desperately needing points.
Expected opening lineup for Coritiba
Gabriel; Natanael, Kuscevic, Henrique, Bruno Viana and Jamerson; Liziero, Bruno Gomes, Boschilia and Robson; Zé Roberto.
Expert Betting Tips
Palmeiras is expected to win and score some goals at the Allianz Parque. For that, the champion must not underestimate their opponent and play at their level. Coritiba has to play a perfect match to get a good result. I'm going to make a multiple bet with Palmeiras' victory and total goals over 2.5.