First match 0:1
Stadium: Allianz (Sao Paulo)
Palmeiras will face Atletico Paranaense in the Libertadores Cup semi-final. The first leg of the encounter ended in a narrow victory for Atletico Paranaense. Now, Verdão needs to beat the Red and Blacks by two goals or more to reach the final of the most prestigious tournament in South American football.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
More recently, Palmeiras has been in excellent form, but the Verdao hasn't won four consecutive matches since 14 August. Apart from losing to Atletico Paranaense in the first leg of Copa Libertadores, the Greens have drawn three times against Flamengo, Fluminense, and Bragantino in the Brazilian league. Despite their lack of victories in Serie A, Palmeiras are in a good position, sitting in first place and +7 points behind Flamengo. But in the Libertadores Cup, they need to get back into the game after a 0:1 draw in Curitiba. By the way, in the first match, Palmeiras had already conceded in the 23rd minute, and in the 75th minute, they got an advantage after Hugo Moura's suspension, but the Sao Paulo club failed to use it.
The team won their home league game against Fluminense after a 1:0 win over Palmeiras. The Red and Black strengthened their position in the top six with the win and are now just one point behind Inter, who are in the top four. There is no chance of winning the Brasileirao title. They are too far behind Palmeiras. But the visitors will certainly not be far from climbing into the top four. However, it is evident that their priority right now is the Libertadores Cup because a victory in the international tournament would solve all of their worries at once. In the earlier stages of the Libertadores Cup, Atlético Paranaense knocked Paraguayan Libertad and Argentina's Estudiantes out of the competition.
Expert Betting Tips
The last three encounters between Palmeiras and Atletico Paranaense have ended unproductive. We think the upcoming meeting is unlikely to be rich in goals, the price of error is high, and both teams will rely primarily on defense. Besides, Atletico Paranaense can be called an underdog because their last five matches ended with ТU (2.5). As for the outcome, we believe in Palmeiras, despite some setbacks for the Greens in the second half of August. We wouldn't be surprised if Palmeiras win with a score of 1:0 in regulation time on Wednesday and we see a penalty shootout in the end.
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