Palmeiras vs. Independiente Petrolero
Allianz Parque stadium, Sao Paulo city, Brazil
This matchup is to be an exciting one for Palmeiras fans as these teams have never faced each other previously as this is Independiente Petrolero’s 1st season in the CONMEBOL Libertadores. Independiente Petrolero are 7th in group B of the Primera division (Bolivia) and Palmeiras are 17th in the Brazilian Serie A although an important detail to consider is that the season has only just begin with Independiente having played 8 games and Palmeiras only having played 1 which they lost 3-2 against Ceara. It is important to note that Palmeiras are also the defending CONMEBOL Libertadores champions.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Palmeiras – The perfect bounce back opportunity? (WLWWL)
Although it is an important competition for the defending champions, it would not be too difficult for them to run away winners in this one. They lost their 1st match in the league and will look to get back to winning ways by running riot against Independiente Petrolero. They have also won their first group match 4-0 against Deportivo Tachira. As we do not have a lot of stats to go about for this season the teams last season performance in the CONMEBOL Libertadores especially was brilliant as they were ranked 4th for goals scored per match with 2.2 and 7th for goals conceded with 0.8. All this points towards what should be an effortless Palmeiras win.
Key players for Palmeiras.
- Raphael Veiga;
- Gustavo Scarpa;
Independiente Petrolero – A miracle needed (LW DDL)
They walk into this game with the pressure of wanting to set things straight after having a disappointing start to the season. They have also most recently lost 5-1 to Royal Pari in the Primera Division and the dream would obviously be to follow that by beating the defending champions of the competition but it would require nothing short of a miracle. They have also drawn their 1st match in the CONMEBOL Libertadores against Emelec. They have scored 10 goals this season whilst conceding 15 in the league. Although this will be a very difficult game for them to win one should hope that they would do enough to make it difficult for Palmeiras.
Key players for Independiente Petrolero
- Jose Correa;
- Martin Chiatti;
- Alex Arancibia;
Expert Betting Tips
This is a must win fixture for Palmeiras if they are to guarantee their position through the group stages whilst Independiente Petrolero are going to have to put in their 120% if they were to be able to take something away from this fixture. The scoreline is expected to be hefty in the favor of Palmeiras.
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