Copa do Brasil
Round of 16 Leg 2 of 2
Fortaleza vs Palmeiras
Arena Castelão, Fortaleza, Brazil
In the upcoming fixture of the Copa do Brasil Round of 16, Leg 2, Fortaleza will face Palmeiras at the Arena Castelão in Fortaleza. With Palmeiras leading the aggregate scoreline, the upcoming matchup is likely to see the visitors starting with confidence against the hosts. The win predictor suggests that Palmeiras has a 40% chance of winning, while Fortaleza has a 32% chance. From the last three matches played between the two teams, Palmeiras has won twice, and one fixture resulted in a draw. Read on to find out more about the upcoming matchup.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Fortaleza - Coming off a Clean Sheet Win Against Vasco da Gama (WWLLD)
Moving forward in the contest, Fortaleza is coming off a fantastic 2-0 win against Vasco da Gama. Thaigo Galhardo scored the opening goal with an assist from Bruno Pacheco, and Silvio Romero struck the second goal in the 91st minute, also assisted by Bruno Pacheco. With two consecutive wins at home, Fortaleza will be aiming to record three consecutive wins this time. Moreover, Fortaleza has an unbeaten streak of 8 matches at home. In terms of scoring, Fortaleza has scored 6 goals in their last five matches, averaging 1.20 goals per game. In comparison, they have conceded 7 goals, averaging 1.40 goals per game. With the likes of Romarinho, Tomas Pochettino, and Tinga in the starting lineup, Fortaleza will be backing themselves to chase down the 0-3 deficit.
Palmeiras - Coming off a Draw Against Atletico MG (DWDWD)
Heading into the matchup against Fortaleza, Palmeiras is coming off an unexpected 1-1 draw against Atletico MG. Dudu scored the all-important equalizer in the 52nd minute, with an assist from Artur Guimaraes. Carrying an unbeaten streak of 15 matches, Palmeiras will be looking to unsettle the hosts and capitalize on the lead they achieved in the previous leg. With 2 wins and 3 draws in their last five matches, Palmeiras have decent form compared to Fortaleza. In their previous five matches, Palmeiras has scored 8 goals and conceded only 2, averaging 1.60 and 0.40 goals per game, respectively. In the first leg, Roni, Tabata, and Rios were the scorers for Palmeiras, and for the upcoming matchup, Abel Ferriera is likely to keep things simple as well.
Expert Betting Tips
Moving forward in the contest, Palmeiras will start with an evident lead from the previous leg, which is likely to put the home side under pressure. Considering Fortaleza's home run, I predict that both sides will score. However, Palmeiras will emerge as winners, with a lead of at least 1 goal. The final scoreline is predicted to be 1-2 at the end of 90 minutes of play.
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 1.8
- Total Over 2.5 for 2.04
- Palmeiras to Win for 2.25