Coritiba vs Palmeiras
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 7th June 2017
Kick off at 23:30 UK/ 00:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Major Antonio Couto Pereira.
The reigning champions just can’t seem to find the breakthrough at the start of their title defense quest in Serie A.
Palmeiras failed to find the back of the net in three consecutive league outings and they will have a very tough task to end the unpleasant streak this Wednesday when they are to visit Estadio Major Antonio Couto Pereira for the clash with the in-form Coritiba side.
The Thigh have been very tough to break down as they kept consecutive clean sheets in narrow wins over Vitoria and Atletico PR in the last two rounds.
Pachequinho’s men are thus off to one of the best starts in the last decade and there are no doubts that they will be highly motivated to maintain their spell of excellent form against the defending champions.
Palmeiras began their journey with an impressive performance in the thumping of the league’s newcomers Vasco da Gama in the very opening round.
However, Cuca’s side has shockingly failed to produce in the final third ever since. On the bright side, the Brig Greens topped their respective group in Copa Libertadores.
Coritiba vs Palmeiras: Head to head
Coritiba have been a tricky opponent for Palmeiras over the history as they surprisingly lead the head to head tie by four wins ahead of their 28th meeting with the Big Greens.
Palmeiras came out victorious from the previous meeting, while three of the last four H2H encounters saw both teams scoring.
Coritiba vs Palmeiras: Prediction
The champions won’t have an easy task at all to see off the super motivated and in-form Coritiba this Wednesday.
We would not like to meddle with the outcome bets as it can easily go either way. We’ll rather focus on the Under 2.5 goals bet since the host are expected to park the bus, while the visitors have been poor in the final third lately.
Coritiba vs Palmeiras: Bet Tips
The main betting pick will be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.71 by Unibet
Under 0.5 goals in the first half is priced up at 2.67 by the same bookmaker.