CS Alagoano vs Palmeiras
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Rei Pele (Maceio).
CSA claimed the second place in the previous term of Serie B to earn the promotion to the top flight of the Brazilian football. Nevertheless, they had a dreadful kick off to the elite tier season on Sunday losing 4-0 away at Ceara.
It was certainly not the Marcelo Cabo wanted to see, especially ahead of second round fixture against reigning champions Palmeiras on Wednesday evening at Estadio Rei Pele in Maceio.
The visitors come into this as massive favourites. They got off to a flying start to their title defense quest storming past recently-promoted Fortaleza 4-0 at the weekend.
Luis Felipe Scolari’s men are indeed enjoying a fabulous spell of form at the moment. They are doing great in Copa Libertadores as well.
Four wins in five matches in the strongest continental competition see them top the Group F standings with a two-point cushion on Argentinian San Lorenzo in the second place.
CS Alagoano vs Palmeiras: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
CS Alagoano vs Palmeiras: Prediction
CSA managed to win Campeonato Alagoano earlier this month when they saw off CRB on penalties after both sides snatched narrow 1-0 wins on the home patch in two legs.
However, they clearly lack quality to stay competitive in the elite class of Brazilian football and are surely among main candidates for the drop and an immediate return to the second tier next season.
They are up against the strongest team in the country and we just can’t imagine the scenario in which the hosts would get away with anything other than a defeat here.
Palmeiras go into this off the back of two separate 4-0 wins (against Melgar in Copa Libertadores and Fortaleza in Serie A). This should be a one-way street for the visitors from the very start of the match and we’ll go with the away win with higher stakes here.
CS Alagoano vs Palmeiras: Bet Tips
Palmeiras to win @ 1.57 (4/7)
HT/FT Palmeiras/Palmeiras @ 2.75 (7/4).