Palmeiras vs America Mineiro
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Kick-Off at 23:45 UK / 00:45 CET
Venue: Estadio do Pacaembu (Sao Paulo).
Palmeiras shocked their fans on Saturday when they failed to see off the rock-bottomed and already relegated Parana side away in Londrina. Verdao still have a healthy five-point cushion at the top of the ladder and it would take a miracle to happen for them to drop the title.
Luiz Felipe Scolari’s troops have two rather easier home fixtures against the likes of America Mineiro and Vitoria (both relegation strugglers) upcoming in final three rounds of the season. They have been almost impeccable in front of the home crowd so far in the campaign winning as many as 14, drawing 2 and losing just 1 of 17 games at Estadio do Pacaembu in Serie A.
Palmeiras vs America Mineiro: Head-to-head
As many as 7 of 13 head to head encounters between these two likes ended without a winner.
Palmeiras won 5 and lost just 1 of remaining 6.
The two teams met in the last 16 round of Copa do Brasil in May this year when Verdao notched a 3-2 win on aggregate.
Just one of last nine H2H games produced at least three goals.
Palmeiras vs America Mineiro: Prediction
America Mineiro will have to work hard to save the elite class status for longer than a year. The four-loss streak complicated their situation in the danger area, but they caught a glimmer of hope by beating Santos 2-1 at the weekend. Rafael Moura and Mateusinho notched two super important goals for Coelho on the occasion.
Coelho have really been struggling on the road ever since the season started. They scored just one goal in past seven games away from home and it’s really hard to imagine them getting a result against runaway leaders here.
Palmeiras won 11 on the bounce in the home patch netting two or more goals in 9 games in the process. We expect them to dominate here from the very get go.
Palmeiras vs America Mineiro: Bet Tips
HT/FT Palmeiras/Palmeiras @ 1.80 (4/5)
Palmeiras -1.5 handicap @ 1.85 (17/20).