Palmeiras vs Atletico GO
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Parque.
The reigning champions are off to a shaky start to their title defense quest in the new Serie A season as they took no more than ten points from the opening eight rounds of the competition.
However, Cuca’s side finally showed an impressive attacking display in the weekend’s thumping of Bahia 2-4 on the road and they will have a great chance to back it up this Wednesday when they host the league’s newcomers Atletico GO at Allianz Parque.
Sunday’s win over Bahia will instil huge amount of confidence into players who have previously been struggling a lot to find goals (especially on the road).
More importantly, it was a fantastic team display for Verdao with four different players on the score-sheet as Roger Guedes, Keno, Yerry Mina and Willian all found the back of the net at Arena Fonte Nova.
It seemed that Dragao will hardly collect any points in the elite class of the Brazilian football, but Atletico GO managed to produce a couple of dominant attacking performances on the home patch to keep touch with their rivals in the bottom half of the standings.
However, Doriva’s men are yet to deliver on the road where they easily suffered three losses by at least two goals difference to Coritiba, Bahia and Cruzeiro.
Palmeiras vs Atletico GO: Head to head
Atletico GO still lead the H2H tie by a single win, but Palmeiras claimed back-to-back victories in last two of their meetings back in 2013 season of Serie B.
It is interesting to note that only a single out of ten head to head clashes between the two teams ended without a winner.
Palmeiras vs Atletico GO: Prediction
This should be a one-way street from the very first whistle regarding the gulf in quality between the two sides.
We expect a pleasant evening for the home team fans and likely at least three goals in Atletico’s net.
Palmeiras vs Atletico GO: Bet Tips
The main betting prediction is Palmeiras -1.5 handicap at the odds of 1.85 by Pinnacle.
You can also take Palmeiras Over 2.5 Team Goals at 2.20 by Bet365.