Palmeiras vs Atletico PR
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK / 02:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo.
Tiago Nunes has been doing miracles on Atletico’s bench ever since taking charge of Galo back in June.
The visitors dropped as low as into the danger area after a dreadful start to the season, but they look to have found the winning formula under the new head coach.
Atletico Paranaense won eight and drew two of last ten outings across competitions and they will travel to Sao Paulo for the clash with last term runners-up Palmeiras high on confidence aiming to keep the scintillating form going.
It will, however, be easier said than done as Allianz Parque is one of the toughest fortresses to conquer in Brazilian football in general.
Palmeiras were almost impeccable in front of the home crowd so far in the season.
They won seven, drew two and lost one of ten home matches in the league and they will head into this encouraged by a 1-2 victory over Chapecoense on the road at the weekend.
Palmeiras vs Atletico PR: Head-to-head
Even though Verdao ended the previous term of at the second place, they lost to Atletico PR both home and away without scoring a single goal in the process.
Verdao returned on the winning ways in H2H games with Galo beating them 1-3 away at Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes in May this year.
Palmeiras generally lead the tie by four wins ahead of 37th meeting with Galo.
Palmeiras vs Atletico PR: Prediction
Both managers have reasons to hope for a result here. The hosts won four on the bounce in front of the home fans. They did not score a goal in any of last three home outings.
Galo, on the other side, shipped just two goals in last nine games in all competitions and they will certainly be a tough nut to crack for Willian, Bruno Henrique and company.
It’s hard to recognize the value in 1.50 odds offered for the home win bet here knowing that the visitors come into this unbeaten in nine straight matches (seven wins along the way).
The Under 2.5 goals FT looks to be much more appropriate option, set at the 1.66 odds. The visitors were very tough to break down of late and we have to back them to concede fewer than two goals at Allianz Parque at the 1.90 odds.
Palmeiras vs Atletico PR: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66
Palmeiras Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90.