Palmeiras vs Corinthians
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 September 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo.
A real buzz is expected in and around Allianz Parque on Sunday when top two teams from the previous Serie A term are to take on each other in the derby of the Matchday No 24.
Runners-up will come into it in a much better situation given they still have theoretical chances of challenging the crown being six points shy of table-toppers Sao Paulo at the moment.
The defending champions, who have had an underwhelming campaign so far, are ten points below Verdao and can only hope for the top-six finish in the second half of the season.
Palmeiras will come into the game higher on confidence following the success they had in Copa Libertadores.
Luis Felipe Scolari’s men advanced to the quarter-final of the elite continental competition past Paraguayan Cerro Porteno 2-1 on aggregate and they backed up such success with a 1-2 victory away at Chapecoense last weekend.
Palmeiras vs Corinthians: Head-to-head
- Timao have a positive head to head record with Palmeiras (21 wins and 16 losses in 48 games).
- They were also the more successful outfit in matches at Allianz Parque with 8 wins and 6 losses against Verdao.
- Interestingly, none of past four H2H outings saw goals at both ends as each of last three ended with the same 1-0 scoreline.
- Corinthians won six of last seven encounters against Palmeiras.
Palmeiras vs Corinthians: Prediction
Timao have truly been dreadful travellers throughout the entire season. They won two, drew one and lost as many as seven of ten away fixtures in the competition.
Knowing that Palmeiras made Allianz Parque a real fortress in past couple of years, it’s really hard to imagine the visitors leaving it victors on the occasion.
Palmeiras won four on the trot In front of the home fans conceding just one goal in the process.
Unlike their counterparts (suffered the elimination to Chilean Colo-Colo), they are through to the quarter-final of Copa Libertadores and will come into the derby in much higher spirits.
The home win is just the way to go, while you can alternatively back Verdao to keep a clean sheet.
Palmeiras vs Corinthians: Bet Tips
Palmeiras to win @ 2/3 (1.67)
Palmeiras to keep a clean sheet @ 20/23 (1.86).