Palmeiras vs Corinthians
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Thursday, 13th July 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Allianz Parque.
It’s the derby time in Serie A. The defending champions are about to take on the current leaders Corinthians in one of the most important games of the season for both sides.
The timing for the derby with Corinthians could have been much better for the champions who will come into the game with two losses on the trot.
Cuca’s men have been enjoying a rise in form lately, but they lost back to back fixtures on the road to Barcelona (Copa Libertadores) and Cruzeiro (Serie A).
The good news for Cuca is an amazing run Verdao have at Allianz Parque where they suffered last defeat exactly a year ago. This makes it a 30-game-without-a-defeat-run for Palmeiras on the home pitch.
The streak will be heavily challenged this Wednesday since Timao look unstoppable at the moment.
Corinthians are currently the only team in the league without a defeat in this term of Serie and they have kept six clean sheets in last seven matches.
This sees Fabio Carille’s side nine points clear ahead of Flamengo at the top of the standings after 12 rounds of the competition.
Palmeiras vs Corinthians: Head to head
Timao saw off Palmeiras 1-0 back in late February this year when the two sides met each other in Campeonato Paulista 1.
Verdao will be looking to get the revenge which would see them making it all square at 16 wins for each of the sides in their H2H stats.
Palmeiras vs Corinthians: Prediction
We expect to see a careful approach from both managers. Corinthians will sit at the back and carefully wait for their chances which is why we see the Under 2.5 goals pick as the best of the betting options for the derby.
As for the outcome, we’d say the draw is most likeable and you can back it at the odds of 9/4.
Palmeiras vs Corinthians: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.57 by Betway.
You can alternatively go for the draw for 3.40 odds at Bet365.