Palmeiras vs Fluminense
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Kick-Off at 23:45 UK / 00:45 CET
Venue: Estadio do Pacambeu (Sao Paulo).
Palmeiras hold the pole position in Serie A coming into the final five rounds of the competition. They are five points clear off Internacional in second place and will have a nice opportunity to increase the gap after mid-week’s home tie against the struggling Fluminense side on the home patch in Sao Paulo.
It has indeed been an exquisite campaign for Verdao so far in the season. Not only did they dominate domestic affairs, but they went all the way to the Copa Libertadores semi-final where Boca Juniors were just too strong (4-2 on aggregate for the Argentine giants).
Luis Felipe Scolari’s men are on a fabulous run of 12 wins and 3 draws in last 15 league games. It is a thread which helped them overtake Internacional at the very top of the standings.
Palmeiras vs Fluminense: Head-to-head
Verdao were on a run of five straight wins in matches against Fluminense before Tricolor picked up a 1-0 victory in their first clash in this term of Serie A.
Both teams scored in only one of last five head to head fixtures.
Palmeiras were generally much more successful in the history of H2H games at Estadio do Pacambeu where they won 10 and lost 5 of past 15 against Tricolor.
Palmeiras vs Fluminense: Prediction
The visitors dropped down to 10th place after losing three of past four league matches. Such negative streak significantly halted their push for the Copa Libertadores football next term given they are now six points short of Santos in 7th.
Marcelo Oliveira’s men struggled for goals in recent outings. They failed to find the back of the net on more than a single occasion in last four Serie A outings. They also lost the first leg of the Copa Sudamericala semi-final 2-0 to Atletico Paranaense.
The home win is the only logical betting suggestion based on everything written above.
Palmeiras vs Fluminense: Bet Tips
Palmeiras to win @ 1.36 (4/11)
Palmeiras to keep a clean sheet @ 1.61 (8/13).