Palmeiras vs Fluminense
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Saturday, 10th June 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Parque.
The reigning champion will be desperate to turn the course of the season on their side and claim the much-needed victory to get back on track this Saturday evening when they host Fluminense at Allianz Parque.
Wednesday’s loss to Coritiba made it four games on the trot for Palmeiras who have lost three along the way.
Cuca is certainly worried because of his strikers’ poor shape since the team failed to find the back of the net in consecutive fixtures with Atletico Mineiro and Coritiba.
The only bright side ahead of the sixth round meeting with Fluminense is the impressive home form. The Big Greens are undefeated in last 26 fixtures on the home patch and they have won 16 out of last 18 games at Allianz Parque.
Flu managed to save a point in mid-week’s fixture with Atletico PR even though they were off to a horrendous start conceding an early goal.
The manager Abel Braga can generally be happy with the start of the season, but his team’s away record is far from promising ahead of the visit to Allianz Parque.
Flu lost six of their last seven games on the road proving out to be quite vulnerable at the back.
Palmeiras vs Fluminense: Head to head
Palmeiras won each of their three previous meetings with Flu to take a three-win lead in the head to head tie ahead of their landmark 30th encounter with Fluminense.
Moreover, the visitors failed to score a single goal in each of two losses to the Big Greens last year in Serie A.
Palmeiras vs Fluminense: Prediction
The champions are in a must-win situation and we expect them to finally bounce back and claim the much-needed victory over Fluminense this weekend.
The top bet is home win, while the braver punters can try with the Big Greens to keep a clean sheet at 7/4.
Palmeiras vs Fluminense: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Palmeiras to win at the odds of 1.95.
The second betting pick is Palmeiras to keep a clean sheet at 2.75.