Palmeiras vs Goias
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 5 December 2019
Kick-off at 22:15 UK/ 23:15 CET
Venue: Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo).
Reigning champions Palmeiras have already ensured their participation in the next edition of the Libertadores, and thus could be free of pressure in this final two match-days. However, they are going through a rough patch of games now and will be eager to use this opportunity to get back into their rhythm. But the determined Goias, who are going after a spot in the prestigious competition, could complicate things.
Palmeiras vs Goias Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Palmeiras won 1-2, on the road.
- Three of the last four wins went to Goias.
- Five of the former seven wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Two of the previous four games at this stadium saw goals from both teams.
Palmeiras vs Goias Prediction
Palmeiras had to take on reigning Libertadores champions Flamengo the last match-day at home. Expectedly the visitors recorded a comfortable 1-3 win then. In the meantime, Goias had to bow down to Fortaleza in front of the home crowd the previous game week. The final scoreline was 1-2, in favor of the guests.
As things stand, both teams could play relaxed, as Palmeiras have confirmed entry into the Libertadores, while their counterparts have ensured a Sudamericana ticket. However, Goias have an opportunity to try to get into the Libertadores, and this could have an influence on the outcome of the game.
Palmeiras have the home advantage and do not have to take risks to go after the win. This could help them in playing with fewer mistakes. On the other hand, Goias have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. This definitely will drive them to go after goals, without paying heed to blunders at the back.
Likely, the experienced Palmeiras could utilize this scenario to script a dominating win.
However, do consider the fact that the reigning Serie A champions are going through a patch of off-performing games. They have not kept a clean sheet in the last six overall fixtures and coupled with the determination of Goias to get into the top tier, BTTS emerges as a hot favorite this Thursday.
Palmeiras vs Goias Betting Tips
Palmeiras -1 Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.20 (6/5).