Palmeiras vs Vitoria
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 16th July 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Parque.
The defending champions are again on a poor run of form having lost three on the bounce to drop down to the seventh position in Serie A standings.
Can they get their title defense back on track this Sunday when Palmeiras host relegation strugglers Vitoria in the 14th round of the competition?
Cuca’s men failed to deliver in the mid-week’s derby with current leaders Corinthians and they will be desperate to return to the winning ways.
Verdao have just caught the right form as they clinched three consecutive wins at Allianz Parque in Serie A, but Wednesday’s defeat ruined the streak for the reigning champions who should not allow any more slip ups if they want to keep touch with the top-of-the-table sides.
The visitors took advantage of an easier schedule to claim four points from meetings with Bahia and Atletico GO.
However, they failed to use the momentum in mid-week when they disappointed their fans by losing 1-4 to the league’s newcomers Vascio da Gama at Estadio Manoel Barradas.
Palmeiras vs Vitoria: Head to head
Verdao have been more than convincing in previous head to head clashes with Vitoria at Allianz Parque where they picked up seven wins and a draw in eight matches.
The hosts are on a run of four subsequent victories over Leao da Barra and they will be massive favourites to make it five on the trot this weekend.
Palmeiras vs Vitoria: Prediction
This should be a one-way street from the very first whistle and we expect the hosts to exploit all the holes in Vitoria’s defensive line which conceded as many as four goals in Wednesday’s catastrophe against Cruzmaltino.
Palmeiras vs Vitoria: Bet Tips
The main betting pick is Palmeiras -1.5 handicap at the odds of 23/20.
You can also try with Palmeiras Over 2.5 Team Goals at 7/4.