Parana vs Palmeiras
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal Jacy Scaff (Londrina).
Top of the table meets the very bottom on Sunday evening when Palmeiras travel to Londrina to take on the relegated Parana side in the 35th round of Serie A. It should be an entirely one-sided contest by all means and according to all parameters.
The visitors have a great opportunity to maintain the five-point cushion at the top of the standings with a victory over a side which has nothing to play for in the remaining four games of the season. Tricolor are 17 points shy of the safe zone at the moment and they will come into this off the back of a 0-1 defeat to Atletico Mineiro on Wednesday.
The head coach Dado Cavalcanti will have even more troubles with his starting line-up here given he will be without Silvinho and Andrey who were both sent off in the mid-week Matchday. Silvinho is team’s main creator at the center of the park and it is really hard to imagine the hosts doing much without him in the ranks here against table-toppers.
Parana vs Palmeiras: Head-to-head
The head to head record also suggests an easy straightforward affair for the visitors who won 11, drew 2 and lost 4 of 17 meetings with Tricolor.
Palmeiras won five and drew one of last six encounters against Parana.
Verdao notched at least two goals in each of the wins in the process.
Parana vs Palmeiras: Prediction
The visitors are cruising towards their landmark 10th Serie A title. They eased past Fluminense on Wednesday evening 3-0 on the home patch to make it two wins and a draw in last three league outings. Miguel Borja, Felipe Melo and Luan were on the scoreline on the evening.
The visitors are heavy favourites and we would be very surprised to see anything else but a comprehensive victory for them here. You can back Palmeiras to have the lead ta the half time and win the match at the end at the 1.66 odds.
Parana vs Palmeiras: Bet Tips
HT/FT Palmeiras/Palmeiras @ 1.66 (4/6)
Palmeiras -1.5 handicap @ 1.61 (8/13).