Sport Recife vs Palmeiras
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 23rd July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Itaipava Arena Pernambuco.
Itaipava Arena Pernambuco will be the home to Sport Recife for the first time in this season as they are not going to host Palmeiras at their Estadio Sdelmar da Costa Carvalho.
Leao da Ilha will come into the game in high spirits after a demolishing 4-0 win over Atletico Go on Thursday evening.
It was the seventh win in last eight matches for the tram led by Vanderlei Luxembourgo.
Former Real Madrid manager can be especially thrilled with the Brazilian striker Andre who joined the team after injury troubles at the start of the season.
Andre bagged six goals in eight Serie A appearances including a brace in the mentioned win over Dragao and he will be our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick against the defending champions.
Palmeiras have finally managed to end the dismal run by seeing off Vitoria 4-2 on the home court last weekend.
However, Cuca obviously still has a lot of work to do in order to fix the obvious holes at the back since Verdao have been way too easy to break down lately.
Palmeiras allowed two goals in mid-week’s draw with Flamengo which dropped the team to the sixth position in the league standings.
Sport Recife vs Palmeiras: Head to head
Three of the last four head to head encounters between the two sides saw both teams on the scoresheet.
Palmeiras came out victorious from last two clashes netting as many as five goals along the way.
Sport Recife vs Palmeiras: Prediction
We can definitely see the continuation of a high-scoring trend from H2H matches. The difference is that we now expect to see Sport building on impressive displays in the recent period and getting the home win at the odds of 5/4.
Sport Recife vs Palmeiras: Bets
The first bet is Sport Recife to win & BTTS at 10/3.
The alternative betting option is Andre to score anytime at the odds of 7/5.