Vasco da Gama vs Palmeiras
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 13th August 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal General Raulino de Oliveira.
Vasco da Gama will host the defending champions at Estadio Municipal General Raulino de Oliveira instead of their Estadio Club de Regatas this Sunday in the Matchday No 20 of Brazilian Serie A.
Vasco da Gama
The hosts have been struggling a lot to find the back of the net in the most recent period as they have failed to do so in three consecutive fixtures against Atletico PR, Cruzeiro and Ponte Preta.
The poor attacking form sees Milton Mendes’ squad drop down to the bottom half of the standings and they will have a very tough task to end the negative streak against the reigning champions Palmeiras.
Luckily for Cruzmaltino, Palmeiras won’t come into the game in the highest of spirits after suffering the Copa Libertadores elimination to Ecuadorian Barcelona after penalties in mid-week.
Moreocer, Verdao have failed to find the target in the previous Serie A fixture as the home loss to Atletico PR saw them lose the touch with Corinthians and Gremio at the top of the standings.
Vasco da Gama vs Palmeiras: Head to head
Cuca’s men were super inspired in the season opener in mid-May when they clinched a 4-0 victory over Vasco at Allianz Parque.
Miguel Borja was especially inspired as he notched a brace back then. Palmeiras generally lead the tie by three wins, but Cruzmaltino have been more successful in their home fixtures with Verdao.
Vasco da Gama vs Palmeiras: Prediction
It is quite risky to back Palmeiras to claim an away win at the odds of 5/4 as we’d rather keep the focus on backing the Under 2.5 goals bet since none of the two sides have been especially impressive moving forward lately.
Vasco da Gama vs Palmeiras: Bet Tips
The main bet will be Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.76 @ Unibet.
The alternative bet is Palmeiras to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.75 @ Unibet.