Palmeiras vs Athletico PR Predictions

Vedran Ostojic 07 Jun 2019
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Palmeiras vs Athletico PR Prediction

Palmeiras vs Athletico PR Match Info

Match date: 8thJun 2019

Kick-Off: 8.30 pm

Stadium: Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo.

Palmeiras vs Athletico PR Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

6 Sep 2018 Palmeiras 2 – 0 Athletico PR
6 May 2018 Athletico PR 1 – 3 Palmeiras
3 Dec 2017 Athletico PR 3 – 0 Palmeiras

Matches played: 37

Palmeiras wins: 15

Athletico PR wins: 10

Draws: 12

Palmeiras vs Athletico PR Stats

  • Palmeiras come into the match on the back of a seven-match winning streak
  • Athletico PR have been better at home ground and proved it with wins over Fluminense (3-0) and Fortaleza (1-0) over the past week
  • Verdao bagged wins in both of the sides’ last two head-to-head clashes

Palmeiras vs Athletico PR Match Preview

Palmeiras have been in great shape early in the new campaign and they extended an eight-match winning streak as they beat Chapecoense (1-2) on Monday, where an opener from Dudu and a great volley from Marcos Rocha in the first half proved enough for all three points.

Verdao now host Athletico PR for their Matchday 8 clash hoping to build on the performance as well as their top spot, where they sit a point clear of 2nd placed Atletico MG with a game in hand. They’ve been rock-solid defensively at Allianz Parque and we should see Scolari’s men in a great mood once again.

Athletico PR have, on the other hand, struggled for consistency and mainly base their success across competitions on performances in front of the home fans. They come into the match with a 3-0 Serie A win over Fluminense and a 1-0 Copa do Brasil win over Fortaleza, but still need to overcome their woes on the road.

Indeed, Furacao saw seven losses and just two draws in their last nine trips across competitions and failing to find the net in convincing 3-0 loss at River Plate in late May will be just as worrying, giving the visitors a lot to think about ahead of the trip to Sao Paulo.

We do feel Palmeiras will have what it takes to secure the points with confidence and we’ll now stick with them to bag a Home win to Nil, which comes at Evens with bet365 and caught the eye of many value seekers already.

Still, we rarely see Verdao scoring numbers of goals in such occasions here and with that in mind, we’ll now also stick with few goals and Under 2.5 Goals FT at 3/4 with Paddy Power. It would be fourth such occasion in five clashes at Allianz Parque and this feels like further evidence.

MORE: Find all of our Serie A predictions in one place here. Alternatively, you can go for more low-scoring predictions and Under 2.5 tips with a click here!

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    Palmeiras vs Athletico PR Match Info Match date: 8thJun 2019 Kick-Off: 8.30 pm Stadium: Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo. Palmeiras vs Athletico PR Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 6 Sep 2018 Palmeiras 2 – 0 Athletico PR 6 May 2018 Athletico PR 1 – 3 Palmeiras 3 Dec 2017 Athletico PR 3 – 0…