Palmeiras vs Atletico Paranaense (By: Enzo)

Palmeiras didn't need much to create dangerous chances to be very efficient away from home against Chapecoense last Sunday night. Everything interesting happened towards the end of the first half, with the guests taking the lead, the hosts replying via penalty kick but staying vulnerable at the back.

Palmeiras lowered down the tempo in the second half and stood passive, being satisfied with the lead. The team already leads the table despite the three points penalty by the federation.

Atletico PR had a 3:0 home win over Fluminense last time out, but needs to be said that they had great help in the way that the guests stood playing with a man less since the 33rd minute.

Truth to be told, they were better even before that and even had the lead, but no doubt that Fluminense playing with a man less made their lives much easier. The team now stands in the middle of the table with a 3-1-3 record, but with just a point earned out of first three matches on the road.

The hosts will miss central back Gomez (5/2) due to Paraguayan national team duty, with another one Luan (4/0) being doubtful for the moment. The guests miss central back Heleno (2/0) and defensive midfielder Camacho (1/0) due to drugs ban. Left-back Lodi (3/0) is on the international duty with Brazilian team at the Toulon tournament.

  • Palmeiras have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 home matches.

Palmeiras is already showing a lot of strength early in the season and they are rock solid favorite in this one.

Athletico PR improved a bit but still remain completely clueless looking at their matches away from home and in front of own fans, while neither their schedule worked for them this time - having to play the Brazilian Cup matches last Wednesday night. It would be really surprising to see the guests scoring.

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Palmeiras vs Atletico Paranaense predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
1 to nil Bet365 2.00 8 1-0 WON (+8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Palmeiras vs Atletico Paranaense betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Enzo).
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The game will finish 2:1 as correct scores
06/08/2019 - 12:01
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