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The Serie A fixture at Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira on Wednesday sees home team Coritiba go up against Palmeiras.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Coritiba v Palmeiras, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Coritiba will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-0 Serie A losing effort in their last game against Santos.
In that game, Coritiba had 44% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Santos had 17 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Marinho (37') and Marcos Leonardo (83') scored for Santos.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Coritiba have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Coxa have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 10 goals on the way.
Pre-game facts show that Coritiba:
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 8 matches in the league. No joy for the home fans.
Palmeiras go into this game after a 3-0 Serie A win over Fortaleza in their last outing.
In that match, Palmeiras managed 67% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Palmeiras, the scorers were Gustavo Scarpa (20'), Lucas Lima (26') and Breno (38'). Fortaleza had 5 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
For 5 of the prior six games featuring Palmeiras, a relatively low number of goals have gone in between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game within that period works out to a paltry 1.5, with the number of goals averaged by Verdão standing at 1. While that may be of interest, we must now wait to see whether that trend might be maintained in this upcoming match.
Heading into this fixture, Palmeiras have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head meetings stretching back to 29/11/2015 shows that Coritiba have won 3 of these games and Palmeiras 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined total of 15 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 9 from Coxa and 6 being from Verdão. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The last league encounter between the two was Serie A match day 16 on 14/10/2020 and the score finished Palmeiras 1-3 Coritiba.
On that occasion, Palmeiras had 54% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The scorer was Veron (38').
On the other side, Coritiba got 12 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Robson (8', 24') and Augusto (65') scored.
The match was refereed by Jefferson Ferreira de Moraes.
Team News: Coritiba
Coritiba boss Rodrigo Santana doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match with a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Palmeiras
Palmeiras boss Abel Ferreira has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Wesley (Inflamed ligaments of the knee) and Alanzinho (Fractured Leg) miss out here. Alan Empereur will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We feel that Coritiba will have to perform well to put one past this Palmeiras outfit who will likely manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 win for Palmeiras at the end of the match.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira (40,502)
Captain: Rafael Rafinha
Chairman: Samir Namur
Manager: Rodrigo Santana
Competitions: Serie A position 19
🔑 Key Player: Robson
Typically taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Robson was born in Campinas, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for São Paulo in the 2016 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 8 league goals in this Série A 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 30 appearances.