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Flamengo visit Allianz Parque on Sunday for the Serie A showdown with home side Palmeiras.
All Palmeiras v Flamengo game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Palmeiras, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 2-1 Serie A success over Atletico PR.
In that match, Palmeiras had 50% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Palmeiras, the goalscorers were Luan (22') and Rony (71'). Atletico PR had 5 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Bissoli (66') scored for Atletico PR.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Palmeiras have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Palmeiras have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals in the process.
Flamengo go into this meeting following on from a 0-4 Serie A win against Santos in their most recent outing.
In that match, Flamengo managed 50% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 11 on target. For Flamengo, the goals were scored by Gabriel Barbosa (52', 71', 80') and Andreas Pereira (84'). Santos had 11 shots at goal with 2 on target.
A succession of very capable displays from the Flamengo defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their past 6 outings overall. Over that same period of time, their forwards have scored 20. We will see if that trend will be continued on here.
Head to head
Looking over past results between these clubs stretching back to 27/10/2018 shows that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Palmeiras. They’ve not managed to get any victories whatsoever while Flamengo have been the better of the two, getting wins in 67% of those match-ups.
A total of 14 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them from Verdão and 11 coming from Fla. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Serie A match day 1 on 30/05/2021 when it finished Flamengo 1-0 Palmeiras.
In that game, Flamengo had 61% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Pedro (75').
Palmeiras had 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
The match was refereed by Anderson Daronco.
Team News: Palmeiras
The Palmeiras boss Abel Ferreira will be grateful to have no fitness concerns at all before this match owing to a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Flamengo
Due to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the Flamengo manager Rogério Ceni doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
In our view, Palmeiras will have to work hard as a team to be putting a goal past this Flamengo outfit who we think will likely be able to grind out a win.
We’re therefore predicting a very competitive game with a 0-1 victory for Flamengo at the end of the 90.
We’ll see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Allianz Parque (43,713)
Captain: Felipe Melo
Chairman: Maurício Galiotte
Manager: Abel Ferreira
Competitions: Serie A position 2, Copa Libertadores (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Breno Lopes
Typically playing in the Left Wing position, Breno Lopes was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Palmeiras in the 2020 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 5 league goals in this Série A 2021 season to date in a total of 12 appearances.