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Fluminense journey to Allianz Parque on Saturday for the Serie A meeting with home team Palmeiras.
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Palmeiras will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-0 Copa Libertadores triumph over Universidad Católica.
Their most recent results highlight the fact that much respect should be given to the Palmeiras backline. Verdão have been mean at the back, seeing the total number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their past 6 games standing at 2.
Their past results show that Palmeiras:
- are unbeaten in the league by Fluminense in their previous 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 17 home league matches. Incredible, really.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Grêmio in Serie A action, Fluminense and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Fluminense had 56% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Grêmio got 8 shots at goal with 1 on target. César Pinares (90') scored for Grêmio.
Roger Machado's Fluminense have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 6 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes comes to 6.
Their prior results show that Fluminense:
- have not registered a win against Palmeiras when they've played them away from home in the last 6 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 25/07/2018 tells us that Palmeiras have won 3 of them & Fluminense 2, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
A combined total of 12 goals were scored between them in this period, with 9 from Verdão and 3 for Tricolor. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The previous league meeting between the two was Serie A match day 21 on 15/11/2020 when it ended Palmeiras 2-0 Fluminense.
That day, Palmeiras managed 50% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Raphael Veiga (52', 60').
At the other end, Fluminense had 15 shots on goal with 5 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Leandro Vuaden.
Team News: Palmeiras
Looking at personnel, there is just the sole fitness concern for the Palmeiras boss Abel Ferreira to contend with due to a largely intact group of players. Breno Lopes (Stretched Ligament) misses out.
Team News: Fluminense
Thanks to a largely healthy group, there is just the one fitness issue for the Fluminense boss Roger Machado to contend with. Abel Hernández (Heel pain) misses out for this game.
Fluminense will likely create enough chances to get a goal against this Palmeiras outfit, although it probably won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re going for a narrow 2-1 win for Palmeiras by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Allianz Parque (43,713)
Captain: Felipe Melo
Chairman: Maurício Galiotte
Manager: Abel Ferreira
Competitions: Serie A position 1, Copa Libertadores (1/8-Finals)
🔑 Key Player: Raphael Veiga
Customarily playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Raphael Veiga was born in São Paulo, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Coritiba in the 2016 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has got 3 league goals in this Série A 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 12 appearances.