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Sport Recife are going up against the visiting Palmeiras at Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho in the Serie A fixture on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Sport Recife v Palmeiras are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Sport Recife, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-0 Serie A victory over Fortaleza.
In that match, Sport Recife had 35% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Sport Recife was Thiago Neves (10'). At the other end, Fortaleza had 17 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
Fewer than three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Sport Recife have been involved. In terms of the goal split in this period, opposing sides scored a total of 7 and Leão da Ilha managed a tally of 5. We will have to find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Ahead of this meeting, Sport Recife are winless against Palmeiras in their last 2 league matches.
Palmeiras will go into the clash following a 0-3 Copa Libertadores win versus River Plate in their most recent outing.
A run of resolute performances from the Palmeiras defensive players has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their previous 6 fixtures combined. In that time, their own forwards have managed to score 10.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Palmeiras:
- remain undefeated by Sport Recife in away games against them for the last 4 league matches. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes dating back to 23/10/2016 shows that Sport Recife have won 1 of these & Palmeiras 4, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A total of 21 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 7 from Leão da Ilha and 14 being from Verdão. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The previous league game between these sides was Serie A match day 10 on 13/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Palmeiras 2-2 Sport Recife.
The referee was Diego Pombo Lopez.
Team News: Sport Recife
Sport Recife boss Jair Ventura will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash owing to a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Palmeiras
Palmeiras manager Abel Ferreira has to currently contend with reduced team options. Wesley (Meniscal Injury) and Felipe Melo (Ankle Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We feel that in this game, Sport Recife have the firepower to find the back of the net against this Palmeiras side, but a single goal probably won’t quite be enough to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for a 1-2 winning score for Palmeiras by the conclusion of the game. Let’s see what eventuates.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho (35,020)
Captain: Sander Bortolotto
Chairman: Milton Bivar
Manager: Jair Ventura
Competitions: Serie A position 15
⭐ Key Man: Marquinhos
Regularly deployed in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Marquinhos was born in Benevides, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Sport Recife in the 2020 season, the skilful Midfielder has accumulated 3 league goals in this Série A 2020 campaign so far from a total of 24 appearances.