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Palmeiras come up against guests Sport Recife at Allianz Parque in this Série A tie on Sunday.
All Palmeiras v Sport Recife game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Palmeiras will be looking for a repeat result of the 0-2 Série A victory versus Corinthians.
In that match, Palmeiras had 44% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 8 on target. For Palmeiras, the goals were scored by Luiz Adriano (43') and Veron (65'). For their opponents, Corinthians had 10 shots on goal with 4 on target.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that much respect should be given to the Palmeiras backline. Verdão have been stingy, seeing the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their previous six clashes standing at 4. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be sustained here, though.
Coming into this clash, Palmeiras haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Fortaleza in Série A action, Sport Recife will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Sport Recife managed 47% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Fortaleza had 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. Wellington Paulista (54') scored for Fortaleza.
Looking at their form, and Sport Recife have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 6 goals in total. At the back, Leão da Ilha have clearly had some problems.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 04/07/2016 shows that Palmeiras have won 5 of them & Sport Recife 1, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
In all, 21 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 15 from Verdão and 6 coming from Leão da Ilha. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Série A match day 26 on 23/09/2018 which finished with the scoreline of Sport Recife 0-1 Palmeiras.
On that occasion, Sport Recife had 51% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
At the other end, Palmeiras had 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. Willian (81') scored.
The match was refereed by Paulo Roberto Jr..
Team News: Palmeiras
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just one fitness concern for the Palmeiras boss Vanderlei Luxemburgo to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Vinicius Silvestre (Thumb Injury) is out of contention.
It seems likely that Verdão could line up in a 4-3-3 formation for this game, handing starts to Weverton, Matías Viña, Gustavo Gomez, Luan, Mayke, Gabriel Menino, Patrick de Paula, Zé Rafael, Lucas Lima, Willian and Wesley.
Team News: Sport Recife
Due to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, Sport Recife boss Daniel Paulista has no fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
From our viewpoint, Leão da Ilha will likely play in a 4-2-3-1 system by sending out Luan Polli, Patric, Chico, Adryelson Rodrigues, Sander, Ronaldo, Ricardinho, Lucas Venuto, Jonathan David Gomez, Marquinhos and Hernane.
We’ve got the feeling that Palmeiras should really fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they meet Sport Recife, who won’t find it easy to get a goal of their own.
Our selection here is for a fairly comfortable 2-0 margin for Palmeiras at the conclusion of the game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Allianz Parque (43,713)
Captain: Felipe Melo
Chairman: Maurício Galiotte
Manager: Vanderlei Luxemburgo
Competitions: Série A position 6, Copa Libertadores (Group B)
🔑 Key Player: Luiz Adriano
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Luiz Adriano was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Internacional in the 2006 season, the talented Forward has hit 3 league goals in the Série A 2020 campaign so far in 7 appearances.