Paraná and Palmeiras meet at Estádio Municipal Jacy Scaff, in a match for the 35th round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 29-07-2018, Palmeiras won at home by (3 -0). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 20 th position of the league, with 21 points won, after 4 wins, 9 draws and 21 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against América Mineiro, by (0-1). In the last match, they lost at home against Atlético Mineiro by (0-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win and 14 losses in away matches, with 3 goals scored and 29 conceded; against 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 12 goals scored and 15 conceded. In the last 10 home matches for the championship, Paraná won 1, tied 5 and lost 4, for which they won 8 points out of 30 possible.
For this competition, he does not win in his stadium 9 games ago. In the matches played in their stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘0-0 (8 in 17 matches) and at the end of the match 1-1 (6 in 17 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 13 of the last 17 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 7 of its last 34 games for Serie A, of these 7 reached the halftime lead in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 4. In 34 matches in this tournament, suffered the first goal 25 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 17 home matches for this competition: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Paraná is a club that has not yet managed to conquer the Serie A of the Brazilian Championship, but which has the most important title in its history the Serie B of the Brazilian Championship of 1992 and 2000. In the current season, the team has been performing quite weak, as it was downgraded to the B Series of the 2019 Brazilian Championship with a few rounds in advance. In his stadium, he did not win the last nine games he played at home, besides having suffered goals in these nine games. We believe that in this match, to play against the current leader of the Brazilian championship, the Parana will again have difficulties to sustain the opponent’s attack and will end up being once again defeated.
The away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 70 points won, after 20 wins, 10 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Atlético Mineiro, by (1-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Fluminense, by (3-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 8 conceded; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 8 conceded. For the league, Palmeiras won 17 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 9 away matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (8 out of 17 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 13 of the last 17 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 26 of its last 34 games for Serie A, of these 26 came to rest in advantage in 17 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 20 In 34 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback.
The Palmeiras is a club that throughout its history was champion of the Serie A of the Brazilian Championship nine times, being the last title won in 2016, besides having three titles of the Copa del Brasil and one of the Copa Libertadores, conquered in 1999. In the current season, the team has been doing a very strong campaign within the national championship and is maintaining the leadership, being eight points ahead of the second classified. In the last eight games that Palmeiras played as a visitor for the national championship, seven scored goals and six of them scored more than 1.5 goals. We believe that in this match, to play against the weakest team in the Brazilian championship, Palmeiras will again score goals and win a victory.
PREDICTION: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.87