The focal point of the eighth round of the Brazilian Serie A will be the encounter between Santos and Palmeiras. Despite the pitch factor and some personnel difficulties for the Greens, Palmeiras are the favourites to play. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet mobile android.
The draw against Banfield solved the problem of reaching the South American Cup play-offs for Santos, now we will also see the Fish in the relegation round. After six rounds played, Santos have 11 points to their credit, ahead of Union on goal difference. In total Santos have a 3-match unbeaten streak: victory and a draw in the Cup of South America, as well as a draw against Ceará in the Brazilian championship. Santos sit in sixth place in the league table with 11 points, three points behind Corinthians. Santos have the best home statistics in the division, +3=1-0, 9-2 goal difference.
Palmeiras has a very long unbeaten streak and a 5-match winning streak. Last week, Palmeiras thrashed Deportivo Tachira 4-1, although that win didn’t mean much to the Greens. In general, it should be noted that Palmeiras is fully effective, before the match against Deportivo Táchira, the Greens scored three away goals against Juventude. In the Libertadores Cup, Palmeiras have long since guaranteed themselves not only a place in the play-offs but also first place in the group table. But in Serie A, Palmeiras are still only second, two points behind Corinthians. Palmeiras have not lost away in the league, but they have already drawn twice, against Goias and Flamengo. By the way, Palmeiras have not yet scored more than 3.5 away in Serie A matches.
Injured and Disabled
Santos: Angelo Gabriel will not play.
Palmeiras: will not play – Veiga, Gabriel Veron, Jailson, Luan, Maike, Piqueeres.
Face-off between Santos and Palmeiras
Santos and Palmeiras have played 67 matches between them, of which Santos have won 23 matches with 17 draws and Palmeiras 27 wins with a goal difference of 95:85 in favour of the Greens. In total, the opponents have played each other in four tournaments, in addition to Serie A, in the state championship of Paulista, the Brazilian Cup and the Libertadores Cup. There have been 39 matches in Serie A: +15=9-15, 55:59 in favour of Palmeiras. On Santos’ field, the teams have played 35 matches, in which +16=9-10, 48:41 in favour of the home team already. In 2022, Palmeiras and Santos played one state championship match on Palmeiras’ field, which ended in a 1-0 win for the Greens.
Bets and predictions from the professionals
Palmeiras have been showing good results recently, but away matches in the Brazilian championship have not been seen very over the top. “Santos have conceded only twice in 4 home meetings, that is 0.5 goals per game on average. And let’s not forget about the high motivation of both teams in the upcoming duel, because the direct rivals for a place in the top 6, and possibly for the title of Brazil’s strongest team meet. We believe that the upcoming meeting will not be very productive. As for the outcome, we’re leaning towards the visitors’ victory; Palmeiras are currently very good, showing probably the best football on the continent.