Match Time:7/11/2019 08:30 Thursday(GMT+8)
Palmeiras: Nine home wins in a row ( Recent Form: W W W W L )
The four-week break for Brazilian club football, at least on the upper floors, should not have tasted Palmeiras. The team was very good and showed an impressive series of ten wins in a row. This was also won in the Copa do Brasil against Sampaio Correa FC. However, the opponent was not a real challenge, since the Bolivianos are not even represented in Serie B since last season. Sampaio Correa FC got their start to the field from 91 clubs thanks to the Copa do Nordeste - a regional cup competition. The round of 16 represented Palmeiras entry into the competition, which will be held for the 31st time this year. 91 teams have started and the winner of the final on September 11 can not only look forward to the cup triumph, but also about a qualification for the upcoming Copa Libertadores. A competition in which Palmeiras is already present, and the previous appearances in the preliminary round were very convincing as in the championship: With five wins and a draw, the group F won sovereign, although for example with CA San Lorenzo the winner from 2014 as opponents had. Again, the Allianz Parque proved to be an impregnable fortress: three times won the team of coach Felipe Scolari and also always with a clean sheet as an encore. The Copa do Brasil won Verdão again last in 2015. It was the third prank - more often, only record winners Cruzeiro EC (6) and Gremio (5) took the title.
Internacional RS: Good form on the road ( Recent Form: D W W L W )
After the accident in the form of the first relegation three years ago from the upper house Internacional managed the immediate return and the last season was finished in third place. The two-time winner of the Copa Libertadores is thus again among the best addresses of club football in Brazil. In the Copa do Brasil, however, the last few decades have been modest. Only in 1992 succeeded in winning the competition and 2009 was at least once again reached the final, in which Internacional but Corinthians had to bow. The opponent in the previous round was Paysandu FC from Belem, who was the winner of the Copa Verde. As with the counterparty of Palmeiras was a relegated from Serie B, so in this case, the severity of the task also remained manageable. In addition, Internacional has shown two faces in the last few weeks: almost as strong as its opponents in its own right and as weak as the basement children in the tableau. Not a single victory has been successful in the meantime already four attempts in the Campeonato A. To the honor rescue can be added that at least partially strong teams like the coming opponent and the second table Santos made up to date the travel destinations. Nevertheless, the discrepancy between the home and away appearances is obvious. Above all, the offensive disappointed in the foreign with only one hit. This revealed a fundamental attack problem, because with Leandro Damiao the second-best scorer of the past year was released and Nicolas Lopez, who marked one more goal in the previous year, has lost his goal this season with a yield of zero. To make matters worse, that the men from Porto Alegre probably have to make do in the coming match without the best striker of the current season so far. We are talking about Paolo Guerrero - former player of Hamburger SV and Bayern Munich. The 35-year-old was sent to the Copa America, where he was very successful with Peru. After all, the path of his national team led surprisingly to the final, where they had to give up Brazil but beaten. The Copa America is over since last Sunday, but whether the newcomer from Flamengo after the exhausting competition phase is already an option for the starting lineup of the Red-whites, seems unlikely. Against Palmeiras Internacional is the odds of bookmakers clearly at a disadvantage.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
After all, Palmeiras has the advantage of playing in Allianz Parque's home field in this first leg. This is where Palmeiras is maintaining unbeaten record in the last 14 matches in all competitions. For the Brazilian league, Palmeiras has won all 4 home games since the start of the season. Internacional couples certainly do not worry when looking at the achievements of the opponent too good. Moreover, the guest form of Hellmann's teachers and students is also quite unstable with only 1 victory in 5 times away from home.
Palmeiras VS Internacional RS
Pick: Palmeiras -1