July 1, 2022 Sports Betting
A matchup in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A will take place on Saturday at Allianz Parque between the reigning Copa Libertadores champions Palmeiras and the Copa Sudamericana champions Athletico Paranaense.
Palestra are presently in first place on the table with 29 points, five ahead of third-place Furacao, and have not lost a domestic match since suffering a 3-2 home loss to Ceara in their first league match.
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Palmeiras vs Athletico Paranaense Tips and Prediction
Palmeiras is a squad that takes pride in limiting errors and playing solid defense, and they have accomplished both of those goals for a large portion of the season, giving up the joint-fewest goals in the league (10) after 14 games.
When entering the Brasileiro Serie A, foreign managers have rarely been able to meet the great expectations that Brazilian football places on them.
However, Abel Ferreira has gained the respect of the Palestra supporters as his team is poised to win their first domestic championship since 2018.
Being the perfectionist that he is, Ferreira will be expecting his squad to get off to a better start than they have recently given that all four of their previous games—in all competitions—had goals scored in the final 45 minutes.
Verdao’s defense is far from the most aggressive in the Brasilieiro Serie A this year, but they could be the best in zonal marking.
Since the Portuguese manager took over, he has successfully built a position-oriented team that is normally well-organized and excels at reducing the passing angles of their opponents.
The majority of Palmeiras’ damage is done on the counter and they are not afraid to be more aggressive in the middle with their wingers offering additional protection because of how well they invade those passing spaces.
Athletico Paranaense, once considered a football underdog in Brazil, is now demonstrating their rightful place among the league’s established heavyweights, who are often based in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, or Porto Alegre.
The only Curitiba team to have won the Brasileiro Serie A once, in 2001, is El Paranaense, and they are now making a strong run to repeat as champions after being unbeaten in eight straight league games.
The club has hired two established leaders who have won some of the most illustrious football trophies to aid them in their quest to win additional hardware this year, starting with the hiring of two-time Serie A champion and former World Cup champion Luiz Felipe Scolari.
They have recently acquired Fernandinho from Manchester City, where the former Sky Blues captain won five Premier League titles in addition to other honors including the FA Cup and six EFL Cups.
A team that is still vying for the domestic championship, as well as the Copa do Brasil and the Copa Libertadores, as well as the Copa do Brasil and the Copa Libertadores, which means that they cannot defend their Sudamericana title in 2022, should greatly benefit from all of that experience and success.
Scolari took over a team with a strong sense of continuity, one that plays with more poise and ambition in the opening 20 minutes of games, scoring three goals in three straight matches.
Given how Palmeiras has been performing, Paranaense may very well need to win this match if they hope to have a chance to overtake the league leaders before the season is up.
Although the defenses of both teams are as strong as they come, Palestra rarely leaves itself open and is an expert at finding gaps in between opposition wing-backs, which we predict they will do this weekend.