2019 Brazilian Serie A – Palmeiras vs Goias Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Palmeiras vs Goias kick off? Thursday 5th December, 2019 – 22:15 (UK)

Where is Palmeiras vs Goias being played? Allianz Parque (São Paulo, São Paulo)

What TV channel is Palmeiras vs Goias on? Premiere FC (Brazil), Globo TV (USA, Mexico, Canada)

Where can I stream Palmeiras vs Goias? Premiere FC Play (subscription required)

Where can I get tickets for Palmeiras vs Goias? https://palmeiras.futebolcard.com/information?event=6729

THE TEAM NEWS

PALMEIRAS

  • Palmeiras are riding their toughest stretch of form to date since their recent 3-1 home defeat against league champions Flamengo now has them riding a three-game losing streak, as well as a five-game winless streak (D2, L3). Palmeiras have already secured a spot in the 2020 Copa Libertadores group stage, though, so they have nothing to play for in this game.
  • Palmeiras should be close to full strength ahead of this match. Their lone absentee will be centre-back Gustavo Gomez, who has been ruled out for the remainder of the year with a knee injury.

Expected starting XI: Jailson; Marcos Rocha, Luan, Vitor Hugo, Diogo Barbosa; Felipe Melo, Thiago Santos; Lucas Lima, Bruno Henrique, Dudú; Luiz Adriano

GOIAS

  • Goias enter this game coming off a 2-1 home loss to Fortaleza, and that result ended both a three-game undefeated streak (W2, D1) and a two-game winning run. Despite that loss, Goias do not have much to play for ahead of this game. They sit in 10th place of the standings, do not have a shot at securing a Libertadores berth and have already settled for a 2020 Copa Sudamericana spot.
  • Michael has been suspended for this match, but the team should be quite depleted overall. Including Michael, up to nine players might miss out on this match. The list includes Yago Fernando, Paulo Ricardo, Miguel Ferreira, Daniel Guedes, Jean Carlos, Renatinho, David Duarte and Walter.

Expected starting XI: Tadeu; Yago, Fabio Sanches, Rafael Vaz, Alan Ruschel; Thalles, Léo Sena, Gilberto Souza; Marlone, Rafael Moura, Leandro Barcia

THE PREDICTION

Palmeiras are undoubtedly one of the best teams in the league on a name-to-name basis, and they are clearly superior than Goias if we consider the visitors should be extremely depleted ahead of this fixture. Despite Palmeiras’ poor run of recent and their ongoing three-game losing streak, they should be able to bounce back with a win here against a Goias side that have absolutely nothing to play for since they already secured a 2020 Copa Sudamericana berth.

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