2019 Brazilian Serie A – Vasco da Gama vs Palmeiras Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Vasco da Gama vs Palmeiras kick off? Thursday 7th November, 2019 – 00:30 (UK)

Where is Vasco da Gama vs Palmeiras being played? Estádio Vasco da Gama, Rio de Janeiro

What TV channel is Vasco da Gama vs Palmeiras on? Globo, Premere FC Brasil (Brazil)

Where can I stream Vasco da Gama vs Palmeiras? Premiere FC Play

Where can I get tickets for Vasco da Gama vs Palmeiras? https://sociogigante.com/ingressos

THE TEAM NEWS

VASCO DA GAMA

  • Vasco da Gama enter this contest on a three-game winless streak following a scoreless draw at Fluminense this past Saturday. They have not scored more than one goal in each of their last four matches, going W1, D2, L1 over that span.
  • Manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo will have selection problems ahead of this tie with Richard and Bruno Gomos suspended due to yellow card accumulation, so the former Real Madrid tactician could find a space for names such as Bruno Cesar and Felipe Bastos. Left-back Henrique won’t play due to injury, either.

Expected starting XI: Fernando Miguel; Yago Pikachu, Oswaldo Henriquez, Leandro Castan, Danilo Barcelos; Fellipe Bastos, Raul, Fredy Guarin; Bruno César, Marrony, Rossi

PALMEIRAS

  • Palmeiras enter this contest on a good run of form. Following their solid 1-0 home win over Ceara the last time out, O Verdao are on a three-game winning streak and a six-game undefeated run (W5, D1). Plus, they have kept a clean sheet in four of those wins, showing accuracy on both sides of the ball.
  • Manager Mano Menezes should receive a heavy boost ahead of this upcoming match since Marcos Rocha, Ramires, Luiz Adriano and Dudu all resumed training this week. Star defensive midfielder Felipe Melo, however, will be suspended and Thiago Santos will take his place.

Expected starting XI: Weverton; Marcos Rocha, Gustavo Gómez, Vitor Hugo, Diogo Barbosa; Thiago Santos, Bruno Henrique, Gustavo Scarpa; Dudu, Zé Rafael, Deyverson

THE PREDICTION

These teams enter this game in contrasting form. While Palmeiras enter on a three-game winning streak, going undefeated in their last six league outings, Vasco face this game in the midst of a three-game winless streak and showing some serious attacking issues - they haven’t scored more than one goal in their last four Serie A matches. Palmeiras are undefeated in their last five H2H matches, but four of those games have produced under 2.5 goals in total. Expect that trend to continue again here.

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