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Palmeiras 20/21 to beat Vasco da Gama in Sunday’s Serie A showdown

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 8 Nov 2020

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Competition: Brazil Serie A

Market: Palmeiras win

Odds: 20/21 @ 888sport

Looking to continue on what has been a stunning run of form, a high-flying Palmeiras will make the trip to the Estádio São Januário on Sunday evening.

Starting with the hosts, playing out what was a sluggish 0-0 stalemate against Venezuela outfit Caracas on Carioca 1 duties earlier in the week, Vasco da Gama have drastically fallen off the boil since a bright start to the 2020/2021 campaign. Now with only their goal difference stopping them from falling into the drop zone, Almirante have remarkably managed to pick up just a single Serie A point over their last six top-flight appearances and have only continued to show a string of issues on home soil. Including back-to-back 2-1 defeats against Corinthians and Flamengo at the Estádio São Januário, Head Coach Ricardo Sá Pinto has seen his squad record just a single point in Rio de Janeiro over their last four contests. Hit with a 2-1 defeat when they faced off against this weekend’s guests last season, Vasco could be in for another overwhelming test on Sunday.

As for the visitors, while Vasco might find themselves in the midst of a real extended rut, the same cannot be said for a Palmeiras side that have really gone from strength to strength since bringing in new boss Abel Ferreira. Landing a deserved 1-0 win against RB Bragantino while on Copa do Brasil duties earlier in the week, the former PAOK Head Coach now finds his side in the midst of a five-match winning run across all competitions and they have impressed with their new-found resolve at the back. Only continuing to skyrocket up the Serie A standings, Palmeiras have conceded just a single goal in over 500 minutes of action and will be hugely confident of laying down another marker on their travels this weekend. Enjoying by far their most fruitful spell of the season so far, we’re backing an away victory for Verdão.

Bet: Palmeiras 20/21 to beat Vasco da Gama in Sunday’s Serie A showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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