Palmeiras vs Flamengo Match Preview
Palmeiras have gone off the boil of late, and host a Flamengo team in good form, with both having eyes on a Copa Libertadores spot. Infogol’s Analyst will preview the game, producing the best bets for the big game.
Palmeiras have lost their last two matches, and have struggled in the process, creating very few chances in the process. They have generated just 1.4 xG in those two matches, while conceding 4.8 xG in that time, as their title push looks to have ended.
They are now looking ominously over their shoulders as they bid to hold onto a Copa Libertadores place, with just four points separating them and their seventh placed opponents in this match. A much improved performance is needed if they are to get anything from this game.
Flamengo ended a three match winless run by beating Cruzeiro in midweek, a deserved win in which they generated a lot of good chances (1.94 xG). They have been generating a lot of good opportunities in matches all season, and this is expected to continue in this match.
They sit first in Infogol’s expected table, showing how well and how consistent they have been performing over the season, having the best process in the league by some way. They have the highest expected goals for (xGF) of anyone in the league – 52.9 xG – and the lowest expected goals against (xGA) also – 33.8 xG – so have been unlucky this season.
Palmeiras have another tough task on their hands, facing the best team in Brazil (according to xG). Though the home side have struggled to create many chances of late, they are expected to get on the scoresheet in this match, as are the visitors – with both teams to score the selection.
BTTS @ 8/11