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America MG vs Palmeiras Brasileiro Serie A Date: Sunday, 9th October 2016, Kick-off at 21:00 UK Venue: Estadio Municipal Jacy Scaff, Londrina (Neutral Venue).
America Mineiro were on a four match unbeaten run before the 3-0 defeat to Coritiba in the previous round fixture. They continue to remain at the rock bottom of the Brasileiro Serie A with a massive 12 point distance to safety from the relegation zone. They were also on a 2 match winning run at home and their chances to keep the good run going is dent a blow as they welcome the league leaders Palmeiras into a neutral venue in Londrina.
Palmeiras have a three point from the second placed Flamengo. And it is important for them to keep winning in order to end their 12 year wait for the Serie A title. The form is on their side with a 11-match unbeaten run and wins from the last three.
America MG vs Palmeiras: Head-to-Head Stats
The clashes between America and Palmeiras have produced more draws than wins. There are five draws from the previous 9 matches between them, while Palmeiras won 3 as against America’s 1 win.
America are win-less at home from 4 matches as 3 of them have ended in draw and Palmeiras winning 1.
While Palmeiras have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 1 from their 5 home matches.
The first leg clash of the 2016 season ended in a 2-0 win for Palmeiras.
America MG vs Palmeiras: Prediction
Palmeiras are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches, with 5 wins coming from their last 7. Their last five away matches have seen 4 wins and clean-sheets in four of them. This match is played in a neutral venue and this set a perfect stage for Palmeiras to grab another win and extend their lead at the top of the table.
Only 2 of the last 9 matches between these two sides have seen over 2.5 goals. Also Palmeiras are the second best defensive side in the league and it will prove quite hard for America to find a way through. So there is a good chance for this game to see under 2.5 goals.