Before the Round – Brazil Serie A Round 21 (06-07/08/2022)

    Before the Round – Brazil Serie A Round 21 (06-07/08/2022)
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    After 20 match days in Serie A, Palmeiras lead the league table with 42 points. Corinthians are just four points back of the Big Green. Meanwhile, 20th-place Juventude are five points off of relegation safety. Matchday 21 could see a big shake-up in the league standings.

     

    Botafogo RJ - Ceará SC

    Botafogo sit 12th in Serie A heading into matchday 21’s home fixture with 14th-place Ceara. Draws have been the most common result between these teams from their last six matches. Four of the last six games finished as draws while the teams won once apiece.

    In April, Botafogo went to Ceara and claimed a 3-1 win. Over the course of Botafogo’s last six Serie A games, results have been up and down, however. Just six points from the last 18 points on offer were picked up by Botafogo.

    Ceara did little better with seven points from the last 18 points available. They go into the away fixture on a two-game losing streak.

    • Under 2.5 goals were seen in Botafogo RJ's last 7 matches in Serie A.
    • Ceará SC have won just 4 of their last 29 away matches in Serie A.
    • Botafogo RJ scored an average of 0.95 goals in their Serie A matches.
    • In their last 16 games in Serie A, Ceará SC have been undefeated on 13 occasions.
    • Prediction: Under 2.5 goals @1.60

     

    Juventude - América Mineiro

    Juventude are bottom of the Serie A table head of America MG’s visit. America MG are just four points above the relegation zone and this match is a Serie A six-pointer.

    American MG have slightly edged the head-to-head matchups with Juventude across their last six games. The visitors have a record of 2W-3D-1L against Juventude across the last six meetings.

    Juventude are unbeaten in their last two home matches. However, they have taken the fewest points in Serie A at home. Earlier this season, Juventude were beaten 4-1 by America MG away from home.

    • Juventude have won just 1 of their last 11 matches in Serie A.
    • América Mineiro have achieved just 1 win in their last 7 away Serie A games.
    • Juventude have scored an average of 0.80 goals in their games in Serie A.
    • The average number of goals scored by América Mineiro is 0.80 for their matches in Serie A.
    • Prediction: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60

     

    Fluminense RJ - Cuiabá Esporte

    Fluminense posted a narrow 1-0 win against Cuiaba earlier this season. Big Flu have a record of 2W-1D-0L across the teams’ last three head-to-head matchups.

    Fluminense are third in the table ahead of the weekend. The title is a possibility but seven points separate Fluminense and Palmeiras. Big Flu are unbeaten in their last six games and took 14 points from the last 18 points on offer.

    Cuiaba are in the relegation zone with one point separating them from safety. Each of Cuiaba’s last four Serie A games ended without a win.

    • Fluminense RJ are unbeaten in their last 9 Serie A games.
    • Cuiabá Esporte have won just 3 of their last 17 matches in Serie A.
    • The team of Fluminense RJ have achieved 4 straight home wins in Serie A.
    • Under 2.5 goals have been scored in the 5 most recent Serie A games of Cuiabá Esporte.
    • Prediction: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.65

     

    Palmeiras - Goiás

    League leader Palmeiras will host Goias this weekend following on from a midweek Copa Libertadores quarterfinal game versus Atletico MG. Palmeiras have struggled against Goias in recent seasons posting a record of 2W-2D-2L in their last six matches.

    Palmeiras are unbeaten in five straight games. They took 13 points from the last 18 points on offer. In April, Palmeiras could only manage a 1-1 draw against the newly-promoted side.

    Goias have been in decent form for a relegation-threatened team. Goias picked up eight points from the last 18 points on offer in the league.

    • Palmeiras have won all of their last 4 matches in Serie A.
    • Goiás are winless in their last 6 away matches in all leagues.
    • Palmeiras are unbeaten in 22 of their last 24 matches in Serie A.
    • On average, Palmeiras have been scoring 1.90 goals in their most recent home matches in Serie A.
    • Prediction: Palmeiras @ 1.25