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Nov 15, 2020 at 12.30am UK at Estadio Palestra Italia
PalmeirasPalmeiras
2-0
FluminenseFluminense
Veiga (52' pen., 60')
Santos (12'), Rafael (43')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Silva (51'), Araujo (53')

Preview: Palmeiras vs. Fluminense - prediction, team news, form guide

Sports Mole previews Sunday's Brasileiro clash between Palmeiras and Fluminense, including predictions, team news and form guide.

Palmeiras and Fluminense go head to head on Saturday night with just one point separating the two clubs in Brazil's top flight.

As well as holding a game in hand, Palmeiras would go two points above the visitors if they prevail at Allianz Parque.


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Palmeiras head coach Abel Ferreira pictured on November 8, 2020© Reuters

Having put together a 12-match unbeaten streak at the beginning of the season, Abel Ferreira was naturally left stunned when his side then suffered four defeats in succession.

Three of those losses came against opposition sitting in the bottom half of the standings, while the setback against Sao Paulo gave one of their rivals an advantage in the title race.

However, Verdao have successfully turned things around in recent weeks, recording three successive wins and clean sheets to move to within five points of leaders Internacional.

While former Shakhtar Donetsk frontman Luiz Adriano netted three times during that triple-header, Ferreira will be happy to see four of his squad get on the scoresheet.

In total, Palmeiras have recorded seven wins in a row in all competitions, but they will have to be at their best to prolong that streak against their next opponents.

Although Fluminense lost out to in-form Gremio in their last outing, Tricolor had previously been on an eight-match unbeaten streak in Serie A.

After the club finished in 14th position last season, Odair Hellmann will be delighted with the efforts of his squad at the midway point of the campaign.

Wellington Silva, formerly of Arsenal, has established himself as an important part of this group, but Fluminense require more contributions from a squad which have been heavily reliant on Nene and Evanilson.

Palmeiras Brasileiro form: LLLWWW
Palmeiras form (all competitions): WWWWWW

Fluminense Brasileiro form: WDDWWL


Team News

Palmeiras

Out: Jean (knee)

Fluminense

Doubtful: Frazan (knee)


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We say: Palmeiras 1-1 Fluminense

On the back of three successive victories, Palmeiras will fancy their chances of continuing their recent improvement. However, we are backing Fluminense to claim a share of the spoils in a low-scoring encounter at Allianz Parque.


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Our expert tipster partners at Sporita.com are predicting under 3.5 goals in this match. Click here to find out what else they are predicting for this game and for more of their tried-and-tested football tips.Under 3.5:data

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sao Paulo22128237201744
2Atletico Mineiro23133741291242
3FlamengoFlamengo2312653831742
4Fluminense2411673426839
5PalmeirasPalmeiras23108533231038
6SantosSantos2410863629738
7InternacionalInternacional23107633221137
8Gremio2291032820837
9CearaCeara248883434032
10FortalezaFortaleza247982321230
11Corinthians247982529-430
12BragantinoBragantino2461082928128
13Athletico ParanaenseAthletico PR2484122027-728
14Atletico GoianienseAtletico GO2361072027-728
15Bahia2484122939-1028
16Sport RecifeSport2374122133-1225
17Vasco da GamaVasco2266102431-724
18Coritiba2456132032-1221
19Botafogo2331192230-820
20GoiasGoias2337132440-1616

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