Chapecoense vs Palmeiras, Sunday’s match for the seventh round of the Brazilian Series A Championship.
After four games of fasting, Chapecoense was able to take advantage of the bad moment experienced by Cruzeiro to rediscover the path to victory by scoring 2 to 1 in Belo Horizonte.
Thus, they reached the seven-point level and started the contest for the seventh round of the Brasileirão in the thirteenth position.
In addition, they achieved a reinforcement that they had been negotiating for some time. They closed with Internacional the signing of midfielder Camilo, which is now an option for coach Ney Franco, who said he did not have players in the play-making sector.
As home-team, the Santa Catarina team made three matches having won four points at the Condá Arena. They scored three goals in those clashes and suffered the same number of goals.
Palmeiras needed to do overtime this week. On Thursday, May 30, they fulfilled their commitment for the Brazilian Cup. Played in training pace against Sampaio Corrêa.
After scoring 1-0 in the match in São Luís, they completed the service in São Paulo, winning 2-0 to secure their place in the quarterfinals of the competition.
Coach Luis Felipe Scolari again followed his strategic line to renew the squad and is expected to make changes to the squad for Sunday’s meeting. He will remain without defender Luan, who is injured.
However, with 16 points, the leader of the Brasileirão is four points ahead of Atlético-MG, runner-up. Enough to know that they will enter the field in the first position of the Championship and will end this round in the lead, regardless of the result of this match and the other matches of the round.
Palmeiras has a great weapon in the defensive system. They only had one goal conceded, so far. However, although it is not a team with an offensive vocation, it isn’t below expectations in the attack.
They rocked the nets of their rivals in 13 opportunities, which put the team in the lead of the ranking of best attackers. Chapecoense counts in its favor with the house factor, although they don’t really take this advantage so far, mainly due to the fact that they had the week free for preparation.
This makes the prognostic on a draw a good option for this Sunday’s match for the seventh round of the Brazilian Series A Championship.