Match preview Serie A: Fortaleza - Palmeiras at Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo

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Competition: Brazil Serie A
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 23:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo (67000 seats)

Getting closer to the top teams is at stake when these two mid-table clubs battle it out. Both will be aiming to improve their league table standing, Fortaleza in 8th and Palmeiras in 7th place.

It's no vacation for neither Fortaleza nor Palmeiras as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

Palmeiras have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 3000 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

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Fortaleza form and stats

Fortaleza, who have the fewest conceded goals (11) in Serie A, have performed here at Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo this season with 4 wins from 7 Serie A matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 2 games and lost 1.

The home supporters saw a 3-3 draw versus Sao Paulo in the Copa do Brasil last time out and are looking for a win here. A 0-0 draw away in the Serie A before that, with Coritiba the opponent.

A goal frenzy last time out for Fortaleza, with a total of 6 goals in the match against Sao Paulo. Fun stuff to watch!

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the Cearense 1 game versus Ceara in only three days. This game is also played here at Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo.

The Fortaleza fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 7 in 7 matches. Fortaleza have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 3 goals.

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Palmeiras form and stats

3-3-1 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Palmeiras, who have the fewest conceded goals (6) away in Serie A, in their Serie A matches away. Three has not been a lucky number for Palmeiras as they have been defeated three times in a row since the Ceara match.

Palmeiras failed to get anything from their last game, a Serie A home match vs Coritiba (placed 16th) that ended with defeat 1-3. The game before that, was lost at home, a 0-2 defeat against Sao Paulo.

Palmeiras goalkeeper Weverton had a great day against Coritiba, but despite making six saves the loss could not be avoided.

A quick return to home after this game, as Palmeiras are hosting Tigre in the Copa Libertadores only three days away.

Palmeiras have scored 9 goals on their travels this season, from 7 away games in the league. Palmeiras are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 6 times in 7 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

As for the last six games between these two teams, there's one Fortaleza victory, two draws and three Palmeiras wins. Over/under statistics; three of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

FortalezaW. Pereira do Nascimento
W. Pereira do Nascimento
4 goals
PalmeirasL. de Souza da Silva
L. de Souza da Silva
4 goals
PalmeirasW. Gomes de Siqueira
W. Gomes de Siqueira
4 goals

Fortaleza missing players

Palmeiras missing players

Fortaleza Palmeiras
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
15 7 2 Played P 1 7 15
5 4 1 Won W 0 3 5
6 2 1 Drew D 1 3 7
4 1 0 Lost L 0 1 3
14 7 1 Scored S 1 9 19
11 3 0 Conceded C 1 6 18
80% 71% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
53% 43% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 86% 93%
27% 29% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 29% 40%
7% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 13%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
40% 14% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 71% 80%
40% 71% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 29% 13%
40% 43% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 7%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.3 3.1 5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.4 2.6
3 2 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
155 81 26 Total Shots T S 10 85 197
43 26 8 Shots on Target S O 2 24 63
33% 27% 12% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 38% 30%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Fortaleza has the fewest conceded goals (11) in Serie A
  • Fortaleza has the fewest conceded goals (3) at home in Serie A
  • Fortaleza has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (4) in Serie A
  • Fortaleza has the fewest scored goals in the first half (5) in Serie A
  • Fortaleza has the most clean sheets (5) at home in Serie A
  • Fortaleza have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Fortaleza have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Palmeiras has the fewest conceded goals (6) away in Serie A
  • Palmeiras has the most matches over the total-line (10) in Serie A
  • Palmeiras have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Palmeiras haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Atletico Mineiro 15 10 1 4 30 17 8 7 1 0 21 6 7 3 0 4 9 11 13 31
2 Internacional 16 9 4 3 26 13 7 5 2 0 13 4 9 4 2 3 13 9 13 31
3 Flamengo 16 9 4 3 25 18 8 4 3 1 13 7 8 5 1 2 12 11 7 31
4 Sao Paulo 14 7 5 2 20 13 7 5 2 0 12 4 7 2 3 2 8 9 7 26
5 Fluminense 16 7 4 5 23 18 8 5 2 1 14 7 8 2 2 4 9 11 5 25
6 Santos 16 6 6 4 21 18 9 3 4 2 14 11 7 3 2 2 7 7 3 24
7 Palmeiras 15 5 7 3 19 18 8 2 4 2 10 12 7 3 3 1 9 6 1 22
8 Fortaleza 15 5 6 4 14 11 7 4 2 1 7 3 8 1 4 3 7 8 3 21
9 Atletico GO 16 5 6 5 16 20 7 2 3 2 11 10 9 3 3 3 5 10 -4 21
10 Sport Recife 16 6 2 8 18 24 8 4 0 4 11 12 8 2 2 4 7 12 -6 20
11 Gremio 15 4 8 3 17 15 8 3 4 1 10 7 7 1 4 2 7 8 2 20
12 Vasco da Gama 14 5 3 6 18 20 7 3 2 2 8 6 7 2 1 4 10 14 -2 18
13 Ceara 15 5 3 7 17 21 8 4 2 2 10 8 7 1 1 5 7 13 -4 18
14 Corinthians 16 4 6 6 18 20 7 2 4 1 10 9 9 2 2 5 8 11 -2 18
15 Botafogo 16 3 9 4 17 20 8 2 3 3 8 10 8 1 6 1 9 10 -3 18
16 Coritiba 16 4 4 8 13 20 7 2 2 3 3 4 9 2 2 5 10 16 -7 16
17 Bahia 15 4 3 8 18 23 8 3 1 4 11 12 7 1 2 4 7 11 -5 15
18 Atletico PR 15 4 3 8 11 16 9 3 3 3 6 6 6 1 0 5 5 10 -5 15
19 Bragantino 16 2 7 7 17 24 7 2 2 3 9 10 9 0 5 4 8 14 -7 13
20 Goias 13 2 3 8 18 27 7 2 1 4 12 15 6 0 2 4 6 12 -9 9

Read more about Serie A

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, often called the Brasileirão (or just Série A), is the primary football competition in Brazil. It has 20 teams playing each other twice from May to December, a total of 38 fixtures. The top team is crowned as the champion and the bottom four are relegated.