Serie A match preview: Goiás believed to be the weaker party when Palmeiras pays a visit

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Competition: Brazil Serie A
Competition: Sun 22.November
Match begins: 00:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio de Hailé Pinheiro (50049 seats)

Struggling Goiás will be hoping to pull off an upset when they welcome high-flying Palmeiras in the upcoming league round. It’s 20th vs 5th and the home crowd will have moderate expectations.

It’s a hectic schedule for the away team, as they were in action only three days ago in the Copa do Brasil. That game was also an away game, at Ceará. It will be interesting to see if they are fully ready and rested for this match, and/or if some changes in the lineup is necessary.

These teams have little in common geographically as Palmeiras have to travel 900 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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Goiás form and stats

Goiás's struggle is real here at Estádio de Hailé Pinheiro with only 9 points collected from 10 Serie A games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 2-3-5. All in all it has been a very rough period for Goiás who hasn’t won a league-game in their last eleven attempts. Their previous win was against Internacional, 69 days ago.

The Goiás crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 0-1 to Athletico PR here at Estádio de Hailé Pinheiro in a Serie A match. A defeat was the result before that one, 1-2 away at Sao Paulo.

Tadeu had a busy but productive day in the Athletico PR match. Despite making seven saves the loss could not be prevented.

Goiás has scored 14 league goals at home this season, in 10 matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 18 goals have been conceded.

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Palmeiras form and stats

As the visiting team in Serie A matches, Palmeiras, who have the fewest conceded goals (8) away in Serie A, have produced an overall stat of 5-3-2 so far. The visitors have performed well in their home games as well, building a total win streak of four games home and away. Palmeiras hope to make it five in this match. Palmeiras has recorded two wins in a row in their away matches and hold legitimate hopes of a third one.

409 minutes! That's how long the Palmeiras goalkeeper Jailson Marcelino dos Santos and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

Palmeiras are the visiting side once again, their previous game being the 2-2 draw at Ceará (placed 14th). A home win before that, celebrating 2-0 vs Fluminense.

Drawing 2-2 against Ceará after 90 minutes last time out was very disappointing after leading the match 2-0. Their manager A. Moreira Ferreira needs to evaluate why the team couldn't defend their result.

The visitors will be packing their bags again in only four days as another away game awaits: The Copa Libertadores trip to Delfin.

Palmeiras have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 10 league away games 13 goals have been scored. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (8 so far).

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Palmeiras - Goiás 1-1 played earlier this season. Goiás-Palmeiras H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Goiás four wins, Palmeiras five wins, one draw. five of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

PalmeirasL. de Souza da Silva
L. de Souza da Silva
7 goals
PalmeirasR. Cavalcante Veiga
R. Cavalcante Veiga
6 goals
GoiásV. Lopes da Silva
V. Lopes da Silva
5 goals

Goiás missing players

Palmeiras missing players

Goiás Palmeiras
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
19 10 2 Played P 4 10 20
2 2 1 Won W 3 5 9
6 3 0 Drew D 0 3 7
11 5 1 Lost L 1 2 4
21 14 3 Scored S 7 13 28
34 18 3 Conceded C 3 8 20
95% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
84% 80% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 80% 90%
58% 50% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 30% 40%
26% 40% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 10%
16% 30% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
68% 70% 50% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 60%
16% 20% 50% Clean Sheets C S 50% 40% 30%
21% 10% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 10% 10%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.4 4.3 4.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.8 2.9 2.8
4 3 2 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
178 118 18 Total Shots T S 45 116 259
60 32 3 Shots on Target S O 13 33 83
35% 44% 100% Goal Efficiency G E 54% 39% 34%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Goiás has the fewest points (9) at home in Serie A
  • Goiás has the most conceded goals (18) at home in Serie A
  • Goiás has the most conceded goals (34) in Serie A
  • Goiás has the most conceded goals in the second half (19) in Serie A
  • Goiás has the most dropped points from leading position (18) in Serie A
  • Goiás has the the worst goal difference (-13) in Serie A
  • Goiás has the the worst goal difference (-4) at home in Serie A
  • Goiás haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Goiás is in the worst form (0-3-3)
  • Palmeiras has the fewest conceded goals (8) away in Serie A
  • Palmeiras has the the best goal difference (+5) away in Serie A
  • 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 Atlético Mineiro 21 12 2 7 37 26 11 8 2 1 25 8 10 4 0 6 12 18 11 38
2 Internacional 21 10 6 5 32 20 10 6 4 0 19 8 11 4 2 5 13 12 12 36
3 Sao Paulo 18 10 6 2 29 17 9 6 3 0 14 5 9 4 3 2 15 12 12 36
4 Flamengo 21 10 6 5 34 30 10 4 4 2 15 12 11 6 2 3 19 18 4 36
5 Palmeiras 20 9 7 4 28 20 10 4 4 2 15 12 10 5 3 2 13 8 8 34
6 Santos 21 9 7 5 30 24 11 5 4 2 19 12 10 4 3 3 11 12 6 34
7 Grêmio 20 8 9 3 26 19 10 5 4 1 16 10 10 3 5 2 10 9 7 33
8 Fluminense 21 9 5 7 29 24 11 6 3 2 19 11 10 3 2 5 10 13 5 32
9 Bahia 21 8 4 9 28 30 11 6 1 4 17 14 10 2 3 5 11 16 -2 28
10 Athletico PR 21 7 4 10 18 21 11 4 3 4 9 9 10 3 1 6 9 12 -3 25
11 Sport Recife 21 7 4 10 19 28 10 5 0 5 12 14 11 2 4 5 7 14 -9 25
12 Corinthians 21 6 7 8 24 29 10 3 4 3 13 16 11 3 3 5 11 13 -5 25
13 Fortaleza 20 6 6 8 20 19 10 5 2 3 11 7 10 1 4 5 9 12 1 24
14 Ceará 20 6 6 8 25 30 10 5 3 2 12 9 10 1 3 6 13 21 -5 24
15 Atletico GO 21 5 9 7 19 27 10 2 5 3 13 15 11 3 4 4 6 12 -8 24
16 Bragantino 21 5 8 8 25 28 10 4 3 3 14 11 11 1 5 5 11 17 -3 23
17 Vasco da Gama 19 6 4 9 22 26 9 3 2 4 9 9 10 3 2 5 13 17 -4 22
18 Coritiba 21 5 5 11 19 28 10 3 2 5 6 8 11 2 3 6 13 20 -9 20
19 Botafogo 20 3 11 6 20 25 11 2 5 4 11 14 9 1 6 2 9 11 -5 20
20 Goiás 19 2 6 11 21 34 10 2 3 5 14 18 9 0 3 6 7 16 -13 12

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.