Pressed by two bad performances in their first matches at the Brasileirão 2020, Palmeiras face Athletico Paranaense this Wednesday, August 19th, at the Arena da Baixada, in Curitiba.
The meeting is part of the schedule for the fourth round of Serie A of the Brazilian Championship. The start is scheduled for 7:30 pm (Brasília time).
Although there was a movement in an attempt to change the regulation of the Brasileirão, the system of points scored, implemented in 2003, ended up prevailing for season 2020.
In this way, the teams will face each other in round-trip games for 38 rounds and, in the In the end, whoever has the most points gets the trophy.
The vast distribution of seats in international tournaments has also been retained. The first four places win a place in the group stage of the Copa Libertadores 2021.
Whoever is in fifth or sixth position can also get there. However, before you have to go through the elimination phase.
The classification zone for the next edition of the Copa Sudamericana extends from the seventh to the twelfth place.
The last four will be relegated to Serie B.
Athletico Paranaense also did not reap the result they wanted in the third round of the Brasileirão.
On Sunday, August 16, he was beaten, by 3 to 1, by Santos, in Vila Belmiro, losing the 100% advantage and the leadership of the tournament, which he shared with Atlético-MG and Internacional.
The Hurricane, which was led by Lucas Silvestre, son of coach Dorival Júnior, who is out of the game after an examination revealed that contamination by Covid-19, even suggested the possibility of putting a mixed team on the field.
However, in the end, he used the main team, which was lost after suffering the first goal.
Now, the club will have three straight games at home since the duel it would have with Atlético-MG, in Belo Horizonte, has been postponed since the Rooster will dispute the finals of the Mineiro Championship. So, after Palmeiras, he will catch Fluminense (August 22) and Bragantino (September 2).
At least in the first encounter, it is certain that Silvestre remains in charge, since Dorival Júnior remains in quarantine.
Against a Goias smashed without being able to count on 15 athletes of its squad in quarantine period due to the Covid-19 infection and acting at home, Palmeiras did not pass the tie, by 1 to 1, on Saturday night, August 15.
The result, of course, increased the tone of criticism over the team led by coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo.
After all, it was another one in the series of bad performances by the club. Even in the finals of the Paulista Championship, which reached the title with two draws against Corinthians and victory in the penalty shootout, the performance was poor.
Winning the cup, however, ended up putting that factor in the background.
In the debut at the Brasileirão, which happened in the second round due to the delay in Paulistão’s schedule, however, the low productivity was clear in the tie, by 1 to 1, with Fluminense, in Maracanã, and won as an aggravation the tie against a team which, in practice, was a match between what was left of the squad and young players called at the last minute to compose the squad.
Striker Gabriel Veron, recovered from a muscle injury, could be the novelty for Wednesday’s game. He returned to training with the group and was made available to Luxembourg.
However, it must be related to the reserve bank.
Football Prediction of the Day Athletico Paranaense vs Palmeiras
With more technical resources, however, without being able to use them well, Palmeiras has a more organized Athletico Paranaense on their way.
Thus, the prognosis for equality is a good guess for this Wednesday’s meeting for the fourth round of the Brasileirão 2020.
Bet Tips: Palmeiras