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Probable Lineups

4-2-3-1
3-4-3
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(10) 7 Goals 5 (7)
(9) 7 Assists 3 (4)
(6.8) 7.6 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.8)
28.3 Average Age 25.5
180 Average Height (cm) 178.5
(1.5) 1.5 Shots pg 1.6 (1.6)
(56%) 59% Aerial Duel Success 46% (43%)
(1) 0.8 Dribbles pg 1.4 (1.7)
(2.3) 1.9 Tackles pg 1.1 (1.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Ricardo Goulart Out 6.08
Willian Out N/A
Felipe Melo Doubtful 7.71
Gustavo Scarpa Doubtful 6.65
No missing players.

Team News

  • Willian and Ricardo Goulart remain injured and will not feature here.
  • Gustavo Scarpa and Felipe Melo will be reassessed closer to kick-off. The latter is the likeliest to recover ahead for Saturday.
  • Bruno Henrique scored a brace against Atlético last weekend and will be boosted here.
  • Raphael Veiga and Lucas Lima will fight for a place in the middle of the park.
  • Sampaoli will have a full squad to pick from on Saturday.
  • Everton, Soteldo and Sasha didn't play against Atletico in midweek but they should return to the starting XI here.
  • Despite using a back-four against Vasco, Sampaoli is expected to return to a 3-4-3 formation.

Prediction

  • Palmeiras ended Atlético MG's undefeated run with a 2-0 win in Belo Horizonte, which reflects how well they have played in recent weeks. They have joined Santos and Sao Paulo at the top of the table.
  • Despite drawing against Corinthians in midweek, Santos should to be fresh on Sunday after Sampaoli rested some key players. They will try to stay top of the table by defeating a direct rival.
  • This will be an interesting match to follow between two of the form teams in the league. Anything can happen at the 'Clássico da Saudade'.
Prediction:
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User Predictions

Comments (1)

 
  • The pragmatic football of Palmeiras is giving results and will not be different in this classic against Santos, it will hardly lose. Santos has improved a lot with the arrival of Sampaoli and has been making a very good campaign. Palmeiras 1 - 0 Santos