A new national championship is now gaining momentum in Brazil. The highlight of the next round will undoubtedly be another “Nostalgia Classico”: Santos host another Rio de Janeiro giants, Palmeiras, at the Vila Belmiro. Which of these top clubs will win this time around? The audience of the website has a forecast for the central match that will be played beyond midnight on 29 May 2022. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet login.
Santos risk staying in the middle of the Brazilian championship
The Pisces are undoubtedly legends of their country’s Serie A, and indeed of all Latin American football. They have produced a host of stars, from Pele to Neymar and Robinho. But it has long been difficult to convert that into trophies. The last time they managed to win the league title was in 2004, and in 2011 they won the Copa Libertadores. But then there were few serious new successes – yes, we qualified for a new final of the continental tournament in 2020, but lost there. And in Serie A last season, they only managed to finish in the top 10 of the Brasileirao. In the new season, they managed to prove themselves worthy in the Copa Sudamericana. In the national championship they also got off to a decent start: 3 wins and 2 losses in the first 7 rounds. And if it wasn’t for the nil draw in the previous meeting with Ceará…
Palmeiras are used to setting themselves maximum goals
The Piggies won their country’s championship in 2016 and 2018. In 2020, they once again took the Copa Libertadores and were able to defend their status as the winner of that tournament in the next draw. At the same time, they also managed to finish in a relatively high, 3rd place, in the domestic arena. Now, Abel Ferreira’s men are constantly striving to win everything and everywhere. So far, the season has been a success. The Brazilians managed to secure a place in the Champions League play-offs ahead of schedule. At the same time, they got off to a fairly confident, though not ideal, start in Brasileirao. They didn’t get off to the best start, starting 2-3 at home to Ceará, had 1 win in the first 5 rounds of Serie A, but then went on to win dryly against Red Bull Bragantino and Juventude.
Palmeiras are unbeaten in 8 extreme matches, with 6 derbies won in that stretch. This included a 1-0 win in the state championship in March.
Santos isn’t bad, but Palmeiras seems to be at least as good. We recommend betting on the guests to continue their successful streak in the derby with another win (odds – 2.27).