Serie A is taking a break for the Copa America, but let’s have a look at how the table was left.
Serie A is currently half-way through their mid-season break to accommodate the Copa America that’s currently taking place in Brazil. In this article, we will summarise the current state of the Brazilian league after nine games, taking a look at who’s started well and who will be glad to get away from the action, albeit only for a month.
Brazil: Who is Top of Serie A?
Palmeiras currently tops the table and will do so even after the league returns on July 13th. They are 5 points clear and probably wished they could have continued playing without the Copa America disruption. In their last 5 games before the break, they won all 5 and conceded just the single goal, in an away victory at Chapecoense.
Over 2.5 Percentage
Goal Stats in Serie A
As you might expect, it’s Palmeiras again who lead the way in terms of goals scored. However, if you’re just looking for goals without the need to pick sides, look no further than Fluminense. They are currently 16th in Serie A and there have been 3.22 goals per game on average. This is partly down to their away form, where they have conceded 2.60 goals per game.
Best Defence in Brazilian Serie A
You guessed it, it’s Palmeiras. From the opening 9 games in Serie A, they have kept 7 clean sheets. That’s outstanding. Next in the charts is Corinthians, who has 5 clean sheets in 8 games. They, like Palmeiras, have kept a clean sheet in all of their home games so far. Unfortunately for Corinthians, they have not had the same success at the other end of the pitch and despite their defensive efforts are 10th in the table.
Form Before The Copa America
Looking at the last 6 games, there’s some real winners and losers. Obviously, Palmeiras. However, let’s shine a light on some of the other sides also performing well in Brazil. SC Internacional has lost just 1 of their last 6 games, failing to score in just a single game.
If you’re looking for goals, Chapecoense might be the team for you. 83% of their last 6 fixtures ended with 3 or more goals being scored. If BTTS is more your market, they’ll do too. 100% of their last 6 games saw both teams hitting the back of the net, with Chapecoense winning just a single fixture during that spell. They will be hoping to come back from the break in much better shape, as will Alagoano.
Alagoano is currently 19th in the league and won just 1 of their last 6 fixtures. Overall this season, they have won just 11% of games with none coming on the road. Next up, they host Corinthians. A side who has not conceded a goal vs a side that has yet to score a goal on the road.
Thanks for reading. Who do you think will make the most of their return to Serie A after the Copa America has finished? The action returns on 13th July and, as always, you can find all the stats you need here: