America MG to continue their progress
Bet 1: Back America MG @ 3/4 – KO 22:00 GMT
America MG have climbed to ninth in the Brazilian Serie A, thanks largely to four wins from their last five matches.
They are back in the top flight for the first time since 2018, and after losing seven of their opening dozen outings, they have gone on to lose just three of their next 20.
A home fixture against Atletico GO, should be relatively straightforward. The visitors are down in 14th, just two points clear of the relegation zone.
Worryingly for their supporters, the team have taken just one point from a possible 12 of late – failing to score a single goal. In their last five on the road, it’s one draw, followed by four defeats, and they didn’t find the net themselves during that period.
Palmeiras to drop more points
Bet 2: Back Sao Paulo & Draw @ 10/11 – KO 23:30 GMT
Palmeiras’ title challenge probably came to an end three days ago. They had won six on the bounce to close the gap on the leaders to 10 points, but they were beaten at Fluminese, and are now 13 points adrift with only 18 left to play for.
Sao Paulo, on the other hand, are still in a fight, but it’s just at the wrong end of the table. They have endured a miserable, with then manager, Hernan Crespo, replaced by Rogerio Ceni in October.
The Brazilian has a mixed record thus far, winning two, drawing two and losing three of his seven matches in charge. They were beaten 4-0 at home by Flamengo at the weekend, but with Palmeiras now having little to play for, I think that they can earn at least a point tonight, in their battle to survive.
Champions to go down fighting
Bet 3: Back Flamengo 4/7 – KO 00:30 GMT (Thurs)
Flamengo trail Atletico Mineiro at the top of the Campeonato by 11 points, but they do have this game in hand, so their quest for a third straight title is still alive.
Their form of late has been pretty good – four wins and two draws – with one of those victories coming against their title rivals.
Corinthians won’t be a pushover – they are in fifth and have won three of their last four – but all three of those wins came at home, and on their travels it’s been three defeats and three draws from their last six.