Is Palmeiras the next victim? Gabigol has scored against all Paulistas so far!
Palmeiras and Flamengo already have a date to meet. The clubs face each other on August 21 for the 23rd round of the Brazilian Championship. One of the highlights will be to see Gabigol complete the list of victims from São Paulo. Check below the attacker’s numbers and what bets to place on this game.
Gabigol’s season is not the brightest in terms of balls in the net. For the Brazilian Championship, there were only six goals, and he appears far from the artillery, which at the moment belongs to Germán Cano, with 13.
But despite not being as good a scorer as in other times, thanks to the partnership with Pedro, who makes him leave the area, Gabigol has an impressive performance.
What most calls attention in the striker’s performance is that he scored this season against three of the four biggest forces in São Paulo football.
The first victim was Santos, on July 3, when, for the 15th round of the Brazilian Championship, he entered the field in the second half and scored the winning goal by 2-1.
On August 3, Gabigol scored the second in the 2-0 triumph against Corinthians in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores.
The list was expanded just four days later, when he once again entered the second half and closed the 2-0 against São Paulo.
To top it off, all three goals were scored away from home. Now, only Palmeiras is missing among the four main clubs in São Paulo, and this time’s commitment will be at Allianz Parque.
Yield against Palmeiras
Since Gabigol signed with Flamengo in 2019, Rubro-negro has faced Palmeiras on nine occasions. The most impressive detail is that the team from Rio has never been defeated in normal time. Four wins and five draws.
In one of these equalities, Flamengo was victorious on penalties for the Supercopa, while Palmeiras won in overtime in the Copa Libertadores decision.
Of these nine clashes, Gabigol just didn’t enter the field in three opportunities. Of the six games in which he participated, he scored in four. In total he scored six times, an average of one goal per game.
The striker’s best performances were in 2019, when he scored 2 goals in both the first and second rounds. The latter even in Allianz Parque itself, stage of the game in August of this year.
The match is also fundamental for the Brazilian Championship. There is still a round to go before this classic, but at the moment the difference between Palmeiras and Flamengo is nine points.
This means that an Alviverde triumph practically decides the dispute between the teams. After all, a Brazilian champion has never been able to overcome a disadvantage of more than 11 points in the Championship.
Palmeiras and Flamengo performance
Palmeiras lives a great season. The club is leader of the Brasileirão with 45 points, having won 13 games, drawn six and lost two. The team also has the best attack in the competition, with 36 goals, and the least leaked defense, with 14. Alviverde is still alive in the Copa Libertadores, and will face Athletico-PR in the semifinals.
Flamengo, on the other hand, had a bad phase with Paulo Sousa, but it rocked after the arrival of coach Dorival Jr. and continues in the dispute of three competitions.
For the Brasileirão, the team has 36 points, with 11 wins, three draws and seven defeats. Rubro-negro has the second best attack, with 32 goals and the second least leaked defense, with 19 conceded.
The cariocas are still in the quarterfinals of the Copa do Brasil against Athletico-PR and face Vélez in the semifinal of the Copa Libertadores.
With all these numbers and information, some markets become even more interesting to bet on this Palmeiras vs Flamengo.
Gabigol’s performance against clubs from São Paulo and the striker’s history against Palmeiras draws attention to betting on the scorers.
You can select that Gabigol scores the first goal of the game, the last one, or that he at least scores the net at some point. As well as you can also select that he makes two or more.
It is also possible to resort to combined markets, in which you select which attacker scores a goal and define the result of the match, whether Flamengo wins or Palmeiras.
Although the bet on Gabigol’s goal is interesting, a better way is just to select that the match will have balls in the nets. This way you gain as much if the author is the attacker, as if it is any other.
This market is special mainly because they are the two best attacks in the competition, which have averages of more than 1.5 goals per game. So total goals above 2.5 is a good option. In this case, the match must end with at least three balls in the net.
Another prominent market is the result. Here it can be both who will be the winner, and the double chance, in which you win with two of the three possible outcomes. An interesting option due to the higher odds offered, as the confrontation is very balanced.
Given the good performance of Gabigol and the invincibility of Rubro-negro with the striker inside Allianz Parque, Flamengo’s double chance away from home is a good scenario.
Something fundamental when betting is to analyze the player’s phase and the retrospect against certain teams. With this you will be able to identify the athlete’s morale and if he usually has an extra motivation against an opponent.
Gabigol’s performance brings exactly this component. The striker has a nose for goals against Palmeiras and is a key player for Flamengo.
To complete, the weight of the game makes betting on balls in the net a very interesting path.