For the rawness, pureness and genuineness of what this sport is and can be about, Brazilian football embodies them all. And so does the Brasileiro or the Brazilian Serie A.
It is no surprise that the Selecao is the most successful team in the World Cup. It has remained great and consistent over the years, producing legends and ambassadors. Indeed, the South American side is ranked first by FIFA at this point.
Teams like Palmeiras, Santos, Sau Paulo and Corinthians have continued to export top talents to European clubs. Neymar, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Gabriel Jesus and plenty more have made direct moves to the top leagues and settled in relatively easily.
Brazilian teams have also dominated the Copa Libertadores. Last season, Palmeiras and Flamengo from the Brasileiro made the finals with the former winners lifting their third continental title.
13 matches played so far in the Brasileiro in the new season that began in April. Smart punters have begun to pitch their tents and are getting rewarded.
Some brilliant patterns have come to the fore. Here are four of them that could help more punters get rewarded for their passion and stakes.
Palmeiras Double Chance At Home
Carrying on from where they stopped last season, Palmeiras lead the table with six matches before halfway.
Porco lead with three points, and yet, they have made considerable success this season. The defence, one of their Achilles heel has become more resolute. They have conceded only eight goals so far.
Abel Ferreira’s men also ended the group stage of the Copa Libertadores with a 100% record.
Since the opening day loss to Ceara, the leaders have not lost. Indeed, they have won their last four matches, keeping clean sheets in two of them.
Rony has contributed seven goals in attack. Likewise, Murilo Cequeira and Luan Garcia have been formidable in central defence.
While the Sao Paulo side might yet still lose or drop points, they will expectedly earn positive results in more matches than not.
Even then, smart punters can begin to take advantage of their excellent patch.
Goal/Goal In Matches Involving Santos
For many, in recent seasons, this club will be remembered as the team that produced PSG’s Neymar.
In 2011, they made the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan. They did lose quite heavily to Barcelona.
However, they have dropped off the pecking order in the last two seasons, finishing 10th last term.
Peixe currently sit in eighth position, level on points with Fluminense- the team holding the last Copa Libertadores spot.
Fabian Bustos’ men have drawn four of their last five matches. They have recorded eight goal/goal margins in 13 matches played so far.
This is a must-have option for intelligent punters interested in the Brasileiro.
Over 2.5 Goals In Matches Involving Internacional
In truth, the signs are great for Colorado this season under coach Mano Menezes. His men sit comfortably in fifth position, in contention for a continental spot.
After finishing the last campaign in 12th place, something had to give. Alexander Medina was let go.
One thing, however, Menezes will be keen to change will be the number of draws they are churning out. Even worse, three out of their last five draws have come from winning positions.
The combination of Vitao and Gabriel Mercado has seemed to lose concentration when it matters.
The Porto-Alegre side has recorded five over 2.5 goal margins this season, including their last three matches.
Under 3.5 Goals In Matches Involving Corinthians
Victor Pereira’s men will have their sights on the title. Indeed, it is not beyond them considering how they have begun the season.
Timao have won seven of 13 matches and lost only two. If anything, Pereira has prioritised the defence in his side’s play.
Only Palmeiras has conceded fewer goals. However, this has come at the expense of a fluid attack. Only Fluminese and Botafogo have scored fewer goals than their 17.
They have conceded more than two goals just once this season. No prize for guessing, Palmeiras was responsible for the concession of goals.
Corinthians has recorded 11 under 3.5 goals in Brasileiro this season. Hence, this option promises plenty for consistent punters.