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Guide to the Brasileirão Serie A 2020

Guide to the Brasileirão Serie A 2020
Stay tuned for the start of the Brasileirão, and follow our guide of the 2020 Series.
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Wednesday, August 5 2020

We at the Online Academy have prepared a guide for the Brasileirão Serie A 2020 in order to pass on some important information for you to stay on the inside when placing your bets.

The Brasileirão 2020 is another competition to be played in an unusual way due to the coronavirus pandemic. So CBF needed to make changes to its calendar.

According to the dates released by CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation), the Brazilian Championship will end only in 2021, which causes a major change in the calendar. Thus, the first round of the Brasileirão 2020 will take place on August 8-10, and the championship is scheduled to end on February 24, 2021.

In addition, the vacations of players working in Brazil were anticipated due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as it was already predicted that the calendar would be extended. That way, it will have a stop just for Christmas and New Year. Especially because, on the CBF agenda, there are matches already scheduled for December 27 and January 3.

The format of the Brazilian Championship follows the same, with 20 teams and 38 rounds. It's for this reason that the calendar will be extended, the entity never chose to change the format of the competition.

It is worth mentioning that the CBF chose not to paralyze the Brasileirão 2020 on the dates when the Copa America and Olympic Games, scheduled for 2021, take place.

As a reminder, all confrontations will be disputed following the recommendations of WHO (World Health Organization) and the Ministry of Health. All matches will be with a very small number of employees and without an audience.

However, it is important to note that some games will be postponed and rescheduled due to the state finals.
No entanto, é importante ressaltar que alguns jogos serão adiados e remarcados por conta das finais dos estaduais.

Below, see which games should be rescheduled:

Corinthians vs Atlético-GO (postponed)
Palmeiras vs Vasco (postponed)
Grêmio vs Fluminense (to be confirmed)
Coritiba vs Internacional (to be confirmed)

Stay tuned and be sure to place your bets on the Brasileirão. Below we will list the matches of the first round, making a brief summary of the matches so you can get used to the start of the championship.

Below, see the matches of the first round of the Brasileirão:

- Flamengo vs Atlético-MG

- Botafogo vs Bahia

- Palmeiras vs Vasco (postponed)

- Santos vs RB Bragantino

- Corinthians vs Atlético-GO (postponed)

- Grêmio vs Fluminense (to be confirmed)

- Sport vs Ceará

- Coritiba vs Internacional

- Fortaleza vs Athletico

- Goiás vs Sao Paulo


Find out the information about the first round matches:

Flamengo vs Atlético-MG

Flamengo is once again one of the main favorites to win the title of the competition, due to its great squad, for being the current champion, and for all the titles won last season. They recently won the Campeonato Carioca and changed their coach, but that shouldn't affect the team's performance much. Thus, Flamengo must go all out to start the competition adding the 3 points. Atlético-MG has strengthened a lot, both in the squad and in their coaching staff, and promises to bother this season in the competition. Therefore, they must fight a difficult duel with Flamengo in this match.

Because they play at home and are a team that has been assembled for a long time, Flamengo takes favoritism in this duel. So there is no better probability than betting on the victory of the red-black team.

Botafogo vs Bahia

Botafogo has come from bad retrospect for some time now in the competitions they are playing. This season, in the Campeonato Carioca they managed to reach only the semifinal of the competition. They do not have a great squad and haven't won a match in 4 games. Bahia has grown a lot within the Brazilian Championship. Last season they got a spot in the Copa Sudamericana, now they go on the field aiming to have a better performance and will bet on his strong offensive system for this match.

The Botafogo team comes under pressure for victory and will play at home, so there is a high probability that the team will end up winning the duel. Betfair has an Odd worth @ 2.5 on the victory of the home team.

Santos vs Red Bull Bragantino

The Santos team won the second place in the Brasileirão last season. However, this season things are not showing signs that they will be good for the team. That's because they are experiencing a crisis off the field and are losing several players, which ends up reflecting on the field, in addition to not having Jorge Sampaoli anymore. Bragantino has now moved up from Serie B, after a great campaign. Thus, the team sought to strengthen itself and its main objective is to place itself among the giants of Brazilian football.

Grêmio vs Fluminense (to be confirmed)

Grêmio has been one of the main teams in the country in recent years, always one of the favorites in all the competitions it disputes. As much as Grêmio never focus 100% of its chips on the competition title, it is always among the first placed, and is a very good team. Fluminense is another team from Rio de Janeiro that tries to raise their level. Especially because, for some years, they have not been considered a favorite or as one of the main teams in the country. For this season the "tricolor" carioca strengthened and promises to disturb the competition.

Sport Recife vs Ceará 

Sport is another team coming from the Serie B of the Brasileirão, having guaranteed its place in 2nd place. It is one of the best teams in its state, and comes to this Brasileirão with thoughts ahead, not just aiming to fight not to fall. The local factor can be a differential for the team in this duel. Ceará did not make the campaign that was expected in the last Brasileirão, and almost ended up in the second division. However, now they must face the competition in another way, aiming to fight for something more.

Sport and Ceará have almost the same technical quality, and the two teams will enter the field to press in search of the goal. 1XBet offers an odd 2.05 for both to balance the nets.

Coritiba vs Internacional

Coritiba got access to Serie A after securing the 3rd place in Serie B. Now, in their domain, they will try to make their debut with a victory against Internacional, as this would give confidence to the home team from the start. However, the Coritiba team does not have such a qualified squad. Internacional has grown every year, and is almost always a favorite in the competitions they play for. In addition, they started a good job with their new coach Eduardo Coudet, a fact that promises to be the team's differential for the season. The team from Rio Grande do Sul continues to strengthen and promises to come strong once again for the championship dispute.
Internacional takes favoritism in the confrontation, for the moment and because it is a more qualified team. Betfair is paying @ 2.25 for the victory of the gaucho team.

Fortaleza vs Athletico-PR

Rogério Ceni's Fortaleza did a very good job this season, and is confident for another Brazilian Championship. Especially because they got a place in the Copa Sudamericana and now they aim at Libertadores. They have a well-assembled team and some quality players. Athletico-PR had a great season in 2019, having won the Copa do Brasil and placed in the 5th place of the Brasileirão. Now, the team is focused on trying to make another great year and win titles. Even having suffered a dismantling in the squad and having lost the coach, they have the title of the state under way, and this can boost confidence.

This tends to be a very disputed match between the two teams, with both fighting a lot for the result. 1XBet has an interesting odd for both to score goals, paying @ 1.90.

Goiás vs Sao Paulo

Goiás surprised everyone last season, as the team was in 10th place and guaranteed a place in the South American Cup, having made a very good campaign. Now, it comes even stronger and with more confidence for 2020. They will be playing at home and, even without their fans, they will use this as a key factor to seek a victory. Things are not going well for the São Paulo team. They were eliminated from the Campeonato Paulista and generated a great revolt in their fans, who even asked for the resignation of coach Fernando Diniz. Now, they will try to start the competition with a victory to have more confidence in the rest of the competition.

São Paulo is pressured by the victory and has a more qualified squad than their opponent. Therefore, the visiting team's probability of victory is high. So, we brought Odd worth @ 2.20 at 1XBet on the victory of the "tricolor".

It is possible to place several bets at houses such as Betfair, Bet365, 1XBet, among others, as well as listed and mentioned above. In addition, you can also bet on who will take the competition title. Below is the list with the probability values of the possible Brazilian champions, through Betfair.

Odds of the possible Brazilian champions

 Athletico-PR: @ 26.0
Atlético-MG: @ 34.0
Atlético-GO: @ 501.0
Bahia: @ 501.0
Botafogo: @ 501.0
Ceará: @ 501.0
Corinthians: @ 34.0
Coritiba: @ 501.0
Flamengo: @ 2.1
Fluminense: @ 67.0
Fortaleza: @ 251.0
Goiás: @ 251.0
Grêmio: @ 6.5
Internacional: @ 26.0
Palmeiras: @ 3.75
RB Bragantino: @ 101.0
Santos: @ 9.0
São Paulo: @ 23.0
Sport Recife: @ 501.0
Vasco: @ 67.0