Chapecoense vs Sao Paulo
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 16th July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Arena Conda.
Chapecoesne were off to a surprisingly promising kick off to their Serie A season, but the team entered a dreadful series of results which caused the drop to the 16th position in the league standings after 13 rounds of the competition.
They will try and get their campaign back on track this Sunday when they meet fellow strugglers Sao Paulo in the 14th round of Campeonato Brasileiro.
The change on the bench did not provoke the expected positive shock as Chapeco took only a single point from last two league fixtures with Atletico PR and Sport Recife.
The new manager Vinicius Eutropio was inconsolable watching his team suffering a demolishing 3-0 defeat to struggling Sport Recife side on Thursday evening.
The failure made it six losses and two draws in last eight games in all competitions for the hosts who are desperate for points ahead of the clash with Sao Paulo.
The story is quite similar with Tricolor who seemed to be much better at the start of the season.
Dorival Junior’s side just does not seem able to find the chemistry in the defense as the team allowed at least two goals in each of last three league outings.
Sao Paulo failed to see off the league’s newcomers Atletico GO who took their first point on the road in sixth attempt on Thursday.
Chapecoense vs Sao Paulo: Head to head
This will only be the sixth head to head encounter between the two sides.
The draw has been the most frequent of the outcomes happening on three occasions, but Chapecoense clinched a 2-0 victory in the last match played in November last year.
Chapecoense vs Sao Paulo: Prediction
Both teams showed plenty of vulnerabilities at the back in the recent period which is why we just can’t see any of them keeping the clean sheet in their seventh H2H encounter.
As for the outcome, the draw might we worth trying at the odds of 12/5.
Chapecoense vs Sao Paulo: Bet Tips
The main pick will be BTTS at the odds of 19/20.
Braver punters can chase the draw at 12/5.