Palmeiras vs Sao Paulo Preview and Predictions

Aron Wright - June 1, 2018

Palmeiras vs Sao Paulo
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 3rd June 2018
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK / 02:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo.

You will rarely see one side heading into the Sap Paulo Clasico with the big favourite tag, but this is just the case ahead of Saturday’s derby at Allianz Parque. The visitors have been enjoying a stellar form in the last couple of weeks and they are yet to suffer a defeat in eight league matches this season. Moving forward, mid-week victory over Botafogo made it three on the spin for Diego Aguirre’s men who have been thriving in the final third recently.

The story is completely opposite with the last term’s runners-up who continued to struggle for the form they had had in the past couple of years. Verdao dropped down to tenth in the league standing after picking up no more than three points in last four league rounds. Moreover, Roger Machado’s men lost two on the bounce and the week threatens to become even tougher when they are to tackle the red-hot Tricolors.

Palmeiras vs Sao Paulo Head-to-head

  • Sao Paulo lead the head to head tie by three wins coming into 52nd derby with Verdao.
  • Palmeiras kind of dominated this match-up in the most recent period winning seven of last ten encounters with Tricolor.
  • Verdao came on top when the rivals met in March this year (2-0) in Campeonato Paulista A1.
  • Overall, Palmeiras won 14 and lost only 6 of 27 home matches against Tricolor.

Palmeiras vs Sao Paulo Predictions

As mentioned above, the visitors are enjoying a superb form in the final third at the start of the season. Diego Souza already has four goals to his name in Serie A and he will come into this after finding the back of the net in five consecutive appearances for Tricolor in all competitions. You can back the in-form striker to keep such an amazing form going and to score anytime in seventh straight match at the 3.50 odds here.

Sao Paulo bagged three goals in each of back-to-back wins over America Mineiro and Botafogo this week and we see a huge value in backing them to make it four wins on the trot at the 4.20 odds here.

Palmeiras vs Sao Paulo Betting Tips

  • Diego Souza to score anytime @ 2.50
  • Sao Paulo to win @ 4.20.