Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense Prediction & Match Preview

Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense
Brazil- Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK/ 24:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Morumbi (Sao Paulo)

The team based on Curitiba is coming into this game after three consecutive defeats. They have now lost three of the five games this season. This poor performance puts them 10th in the table. They had to face some tough opposition in recent weeks and this will their fourth back to back match against teams in the top ten. They have to be careful in defense as they are already lacking strength in that department.

The home team is fifth in the points table after four matches. With a match in hand, they are five points away from the top of the table. They have won two and lost one so far which came against Vasco da Gama. They have to be better at scoring goals since a team like them must not be scoring a goal per game.

Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Tricolor has two wins and a loss in the last five meetings with this opposition.
  • All four recent meetings between them had less than 2.5 goals in total.
  • Only one team scored in three of those games as well.
  • The away team picked up two wins in their five previous visits to this ground.
  • More than 2.5 goals were scored in three of those five games here.

Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense: Prediction

The recent defeat to Santos was the first away loss this season for Athletico. They conceded three goals in that game alone while scoring one in return. The win came against a struggling Fortaleza side that is nearing the relegation zone. On the other hand, Sao Paulo has never lost a home match so far.

Even though the home team is below par in scoring they have kept things clean in defense so far. But the away team has been giving away goals for fun in recent weeks. This is the reason for their consecutive defeats in three latest matches. So I am backing the home side to win and only one team to score on Wednesday.

Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense: Betting Tips

  • Sao Paulo to win @ 1.91 (10/11).
  • Both teams to score: No @ 1.70 (7/10).