Sao Paulo vs Corinthians
Brazil Serie A
Date: Sunday, 22 July 2018
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo (Sao Paulo).
One of the biggest derby matches in Brazilian football is going to take place in the 14th round of Serie A and contested by Sao Paulo and Corinthians.
After a very bad last season, the hosts are enjoying a big success in the current one as they are sitting on the 2nd spot being just a point behind Flamengo. They are having a streak of three wins in a row and Diego Aguirre’s side has been defeated just once this season.
Sao Paulo are producing enough goals, while their defence is doing well. When playing in front of their fans, home side allowed just two points to their visitors this season.
Corinthian are not having a successful campaign as they are positioned on the 8th spot, however they are not too far from the top four. They managed to book only one victory in the last five rounds and that poor streak pushed them down to the middle of the table.
Henrique and the lads are playing very tight in the back, but their attackers should have produced more as they scored only 14 times this season.
The visitors are putting very poor performances when playing away from home as they managed to snatch only four points from six outings.
Sao Paulo vs Corinthians: Head-to-head
Corinthians have been more successful in their recent head to head clashes as they managed to celebrate four times in the last seven occasions.
While in that period they’ve lost only once. Home team is always having a significant advantage and since 2015 we’ve seen the visiting team winning only once.
Sao Paulo vs Corinthians: Prediction
These derby matches are always hard to predict and although the hosts are in better momentum, Corinthians might be able of remaining undefeated in this one. The visitors are in a good streak against their fierce rivals, and they could extend it with a good display in this one.
Corinthians have been involved in low scoring matches this season and since this is the derby clash, it wouldn’t be surprising if it stays under 2.5 margin. Sao Paulo have also been involved in low scoring matches recently.
Sao Paulo vs Corinthians: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.30
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.65.