Sao Paulo vs Fortaleza
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 13 August 2020
Kick-off at 23:15 UK/ 00:15 CET
Venue: Estádio do Morumbi.
The Faith Team had finished in the top-most tier the last season, and got themselves a ticket to the Libertadores. Meanwhile, their counterparts did try their best, but all they could manage was a ninth place finish, and thus a Sudamericana entry.
Moreover, Fernando Deniz’s men also have a good h2h record against this rival, and especially so at this venue. In fact, at home they do have a 100% winning record in such games, disregarding a single draw.
As such, expect a Sao Paulo win this Thursday.
Sao Paulo vs Fortaleza: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns, the Faith Team had won 2-1.
- They are also on a two-game winning run against this rival.
- In the past two decades, only once have they conceded more than one goal in a fixture.
- 100% of match-ups at this stadium had ended with goals from both teams.
- Barring a draw in 2006, the hosts have a 100% winning record at home.
Sao Paulo vs Fortaleza: Prediction
Rogerio Ceni’s men are on a two-game losing run, and they also had lost three of the former six overall matches on the road. Going on, they were also winless in 13 of their past 20 road trips as well.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in 15 of their last 20 appearances at home, and they are on a two-game winning run against this opponent. Moreover, they are unbeaten against them in the past 14 years, and have a 100% winning record at home in h2h clashes, except for a draw.
Likely, count on a Sao Paulo win this Thursday.
However, Ceni’s men had won eight of their preceding ten overall games, and they had scored a total of ten goals in their last three away match-ups. Moreover, 100% of h2h meetings at this venue have had goals from both teams.
For the reasons, expect either team to score goals at the Estádio do Morumbi.
Sao Paulo vs Fortaleza: Betting Tips
Sao Paulo to Win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.40 (7/5).