Sao Paulo vs Internacional Predictions & Match Preview

Sao Paulo vs Internacional
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 5 December 2019
Kick-off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: Estádio do Morumbi (Sao Paulo).

Sao Paulo and Internacional could be considered direct rivals for a ticket to the Libertadores. Both have two more games remaining including this one and considering their proximity in the points-table as well, a virtual final is on the cards for fans at the Estádio do Morumbi.

Sao Paulo vs Internacional Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Internacional won the last two matches.
  • It’s been four years since Sao Paulo have won against this opponent.
  • In the last five years, only once have a team with home advantage been able to register a victory.
  • Six of the last nine wins at this venue went to the hosts.

Sao Paulo vs Internacional Prediction

Sal Paulo conceded three goals in the span of six minutes in the second half against Gremio, the last match-day on the road. Having been unable to return at least one of these goals, the team lost 3-0.

Internacional had to dig deep for a winner the previous game week against Botafogo. On the road, their sole goal, and the winner came in the 84th minute.

Considering current form – Sao Paulo at home and Internacional on the road – a clear favorite emerges to post the three points. The former was unbeaten in 19 of their last 23 overall fixtures and had won five of their past seven appearances here.

On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in nine of their last thirteen games and conceded twice or more in three of the previous five.

Importantly, Sao Paulo have the home advantage, and they have been dominant in h2h clashes at this venue over the years. In fact, since 2006, only thrice have the hosts lost at this stadium in such encounters.

Taking into account these observations, count on Sao Paulo to have a good shot at posting the win.

However, despite being on the road, Internacional do possess some danger. The reason being, they have nothing to lose if they get defeated this Thursday. The team has already ensured a spot in the Sudamericana. However, if they win the next two matches, the team has a shot at getting qualified for the Libertadores.

This desperation and nothing-to-lose attitude could help Internacional in finding the back of the net at least once.

Sao Paulo vs Internacional Betting Tips

  • To Win: Sao Paulo @ 2.05
  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.70.