Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 13 July 2019
Kick off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Morumbi (Sao Paulo).
Palmeiras are certainly enjoying the view at the top and are currently five points clear, at the helm of the table. Their last game on home soil saw them post a comfortable 2-0 win against Avai.
The squad have also been a force to reckon with on the road, with their most recent win away from home coming against Chapecoense by a 2-1 scoreline. The team broke the deadlock in that match just after the half-hour mark but saw the scores levelled five minutes later after Everaldo made no mistake in converting a penalty given against them.
Rocha found the final goal of the game just before the teams headed for the break and they finished the ninety minutes with fourteen attempts at goal, six of which were on target. The visitors were certainly the more aggressive of the two sides as well and had five of their players booked by the referee.
The home team, on the other hand, are down below them at ninth in the table and will be coming into the clash this weekend on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw on the road against Atletico MG.
They were far from impressive in their last home match as well, where they were held by Cruzeiro to a similar scoreline. Despite making thirteen attempts at goal, the squad found their only goal of the game through Pato in the fifteenth minute.
The hosts will certainly be the more desperate of the two sides in the clash on Saturday and will have to put on a much more convincing performance if they are salvage at least a point.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Head to head (h2h)
- Palmeiras came out on top the last time the two teams met in the league.
- Sao Paulo picked up the win on penalties when the teams clashed in the Campeonato semi-finals last year.
- Both Sao Paulo and Palmeiras have a clean sheet apiece in their last five h2h encounters in the league.
- Palmeiras have registered five wins in their last seven meetings in all competitions, while Sao Paulo have just one.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Prediction
The visitors are the clear favorites to taste success when the sides lock horns with each other in the weekend.
The team are undefeated in the competition so far and have conceded not more two goals while scoring eighteen. Their last three games on the road have seen them pick up two clean sheets as well apart from three wins and a draw.
Their opponents have been struggling to find a winning run of form and drew all three of their previous games on home soil.
The chances of the hosts scoring, let alone taking the win, is in itself bleak, so we can bet on the away side to be the ones to walk away with all three points in the bag.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Betting tips
Full time Result: Palmeiras @ 2.30 (13/10)
Palmeiras to win either half @ 1.80 (4/5).