Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 6th October 2018
Kick-off at 22:00 UK/ 23:00 UK
Venue: Estadio do Morumbi (Sao Paulo).
Quite possibly the most exciting match for this weekend in the Brasileirao. The toppers Palmeiras is being hosted by the evergreen Sao Paulo. Palmeiras has been in red-hot form this season, and especially recently. And a visit to the Toledo stadium is sure a test for their title hopes this season.
Sao Paulo, third in the league right now, will attempt for a win in this fixture as it would take them to the top of the table. They have one of the best home records in the league. Their away form has been a cause for concern, but a match in front of the home crowd would be an extra motivation for the O Clube da Fé.
Palmeiras will have their hopes placed upon the ever dependable striker Willian, who has scintillated the Serie A with nine goals and two assists this season. Their through balls and counter attacks is sure to lead to a thrilling match.
The Sao Paulo side eagerly look forward to the combination between Everton and Diego Souza. The pair has already combined for three goals in this season.
It really is the clash of the Titans in the Serie A this weekend. Palmeiras is unbeaten in their last 12 league matches, with ten wins and two draws. Their last defeat in the league was back in July. Whereas the scarier streak belongs to Sao Paulo. They have been unbeaten in their last 23 home league matches.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras: Head-to-head
- The last seven matches contested between these two sides have resulted in a win for the home side.
- Of the last 43 matches contested between the two sides, only four have resulted in a win for the away side.
- Sao Paulo has been undefeated in their home for 23 straight matches in the league.
- The home side has scored a minimum of two goals for the last six matches between the two sides.
- Palmeiras has scored at least a goal for their last six league matches. Sao Paulo has scored at least a goal for their last eight home league matches.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras: Prediction
Sao Paulo has an enviable league record in their home. Their last home defeat in Serie A came last season, before 23 matches. Only four matches have resulted with an away victory in the last 43 matches between these teams.
Sao Paulo is expected to walk away with at least a point in this fixture. A DNB for the home side is a safe bet.
Considering the attacking strength at disposal for both teams and recent streaks and the battle for supremacy in the league at stake, expect this match to be a closely contested one, with at least two match goals.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras: Betting Tips
Sao Paulo – Draw No Bet against Palmeiras @ 7/9 (1.78)
Over 1.5 Goals @ 1/2 (1.52).