Vitoria vs Sao Paulo
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Friday, 26 October 2018
Kick-Off at 23:30 UK / 00:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Manoel Barradas (Salvador).
Sao Paulo lost touch with the likes of Palmeiras, Flamengo and Internacional in the title contest after a dismal thread of six straight games without a victory in Serie A. They are now nine points shy of table-toppers and will be lucky to secure the top-six finish in remaining eight rounds with this kind of form. Tricolor are healthy 10 points adrift of the 7th-placed Santos, but they desperately need to return on the winning ways. Can the team led by Diego Aguirre turn a corner on Friday evening when they travel to Salvador to take on relegation strugglers Vitoria at Estadio Manoel Barradas?
The hosts are also in desperate need for points given they are just two above the red zone at the moment. However, we must say they will enter this as the form favourites (as odd as it sounds) after collecting four points in last two league outings. They saw off Chapecoense 0-1 on the road before playing a 2-2 draw to Corinthians in front of the home crowd last weekend.
Vitoria vs Sao Paulo: Head-to-head
Sao Paulo were the much more successful outfit when it comes to the head to head record between the two sides.
Tricolor won 18 and lost only 6 as none of 24 H2H encounters ended in draw.
Sao Paulo won seven of last eight matches against Leao da Barra.
Both teams scored just once in last five head to head affairs.
Vitoria vs Sao Paulo: Prediction
Apart from being winless in last six matches in Serie A, Sao Paulo are also without a single victory in last six away fixtures in all competitions. They shipped as many as five goals on last two travels to Botafogo and Internacional.
Knowing Vitoria managed to find the back of the net twice against the likes of Corinthians last weekend, we’d not be surprised to see goals on Friday. The value is thus huge in backing the BTTS pick at 1.95 odds here. You can alternatively go with the hosts not to lose at the odds of 1.55.
Vitoria vs Sao Paulo: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.95 (19/20)
Vitoria or Draw @ 1.55 (11/20).