Sao Paulo play host to Palmeiras, when the local rivals team up for another spicy derby in Serie A on Sunday at Morumbi.
While Palmeiras are chasing the lead in the Serie A after collecting 19 points in nine rounds, Sao Paulo trail by 15 points after nine rounds, leaving them as number 8 in the table.
Palmeiras are aiming to extend the lead on Sao Paulo in the Serie A table after they go toe-to-toe this coming Sunday. On the other hand, the hosts should be motivated to not let the current gap get any bigger than it already is.
Sao Paulo presents an average of just 1.9 goals per game in their last ten games. They scored a moderate 19times, while also conceding nine. This amounts to an average of 0.9 per game in which, they kept their opponents from scoring in four matches.
Palmeiras scored an average of two goals a game in the past ten matches. They scored 20 goals, let in 11 for an average of 1.1 a game, and managed two clean sheets.
It finished 0-0 when Sao Paulo last played Palmeiras and the best betting odds on yet another draw at full-time with the bookies are at 9/4.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Prediction
Sao Paulo Form
Sao Paulo managed one win in the last three matches, which was a 2-1 victory against Goias. They went on to lose 1-3 against Sport Recife, before getting dumped in a 2-1 defeat against Gremio. In their last six Serie A home matches, Sao Paulo won four times. They've drawn once and lost once, while scoring 13 and conceding six goals.
An optimal season could perhaps see Sao Paulo qualifying for Europe but so far, they look well underway to a nice mid-table finish.
Palmeiras look back on their last three matches with six points to show for their efforts. Against Fortaleza, they were left empty-handed in a 1-0 defeat, but they bounced back by beating Coritiba in a 3-1 win. They followed that up with a 4-2 win against Barcelona SC in their most recent outing. Palmeiras managed to win just once in their past six away games in the Serie A. On top of winning once they also drew four as well as losing one, while scoring seven time and letting in nine.
They opened the season hopeful of medals, but in current form Palmeiras even deserves a mention when talking about the title.
Palmeiras and Sao Paulo are almost always cautious, when going toe-to-toe with each other, which makes under 2.5 goals the value bet on Sunday.
Sao Paulo have taken one points from their last three games against teams from the top half of the Serie A table. They won zero of these matches with a scoreline of two goals to four. Palmeiras took four points from their last two games against teams from the top half of the Serie A table. They won one, scored five goals and conceded two. Sao Paulo enjoy a record of four wins, three draws and two defeats in the Serie A this season. Palmeiras show off five wins, four draws and zero defeats in the Serie A.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Stats
- In 15 of the last 17 Sao Paulo matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Sao Paulo have not lost 15 of the last 17 matches
- Sao Paulo have scored in 13 of the last 15 matches
- Sao Paulo have not lost the last 7 home matches in a row
- Sao Paulo have won 5 of the last 6 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Palmeiras have not lost 16 of the last 17 matches
- Palmeiras have scored in 19 of the last 21 matches
- Palmeiras have not lost 7 of the last 8 away matches
- In 6 of the last 7 Palmeiras matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 6 of the last 7 Palmeiras away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Squads
Sao Paulo Squad
The 61-year-old coach of the home team, Dorival Junior, will select the lineup against Palmeiras from the squad below. The information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Serie A this season:
Felipe Alves (0/0), Jandrei (0/0), Mathias Leandro (0/0), Rafael (0/9), Young (0/0), Alan Franco (0/0), Igor Vinicius (0/0), Joao Moreira (0/0), Lucas Beraldo (1/7), Luis Orejuela (0/0), Nahuel Ferraresi (0/0), Nathan Mendes (0/1), Patryck (0/2), Rafinha (0/7), Rai Ramos (0/4), Robert Arboleda (0/5), Welington (0/0), Alisson (0/9), Andre Anderson (0/0), Caio Paulista (0/9), David (1/3), Diego (0/4), Felipe Negrucci (0/0), Gabriel Falcao (0/0), Gabriel Neves (0/8), Giuliano Galoppo (0/0), Jhegson Mendez (0/2), Luan Santos (0/5), Pablo Maia (2/9), Palmberg (0/0), Pedrinho (0/0), Rafael (0/0), Rodrigo Huendra (0/3), Rodrigo Nestor (1/6), Thalles (0/0), Caio Matheus (0/0), Erison (0/0), Gabriel Maioli (0/0), Jonathan Calleri (4/8), Juan (1/4), Luciano Neves (2/9), Luizinho (0/0), Marcos Paulo (0/0), Michel Araujo (0/0), Wellington Rato (0/9).
Here is the full team squad of Palmeiras. The 44 year-old Abel Ferreira will select his starting lineup from the following players:
Marcelo Lomba (0/0), Vinicius (0/0), Weverton (0/9), Gustavo Garcia (0/3), Gustavo Gomez (0/9), Ian Custodio (0/0), Luan Garcia (1/6), Marcos Rocha (0/2), Mayke (1/7), Murilo Cerqueira (1/3), Vanderlan (0/3), Artur Guimaraes (4/9), Dudu (2/9), Eduard Atuesta (0/0), Fabinho (0/6), Gabriel Menino (0/9), Jailson (0/0), Jhonatan (0/5), Joaquin Piquerez (0/6), Jose Lopez (1/4), Kaiky Naves (0/1), Luis Guilherme (0/4), Pedro Lima (0/0), Rafael Navarro (1/3), Raphael Veiga (4/6), Richard Rios (0/9), Tabata (0/3), Ze Rafael (0/8), Breno Lopes (0/5), Endrick (2/7), Giovani (0/0), Rony (2/7).
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Team News
Sao Paulo are as close to an entire squad as they can with only one player unavailable for the side which faces Palmeiras.
Caio Matheus sit this one out for Sao Paulo due to an injury.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Lineups
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras H2H
Sao Paulo and Palmeiras had to make do with a point each in their latest encounter, which finished with a 0-0 scoreline. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 9/4. Palmeiras won five of the previous ten matches, with Sao Paulo claiming three wins in these ten encounters. The bookies have Palmeiras to win this match at best price odds of 13/10.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Results
A high scoring match is a fairly rare occurrence when Sao Paulo face Palmeiras as under 2.5 goals happened in seven times in the last ten matches. Under 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 3/4 with the bookies.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Betting Tips
While Raphael Veiga added three strikes to his account in his last six games in the Serie A, Jonathan Calleri scored twice in his last six.
Sao Paulo collected six wins, drew two and lost two in the 10 most games across all tournaments at Morumbi. Palmeiras won three of their previous 10 away, drew four and lost three times. Keep an eye out for both teams not to score at Morumbi, as BTTS only came out five times in the previous 10 Serie A matches here for Sao Paulo. Both teams scored in six of the previous 10 away games for Palmeiras.
Over 2.5 goals came out three times in the last ten encounters between these two teams. Sao Paulo managed an average of 0.8 goals, with Palmeiras averaging 1.2 goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet four times in this run of matches. Over 2.5 goals came out five times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Sao Paulo, who scored an average of two goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals appeared in six of the last ten matches that Palmeiras played across all tournaments. They scored 2.4 times on average in the process.