Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras
Competition: Brazil Serie A
Date: 6 October 2018
Kick-off: 23:00 CET
What a game… Three draws in a row, and especially the last one, a week ago, at Botafogo, have left Sao Paulo third in the table, and are hosting the team who occupy the spot, the top spot, which they used to have for weeks now. Plus, it’s a city derby, so… it couldn’t get bigger than that. Left winger Everton is back from injury, meaning that Sao Paulo have all their key players available, for the first time in eight matches. They always had someone (or more than one) missing. Sao Paulo are undefeated at home in the Série A, they have nine wins and four draws, but a simple draw in this game won’t be a particularly good result. They are one point behind Palmeiras, and this is their golden opportunity to overtake them.
Palmeiras have their morale… over the roof, not only because they are the new Série A leaders, but also because midweek, they sealed their spot in the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores. They had beaten Colo-Colo in Chile, in the first leg, and they beat them again, 2-0, at home. They have definitely bounced back from the elimination in the Copa do Brasil, by Cruzeiro. Last weekend they beat them 3-1 at home, and even that goal Cruzeiro scored, came from a… laughable penalty decision of the referee. Scolari’s team has nine wins and three draws in their last 12 matches, in other words, ever since Roger Machado got fired, following their 1-0 loss at Maracana, to Fluminense.
Previous five matches:
Botafogo vs Sao Paulo 2-2
Sao Paulo vs America Mineiro 1-1
Santos vs Sao Paulo 0-0
Sao Paulo vs Bahia 1-0
Atletico Mineiro vs Sao Paulo 1-0
Palmeiras vs Colo-Colo 2-0
Palmeiras vs Cruzeiro 3-1
Cruzeiro vs Palmeiras 1-1
Sport Recife vs Palmeiras 0-1
Colo-Colo vs Palmeiras 0-2
Sao Paulo’s next game is at Internacional, next Sunday. Same day, Palmeiras will be hosting Gremio (both Série A matches).
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras: Head to head Stats
Three wins for Sao Paulo, one for Palmeiras, and a draw, in the last five games between these two at Morumbi.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras: Prediction
Sao Paulo didn’t play midweek, theoretically they have an advantage, as well as playing at home, but they have dropped the ball in so many games lately, that I find it impossible to back them to beat this Palmeiras.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras: Betting Tips
Palmeiras’ win in “draw no bet” is at 2.00, and their double chance at 1.50