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Corinthians will visit Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo on Monday for the Serie A clash with home side São Paulo.
All São Paulo v Corinthians game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
São Paulo enter this fixture after a 1-1 Serie A stalemate versus Ceará.
In that match, São Paulo had 64% possession and 23 shots at goal with 8 on target. The only player to score for São Paulo was Jonathan Calleri (52'). Ceará had 12 shots at goal with 7 on target. Fabinho (23') scored for Ceará.
Games with São Paulo have been pretty dull ones of late with a vacuum of clinical finishing almost becoming standard practice. Over their past 6 games, the titchy aggregate goal total of 6 has been recorded between both them and their opponents at an average of 1 goal per game. That kind of trend might not be carried forward here, though.
Coming into this meeting, São Paulo have not won against Corinthians in their previous 2 matches in the league.
Corinthians will come into the encounter following a 1-0 Serie A win with the defeat of Fluminense in their last fixture.
In that match, Corinthians managed 53% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Corinthians was Gabriel Pereira (69'). At the other end, Fluminense had 13 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Corinthians have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 6 goals in total. In defence, Corinthians have not been doing too well.
Their prior results show that Corinthians:
- haven't won against São Paulo when they have played them away from home in the previous 10 matches in the league. An awful away record.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 10/11/2018, both clubs have shared the honours with São Paulo winning 2 of those games, Corinthians 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
An aggregate of 8 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 4 of them for Tricolor Paulista and 4 being from Timão. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.33.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Serie A match day 8 on 01/07/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Corinthians 0-0 São Paulo.
In that match, Corinthians managed 42% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 on target.
São Paulo got 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Leandro Vuaden.
Team News: São Paulo
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the São Paulo boss Rogério Ceni to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Walce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
Team News: Corinthians
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Corinthians manager Sylvio Sylvinho doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.
Our thinking is that Corinthians and São Paulo could well end up finding themselves level here, with both teams capable of netting.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. That’s why our selection here is for a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the match.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo (72,039)
Captain: João Miranda
Chairman: Julio Casares
Manager: Hernan Crespo
Competitions: Serie A position 13
⭐ Key Player: Pablo
Normally played in the Left Wing position, Pablo was born in Londrina, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Atletico PR in the 2011 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 3 league goals in the Série A 2021 season so far coming from a total of 13 appearances.