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Fortaleza will be at Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo on Saturday for the Serie A showdown with home side São Paulo.
All São Paulo v Fortaleza match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
São Paulo enter this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Copa Libertadores stalemate against Racing Club.
Hernan Crespo's São Paulo have found the net a sum total of 7 times in their last 6 outings. The comparative number of goals that they have conceded in those same fixtures amounts to 5.
Going into this one, São Paulo have not lost a league tie with Fortaleza in their previous 5 matches.
Fortaleza come into this match following a 1-0 Serie A win against Corinthians in their most recent match.
In that match, Fortaleza managed 44% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Fortaleza was Robson (19'). At the other end, Corinthians had 7 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Juan Vojvoda's Fortaleza have managed to stick the ball in the net 10 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during that same period equals 6.
Ahead of this clash, Fortaleza are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results stretching back to 12/05/2019 shows that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Fortaleza. They have not managed to come away with any wins at all while São Paulo have been superior, beating them in 67% of those ties.
A combined total of 20 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 12 of them for Tricolor Paulista and 8 coming from Fortaleza. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.33.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Serie A match day 21 on 14/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Fortaleza 2-3 São Paulo.
On that occasion, Fortaleza had 49% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The goalscorers were David (11') and Wellington Paulista (74').
São Paulo got 8 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Gabriel Sara (40') and Luciano Neves (61', 81') scored.
The match was refereed by Marcelo de Lima Henrique.
Team News: São Paulo
Luciano (Muscle Injury) and Walce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are unavailable for São Paulo boss Hernan Crespo.
Team News: Fortaleza
Due to a completely healthy group available to choose from, Fortaleza manager Juan Vojvoda doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this game.
In our view, Fortaleza should be able to put one past this São Paulo lineup, however it probably won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re tipping a very close game with a 2-1 winning margin for São Paulo when all is said and done. Could easily see this go either way.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo (72,039)
Captain: João Miranda
Chairman: Julio Casares
Manager: Hernan Crespo
Competitions: Serie A position 14, Copa do Brasil (Round of 16), Copa Libertadores (1/8-Finals)
🔑 Star Man: Emiliano Rigoni
Mostly used in the Right Wing position, Emiliano Rigoni was born in Colonia Caroya, Argentina. After making a first senior appearance for Belgrano in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 2 league goals in the Série A 2021 season so far coming from a total of 9 appearances.