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Palmeiras visit Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo on Saturday for the Serie A clash with hosts São Paulo.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for São Paulo v Palmeiras can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
São Paulo will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-2 Serie A success versus Grêmio.
In that match, São Paulo had 49% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For São Paulo, the goals were scored by Tchê Tchê (63') and Luciano Neves (68'). For their opponents, Grêmio had 5 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Diego Souza (33') was the scorer for Grêmio.
São Paulo haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They’ve claimed a sum of 7 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 11. Having said that, we will just have to wait and see whether the trend shall be replicated in this game or not.
Leading up to this clash, São Paulo:
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 league games. Things will have to change soon.
After a losing effort in their last game against Coritiba in Serie A competition, Palmeiras and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Palmeiras managed 53% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Coritiba had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. Jonathan (88') scored for Coritiba.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Palmeiras has become evident recently. Looking at their last 6 outings shows that this has occurred 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal aggregate of 3 while Verdão have scored 5.
Heading into this contest, Palmeiras are undefeated by São Paulo when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 27/08/2017 tells us that São Paulo have won 1 of them and Palmeiras 4, with the number of drawn games being 1.
19 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 6 for Tricolor Paulista and 13 for Verdão. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The last league clash between these clubs was Serie A match day 15 on 10/10/2020 and the score finished Palmeiras 0-2 São Paulo.
That day, Palmeiras managed 47% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 on target.
São Paulo got 13 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Reinaldo (56') and Vitor Bueno (93') scored.
The match was refereed by Leandro Vuaden.
Team News: São Paulo
There aren’t many selection issues, with just one fitness concern for the São Paulo boss Fernando Diniz to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Walce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out.
Team News: Palmeiras
Palmeiras boss Abel Ferreira has some current player fitness concerns. Wesley (Inflamed ligaments of the knee) and Alanzinho (Fractured Leg) miss out here.
Palmeiras should have enough to score against this São Paulo lineup, although it is unlikely to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for São Paulo by the conclusion of the game. Hopefully this is a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo (67,428)
Captain: Anderson Hernanes
Chairman: Carlos Augusto de Barros e Silva
Manager: Fernando Diniz
Competitions: Serie A position 4
🔑 Star Player: Brenner
Regularly used in the Striker position, Brenner was born in Cuiabá, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for São Paulo in the 2017 season, the skilful Forward has scored 11 league goals in this Série A 2020 campaign so far coming from a total of 27 appearances.