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Their next Copa do Brasil fixture sees São Paulo doing battle with Palmeiras on Thursday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the São Paulo v Palmeiras game (inc. the best betting odds).
São Paulo will be hoping to bounce back here following the 1-2 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Palmeiras.
In that match, São Paulo managed 39% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for São Paulo was Patrick (17'). At the other end, Palmeiras had 23 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Gustavo Gómez (90') and Murilo (96') scored for Palmeiras.
Fewer than three goals per game were scored during 5 of the past 6 meetings where São Paulo have been involved. With regard to the goal weighting in this period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 5 while São Paulo managed a tally of 6. That sort of pattern might not be carried forward here, though.
A run of outstanding showings by the Palmeiras defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their previous 6 fixtures overall. During the same period of time, their forwards have scored 15.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 10/10/2020 tells us that São Paulo have won 2 of them & Palmeiras 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
An aggregate of 11 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 6 of them from Tricolor Paulista and 5 netted by Verdão. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The previous league match between the two was Serie A match day 33 on 17/11/2021 when it ended Palmeiras 0-2 São Paulo.
In that match, Palmeiras managed 56% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
On the other side, São Paulo got 16 shots on goal with 6 on target. Gabriel Sara (24') and Luciano (61') scored.
The match was refereed by Marcelo de Lima Henrique.
Team News: São Paulo
Andrés Colorado (Thigh muscle rupture), Luan (Hamstring Injury), Gabriel Sara (Injury to the ankle), Nikão (Bruised Ankle), Caio (Medial Collateral Ligament Tear), Talles Costa (Sprained ankle), Walce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Alisson (Inflamed ligaments of the knee) are unavailable for São Paulo manager Rogério Ceni.
Team News: Palmeiras
Owing to an otherwise available squad, there is only the one fitness worry for the Palmeiras gaffer Abel Ferreira to be concerned about. Henri (Tibia and Fibula Fracture) won’t be in action.
Our thinking is that Palmeiras and São Paulo could well end up finding themselves level here, with both teams capable of netting.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We therefore see a very close game with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of the match.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo (67,428)
Captain: João Miranda
Chairman: Julio Casares
Manager: Rogério Ceni
Competitions: Serie A position 5, Copa do Brasil (Round of 16), Copa Sudamericana (Round of 16)
🔑 Star Man: Jonathan Calleri
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Jonathan Calleri was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for All Boys in the 2013 - 2014 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 9 league goals in the Série A 2022 campaign to date in a total of 12 appearances.