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Santos are the guests at Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo on Sunday for the Serie A showdown with home team São Paulo.
All São Paulo v Santos game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
São Paulo will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 4-2 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Red Bull Bragantino.
In that match, São Paulo managed 52% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For São Paulo, the scorers were Tchê Tchê (16') and Gonzalo Carneiro (90'). Red Bull Bragantino got 23 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. Cláudinho (4'), Raul (14'), Fabrício Bruno (18') and Artur (45') scored for Red Bull Bragantino.
Fernando Diniz's São Paulo have managed to score 7 times over their last half-dozen outings. Conversely, the number of goals that they have conceded in that time amounts to 7.
Their prior results show that São Paulo:
- are unbeaten in the league by Santos in their last 6 games.
- have not emerged victorious against Santos in their previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 15 league matches at home. What a fortress.
In their last fixture, Santos drew 0-0 in the Copa Libertadores tie with Boca Juniors.
Looking at their form, and Santos have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals overall. Defensively, Peixe have been far from perfect.
Taking a look at their past results, Santos:
- have not emerged victorious against São Paulo when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 28/10/2017 tells us that São Paulo have won 3 of them & Santos 0, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
In all, 15 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 9 for Tricolor Paulista and 6 belonging to Peixe. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The previous league fixture between these sides was Serie A match day 10 on 12/09/2020 when it finished Santos 2-2 São Paulo.
That time, Santos managed 52% possession and 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorers were Madson (30') and Marinho (74').
At the other end, São Paulo had 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. Gabriel Sara (8', 38') scored.
The match was refereed by Luis Flávio de Oliveira.
Team News: São Paulo
Walce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jonas Toró (Corona virus) won’t be able to feature for São Paulo manager Fernando Diniz.
Team News: Santos
Santos manager Alexi Cuca has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Raniel (Unknown Injury) and Carlos Sánchez (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Felipe Jonatan cannot play in this game through suspension.
Our assessment is that São Paulo have it within them to be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
In contrast, Santos will not find it easy to find the back of the net but do we see them hitting back at some stage, too.
We reckon that it will be a comfortable 3-1 winning margin for São Paulo at full-time.
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 (67,428)
Captain: Anderson Hernanes
Chairman: Carlos Augusto de Barros e Silva
Manager: Fernando Diniz
Competitions: Serie A position 1
⭐ Star Man: Luciano Neves
Customarily used in the Striker position, Luciano Neves was born in Anápolis, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Atlético Goianiense in the 2012 season, the accomplished Forward has struck 12 league goals in this Série A 2020 season to date coming from a total of 24 appearances.