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São Paulo head to Estádio Urbano Caldeira on Saturday for the Série A clash with home team Santos.
Our Santos v São Paulo tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (inc. the best betting odds).
Santos, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 3-1 Série A victory against Atlético Mineiro.
In that game, Santos had 42% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For Santos, the goals were scored by Arthur Gomes (22') and Marinho (39', 90'). Atlético Mineiro got 16 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Alan Franco (35') was the scorer for Atlético Mineiro.
In their past six games, Alexi Cuca's Santos have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a combined total of 8 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 1.33.
Going into this encounter, Santos have left without a victory over São Paulo in their previous 5 league matches.
In the game prior to this, São Paulo drew 1-1 in the Série A tie with Red Bull Bragantino.
In that game, São Paulo had 59% possession and 14 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for São Paulo was Luciano Neves (78'). For their opponents, Red Bull Bragantino got 10 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Raul (53') was the scorer for Red Bull Bragantino.
During their six latest matches, Fernando Diniz's São Paulo have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 8 times therefore earning them the goals per game average of 1.33.
Their prior results show that São Paulo:
- have not registered a win against Santos when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. Not good at all.
- haven't been defeated by Santos in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 09/07/2017 tells us that Santos have won 1 of these games & São Paulo 3, with the number of drawn results being 2.
A total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 of them from Peixe and 9 being from Tricolor Paulista. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Série A match day 33 on 16/11/2019 when it finished Santos 1-1 São Paulo.
In that game, Santos had 41% possession and 16 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player to score was Carlos Sánchez (8').
São Paulo had 15 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Dani Alves (55') scored.
The referee was Flavio Rodrigues de Souza.
Team News: Santos
Santos manager Alexi Cuca has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match owing to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
In our view, Peixe will possibly make use of the 4-3-3 system for the game, handing starts to João Paulo, Luan Peres, Alex, Lucas Verissimo, Madson, Alison, Carlos Andres Sánchez, Diego Pituca, Yeferson Soteldo, Lucas Braga Ribeiro and Marinho.
Team News: São Paulo
São Paulo manager Fernando Diniz has a number of players out of action. Luciano (Hamstring Injury), Walce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Dani Alves (Forearm Fracture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We are inclined to think that Tricolor Paulista will likely make use of a 4-3-3 formation, starting the game with Tiago Volpi, Igor Vinícius, Léo Pelé, Diego, Reinaldo, Igor Silveira Gomes, Gabriel Sara, Tchê Tchê, Brenner, Luciano and Paulinho Bóia.
We’re of the view that São Paulo will have to work hard as a team to get anything against this Santos team who should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
That’s why our selection here is for a very even match with a 1-0 advantage for Santos when the full-time whistle blows.
Expecting it to be tight.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Urbano Caldeira (16,068)
Captain: Alison Lopes Ferreira
Chairman: José Carlos Peres
Manager: Alexi Cuca
Competitions: Série A position 7, Copa Libertadores (Group G)
🔑 Key Man: Marinho
Generally used in the Right Wing position, Marinho was born in Penedo, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Fluminense in the 2008 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 4 league goals in the Série A 2020 campaign so far coming from a total of 8 appearances.