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Vasco da Gama will visit Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo on Sunday for the Serie A clash with hosts São Paulo.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for São Paulo v Vasco da Gama are shown on this page including the latest game odds.
São Paulo, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 3-0 Copa do Brasil success vs Flamengo.
At least three goals per game have been seen in 6 of the past 6 meetings where São Paulo have participated. Their opponents scored 7 of them in these games while Tricolor Paulista totted up 16. That sort of trend might not be carried forward into this game, though.
Heading into this fixture, São Paulo are undefeated in their last 11 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Vasco da Gama
In their previous game, Vasco da Gama drew 0-0 in the Serie A match with Fortaleza.
In that game, Vasco da Gama managed 47% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For their opponents, Fortaleza got 18 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
For 5 of the past six clashes featuring Vasco da Gama, a notably low volume of goals have been scored between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game in that spell comes out as a paltry 1.67, with the average goals for Vascão standing at 0.67.
Leading up to this clash, Vasco da Gama:
- are winless against São Paulo when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. Not the best of away records.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 12/11/2017 shows that São Paulo have won 2 of them and Vasco da Gama 3, with the number of draws being 1.
A combined sum of 13 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 for Tricolor Paulista and 8 for Vascão. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 3 on 16/08/2020 which ended up with the score at Vasco da Gama 2-1 São Paulo.
On that day, Vasco da Gama had 40% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player to score was Germán Cano (62', 75').
At the other end, São Paulo got 11 shots on goal with 5 on target. Reinaldo (97') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Wilton Pereira Sampaio.
Team News: São Paulo
Walce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Joao Rojas (torn tendon) will not be able to play for São Paulo boss Fernando Diniz.
Team News: Vasco da Gama
Vasco manager Ricardo Sá Pinto has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Carlinhos (Corona virus), Jadson (Muscle Injury), Miranda (Corona virus), Fellipe Bastos (Corona virus), Ribamar (Corona virus), Leandro Castán (Corona virus), Tiago Reis (Corona virus) and Ulisses (Corona virus) won’t be making appearances.
We’re of the view that São Paulo should have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
Conversely, Vasco da Gama could well struggle to score but do we see them converting at least once.
We’re predicting a 3-1 winning score for São Paulo at the end of the match.
🏟️ 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 3, Copa do Brasil (Quarter-finals)
🔑 Key Man: Brenner
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Brenner was born in Cuiabá, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for São Paulo in the 2017 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 6 league goals in the Série A 2020 season so far in 13 appearances.