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São Paulo host visiting club Sport Recife at Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo in this Serie A fixture on Sunday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the São Paulo v Sport Recife match are shown here - as well as up-to-date odds.
São Paulo head into this game coming off the back of a 0-0 Serie A draw against Atletico PR.
In that game, São Paulo managed 71% possession and 20 shots at goal with 2 on target. On the other side, Atletico PR had 3 shots on goal with 0 on target.
São Paulo have really been misfiring in recent times. Their sum of goals stands at just 4 against opposition teams over their last six matches. In those games, São Paulo have also seen the tally of goals against them total 6. Regardless, we must now wait to see whether such a trend shall continue on in this upcoming game.
Looking at their past form shows that São Paulo:
- haven't lost in the league to Sport Recife in their previous 10 matches. A decent run, indeed.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
Sport Recife will go into this clash after a 1-0 Serie A win against Bahia in their previous match.
In that match, Sport Recife had 43% possession and 16 shots at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Sport Recife was Paulinho Moccelin (66'). At the other end, Bahia got 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
During their 6 previous matches, Gustavo Florentín's Sport Recife have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 6 times therefore giving them the goals per game average of 1.
Heading into this contest, Sport Recife have not won away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results going back to 01/10/2017 reveals that these fixtures have not been kind to Sport Recife. They have not been able to come away with any victories whatsoever while São Paulo have been the better of the two, finishing as winners in 83% of those matches.
An aggregate of 8 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them for Tricolor Paulista and 1 created by Leão da Ilha. That’s an average goals per game of 1.33.
The last league game between the two was Serie A match day 17 on 22/08/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Sport Recife 0-1 São Paulo.
In that game, Sport Recife managed 48% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
On the other side, São Paulo got 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Pablo (5') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Paulo Roberto Jr.
Team News: São Paulo
The São Paulo manager Rogério Ceni doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match owing to a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Sport Recife
Owing to a fully healthy group to choose from, the Sport Recife boss Gustavo Florentín does not have any fitness worries to report coming into this game.
For this match, we think that São Paulo can score more than once when they face Sport Recife, who may well find it hard scoring.
We reckon that it will be a decent 2-0 margin for São Paulo when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo (72,039)
Captain: João Miranda
Chairman: Julio Casares
Manager: Rogério Ceni
Competitions: Serie A position 14
⭐ Star Man: Jonathan Calleri
Mostly used 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 goalscoring Forward has netted 3 league goals in the Série A 2021 season to date in a total of 12 appearances.