This is another derby that is usually explosive, but this time, the situation will be a bit more dramatic than usual.
Both Palmeiras and São Paulo are in terrible form on this competition. Some people might argue that Palmeiras, sitting in 4th place, are having a good campaign.
And that is true, at least looking at it objectively. But I remind you that Palmeiras is the current Brazilian champion.
That invested millions and millions to win everything in 2017 and so far, all they’ve accumulated is eliminations.
From the São Paulo State Championships (Paulista), Copa do Brasil and Copa Libertadores. In every competition they were competing on, and should win, they’ve failed.
Cuca arrives into this match under extreme pressure and some people even say that if he doesn’t win against São Paulo, he will be fired.
Their millionaire squad is already being heavily criticized. To summarize, the season where they should assert their dominance, turned into a nightmare.
Now they must fight with everything they have for a Copa Libertadores spot, since the title already seems too far away for them to reach.
Latest results – Palmeiras/SP:
20.08.2017 D1 Palmeiras/SP 0-2 Chapecoense/SC
13.08.2017 D1 Vasco da Gama/RJ 1-1 Palmeiras/SP
09.08.2017 CLA Palmeiras/SP 1-0/p.4-5 Barcelona SC
06.08.2017 D1 Palmeiras/SP 0-1 Atlético/PR
02.08.2017 D1 Botafogo/RJ 1-2 Palmeiras/SP
29.07.2017 D1 Palmeiras/SP 2-0 Avai FC/SC
Latest results – São Paulo/SP:
20.08.2017 D1 Avai FC/SC 1-1 São Paulo/SP
13.08.2017 D1 São Paulo/SP 3-2 Cruzeiro/MG
06.08.2017 D1 Bahia/BA 2-1 São Paulo/SP
03.08.2017 D1 São Paulo/SP 1-2 Coritiba/PR
29.07.2017 D1 Botafogo/RJ 3-4 São Paulo/SP
24.07.2017 D1 São Paulo/SP 1-1 Grêmio/RS
Palmeiras vs São Paulo Betting Tip:
São Paulo’s situation is even worse.
The “Tricolor” was also imagining a better season because last year they had already been bad, not being able to win any title. But we are reaching September and São Paulo is fighting to avoid relegation.
To make matters worse, if the league ended today, the team would be relegated to Serie B. That will be their fight from now on.
The dream of Copa Libertadores is a mirage now and a derby is a derby.
São Paulo’s recent history at the Allianz Arena is terrible. But I’m going to bet on goals here. São Paulo’s attack has been working but their defence is terrible.
The same can be said for Palmeiras, who has been conceding goals in almost every match.
This is a game for both teams to score.
|Both teams to score||