São Paulo vs Atlético PR – Copa do Brasil: All the investments they made won’t amount to nothing if São Paulo doesn’t deliver on the pitch.
São Paulo has a decision tonight, therefore. They need to win by 2 goals to be in the Copa do Brasil’s 8th finals.
They will need to pull out one of their best performances of the year, theoretically. It is possible, but it will not be easy.
São Paulo has rested on Monday, in the encounter against Paraná on the debut in the Brazilian Serie A and still they were able to win by the minimum margin.
It was the club’s only victory on the last 4 matches. On the other hand, since the arrival of the manager Diego Aguirre, the defensive commitment has been giving signs of life.
São Paulo hasn’t conceded goals in 4 of their last 6 matches. At the Morumbi, their dominance has been absolute. With technical skill and confidence, São Paulo will look to win and advance.
The manager Diego Aguirre will have everyone at his disposal for this duel.
Atlético’s main strength, in theory, has been on their bench, in their manager Fernando Diniz.
He has been helping enforce a revolution at this start of the season on Atlético.
On most occasions, the team wins convincingly. Even playing with their reserves for most of the year, Atlético only has 1 loss on the season.
Already in better physical and playing shape after the pre-season, Atlético expects to be better than they were on the 1st leg, where they won 2-1 at home.
The momentum might be given by their last two performances, where they’ve scored an impressive amount of 8 goals while only conceding 1.
Presenting a very interesting collective form, having exceptional numbers as visitors, Atlético is relying on what they can produce to advance.
The manager Fernando Diniz also has everyone at his disposal for tonight.
São Paulo vs Atlético PR – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Atlético is one of the teams that have caught my attention this season, be it with their starters or with their reserves.
However, on their tests as visitors, they were still a bit below what they could do.
They will definitely be more prepared for tonight, but still, it leaves me a bit insecure. With the Morumbi packed, São Paulo is one of the teams that improves more in terms of win-rate having their supporters pushing them forward.
Having technical strength and tactical organization, I believe that São Paulo will take advantage of the rivals they are facing.
I don’t know, however, if it will be enough for them to advance.