São Paulo vs Paraná – Brazilian Serie A: São Paulo makes their debut in the Brazilian Serie A this Monday against Paraná at the Morumbi.
A big question mark surrounds both of these clubs on this start of the Brazilian league.
On São Paulo, the question is will they be able to deliver what is expected from them and justify the millionaire investments they made this season.
The team failed on the Campeonato Paulista, switched manager and is living times of instability.
On Paraná, their dream is avoiding relegation.
After a brilliant campaign in the Série B in 2017, the club went through some changes and the first semester didn’t leave a good impression due to the results obtained.
The team has been making a few signings, trying to prepare their roster to face the difficulties of the Brazilian Serie A.
Latest results – São Paulo/SP:
12.04.2018 CSA Rosario Central 0-0 São Paulo/SP
04.04.2018 Cup Atlético/PR 2-1 São Paulo/SP
28.03.2018 SP Corinthians/SP 1-0/p.5-4 São Paulo/SP
25.03.2018 SP São Paulo/SP 1-0 Corinthians/SP
20.03.2018 SP São Paulo/SP 2-0 Sao Caetano/SP
17.03.2018 SP Sao Caetano/SP 1-0 São Paulo/SP
Latest results – Paraná/PR:
25.03.2018 PR Paraná/PR 1-1/p.2-4 Londrina/PR
21.03.2018 PR Paraná/PR 1-0 Maringá FC/PR
18.03.2018 PR Foz do Iguaçu/PR 0-2 Paraná/PR
10.03.2018 PR Paraná/PR 2-1 Cascavel/PR
07.03.2018 PR Paraná/PR 2-0 Coritiba/PR
04.03.2018 PR Cianorte/PR 2-2 Paraná/PR
This is a match between a team that is returning to the top tier and a team that is always a title contender, despite their negative period.
Obviously, I can’t not acknowledge São Paulo’s favouritism at the Morumbi against Paraná.
But the problem here, in my opinion, is how favourite they are.
Against some of the smaller clubs of the Campeonato Paulista, they weren’t as heavy favourites as they are in this match.
São Paulo vs Paraná – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The arrival of Aguirre seems to have given some improvements to the Tricolor. Especially on defence, like we’ve seen on their match against Rosario on the Copa Sudamericana. But São Paulo is far from putting on a show.
The team hasn’t totally found itself. Paraná didn’t have a great first semester, like they had performed in the Serie B last year.
They went through a lot of changes. But despite being underdogs here, I believe they can speculate the match at the Morumbi, despite the huge favouritism of the home side.
|Parana AH +1.75||