São Paulo hosts Ponte Preta at the Morumbi stadium on the 23rd round of this Brazilian Serie A….
São Paulo is living a dramatic situation in this Serie A. And this interruption for international football gives them some hope that they can turn the tides around in this competition.
São Paulo sits in the penultimate spot on the league table, with only 23 points gained so far. It is something unbelievable for them, considering their recent history,
since they have never been this close to relegation in the past few years.
Not even playing at the Morumbi has helped them much. Playing at home, São Paulo has 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, with 16 goals scored and 12 goals conceded so far.
Dorival is banking on this time he had to prepare the team during the international break.
Latest results – São Paulo/SP:
27.08.2017 D1 Palmeiras/SP 4-2 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
Latest results – Ponte Preta/SP:
27.08.2017 D1 Ponte Preta/SP 1-2 Atlético Mineiro/MG
20.08.2017 D1 Ponte Preta/SP 2-1 Botafogo/RJ
13.08.2017 D1 Sport Recife/PE 0-0 Ponte Preta/SP
09.08.2017 D1 Ponte Preta/SP 0-0 Fluminense/RJ
06.08.2017 D1 Ponte Preta/SP 0-0 Vasco da Gama/RJ
02.08.2017 D1 Vitória/BA 3-1 Ponte Preta/SP
São Paulo vs Ponte Preta – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Ponte Preta has wasted another chance to get closer to the Libertadores’ qualification zone. The team was banking on a home win against Atlético Mineiro but they ended up losing that match.
That result kept them in the lower half of the table, sitting on 13th place with only 27 points gained so far.
The manager hasn’t given any hints so far regarding the line-up they will present for this match against the team from São Paulo but their striker Lucca is definitely out.
Ponte needs to improve their performances away from home. They’ve only won 1 out of the 11 matches they’ve played as visitors.
I expect a match with goals here. São Paulo has an unstable defence and since they need to win, they will probably expose themselves a lot.
Ponte Preta knows how to play on the counter attack so my betting tip here is for both sides to score.
|Both teams to score||