2019 Brazilian Serie A – Palmeiras vs Sao Paulo Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Palmeiras vs Sao Paulo kick off? Wednesday 30th October, 2019 – 22:30 (UK)

Where is Palmeiras vs Sao Paulo being played? Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo

What are the expected weather conditions for Palmeiras vs Sao Paulo? Partly cloudy, 26c

What TV channel is Palmeiras vs Sao Paulo on? Premiere FC Brasil (Brazil)

Where can I stream Palmeiras vs Sao Paulo? PFC Internacional, Premiere Play (subscription required)

Where can I get tickets for Palmeiras vs Sao Paulo? https://palmeiras.futebolcard.com/information?event=6547

THE TEAM NEWS

PALMEIRAS

  • Palmeiras are coming off a 2-1 away win at Avai the last time out and that result extended their undefeated streak in the league to four matches (W3, D1). Four of their last five games have featured under 2.5 goals in total and Palmeiras sit in second place of the standings with 47 points.
  • Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has been ruled out, while Marcos Rocha and Willian are doubtful but both players are expected to be available for this contest. Gustavo Gómez is also expected to play after serving a one-match suspension. Luiz Adriano has been listed as doubtful but unlikely to play and Mayke is out.

Expected Starting XI:Weverton; Marcos Rocha, Gustavo Gómez, Vítor Hugo, Diogo Barbosa; Gustavo Scarpa, Felipe Melo, Bruno Henrique; Willian, Miguel Borja, Dudú

SAO PAULO

  • Sao Paulo are in fourth place of the standings with 49 points, although they are coming off two straight wins and have lost just once in their last five league matches (W3, D1, L1). Their most recent result was a 2-0 home win over Atletico Mineiro.
  • Éverton, Gonzalo Carneiro and Pablo remain sidelined for Sao Paulo, but Juanfran and Jonas Toró are reportedly recovered since they returned to training on Monday. Dani Alves is also expected to return after serving a one-match ban but Joao Rojas has been ruled out as well.

Expected Starting XI: Tiago Volpi; Juanfran, Robert Arboleda, Bruno Alves, Reinaldo; Luan, Igor Gomes; Jonas Toró, Dani Alves, Antony; Alexandre Pato

THE PREDICTION

Palmeiras are undefeated in their last two matches, while Sao Paulo have won their last two. If we consider these two teams own the same exact form during their last five league matches (W3, D1, L1) and the fact that both are evenly matched, a draw seems like the most reasonable outcome on paper.

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