2019 Brazilian Serie A – Sao Paulo vs Atletico Mineiro Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Sao Paulo vs Atletico Mineiro kick off? Sunday 27th October, 2019 – 19:00 (UK)

Where is Sao Paulo vs Atletico Mineiro being played? Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo (Morumbi) (São Paulo, São Paulo)

What are the expected weather conditions for Sao Paulo vs Atletico Mineiro? Partly cloudy, 31c

What TV channel is Sao Paulo vs Atletico Mineiro on? Premiere FC (Brazil)

Where can I stream Sao Paulo vs Atletico Mineiro? PFC Internacional

Where can I get tickets for Sao Paulo vs Atletico Mineiro? Tickets for this match can be purchased here!

THE TEAM NEWS

SAO PAULO

  • Sao Paulo have been somewhat inconsistent over the last few weeks, but they seem to be headed in the right direction now after a 1-0 home win over Avai the last time out and they have ten points from their last five Serie A matches. It is worth noting that each of their last four league matches have been incredibly low scoring featuring under 1.5 goals scored in total while at home, they own a W3, D1, L1 in the last five.
  • Luan, Dani Alves and Gonzalo Carneiro are all suspended heading into this match while Joao Rojas, Everton and Jonas Toró have all been ruled out through injury. Pablo and Juanfran have also been listed as doubtful so face late fitness tests.

Expected starting XI: Tiago Volpi; Igor Vinícius, Bruno Alves, Arboleda, Reinaldo; Tchê Tchê; Liziero, Igor Gomes (Hernanes), Vitor Bueno, Antony; Alexandre Pato

ATLETICO MINEIRO

  • Atletico Mineiro are coming off a big 2-0 home win over Santos the last time out which ended the team’s five-game winless run in the league. They have now gone W1, D2, L2 in their last five league matches – going undefeated in the last two – but their away form remains a problem where they have picked up just two points from their last six games.
  • Defensive midfielder Elias has been ruled out through suspension. Gustavo Blanco, Michael, Ulison, Jair, Victor, Ramon Martinez and Yimmi Chara have all been listed as out through different physical ailments while Rever is doubtful due to a thigh problem, but is likely to play.

Expected starting XI: Cleiton; Guga, Leonardo Silva, Igor Rabello, Fábio Santos; Réver; Luan, Welison, Nathan, Rómulo Otero; Franco Di Santo

THE PREDICTION

Two of the most popular sides in the Brazilian Serie A will go head-to-head in this encounter, although the form differences are notable when comparing the recent track record for both sides. While Sao Paulo have lost just once in their last five games, Atletico are winless in their last six Serie A away matches. With the home side looking to cement a top four place, they should have the motivation and quality to take all three points.

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