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

THE FACTS

When does Sao Paulo vs Fluminense kick off? Thursday 7th November, 2019 – 22:30 (UK)

Where is Sao Paulo vs Fluminense being played? Morumbi, Sao Paulo

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

Where can I stream Sao Paulo vs Fluminense? Premiere Play (Brazil)

Where can I get tickets for Sao Paulo vs Fluminense? https://cart.totalacesso.com/spfc_x_fluminense_07112019

THE TEAM NEWS

SAO PAULO

  • Sao Paulo bounced back admirably from their 3-0 away derby defeat at Palmeiras and secured a 3-0 away win at Chapecoense this past Saturday. They have won their last four home matches and they haven’t conceded a single goal in the last three over that span. It’s safe to say they enter this game on a positive run of form.
  • Midfielder Igor Gomes has been ruled out through suspension, while Joao Rojas is out through injury and Pablo is doubtful due to a hamstring problem. However, Dani Alves and Liziero resumed training earlier this week and both should return to action.

Expected starting XI: Tiago Volpi; Daniel Alves, Bruno Alves, Arboleda, Reinaldo; Jucilei, Tchê Tchê, Hernanes; Antony, Vitor Bueno, Raniel

FLUMINENSE

  • Fluminense are coming off a scoreless draw at home against Vasco in the previous Serie A encounter and that result extended their winless streak to five games (D2, L3). One of the team’s biggest problems have been their scoring – they have found the back of the net just twice over that five-game span.
  • Fluminense will have to deal with a huge absence upfront since João Pedro has not been included in the squad for this contest after extending his scoring drought to 12 games. Gilberto is doubtful due to injury, while Mascarenhas and Matheu Ferraz have both been ruled out.

Expected starting XI: Muriel; Igor Julião, Digão, Nino, Caio Henrique; Yuri, Allan, Daniel, Ganso; Marcos Paulo, Yony González

THE PREDICTION

Considering nine of the last 10 Sao Paulo matches have featured either one side, or neither scoring, this has all the making of a low-scoring affair. The hosts are coming off three wins in their last four matches, while Fluminense enter this contest on a five-game winless streak while conceding exactly 2.0 goals per game in every defeat over that span. Sao Paulo already won the previous H2H meeting this season, and shouldn’t have problems in securing the three points once again.

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