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Sao Paulo vs Fortaleza Prediction

Sao Paulo

August 13

23:15

1 : 0
Fortaleza

Sao Paulo

Fortaleza

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Sao Paulo will make their first league appearance of the 2020-21 campaign here. After their scheduled clash against Goias was cancelled last weekend, Fernando Diniz's men have a different challenge. They host a Fortaleza team still hurting after a disappointing 2-0 loss by Athletico Paranaense to begin their season in defeat.

Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Sao Paulo vs Fortaleza Betting Tips

Sao Paulo were stunned in their 3-2 defeat by Mirassol on July 29. They crashed out of the Serie A1 playoffs at the quarter-final stage and only had themselves to blame.

Why? They recorded 23 shots, had 72% possession, hit the woodwork and had triple the completed passes their opponents could manage. By contrast, Mirassol had four shots over the 90 minutes – and scored three goals.

Naturally, they'll want to prove that result was simply a fluke and ultimately just what can happen in tournament football. Considering their sixth-placed finish in last year's top-tier, it's imperative they begin as they mean to go on in 2020-21.

Armed with promising youngsters like Igor Gomes and Paulinho Boia, as well as defensive stalwarts in Reinaldo and Robert Arboleda? They're on the right track. Allowing a creative genius like Dani Alves the freedom to roam forward and express himself from central midfield is key.

As for Fortaleza? This could end up being a long night for Rogerio Ceni's side, unless they remain disciplined and take their chances. However, that's easier said than done.

Sao Paulo vs Fortaleza Correct Score Predictions

In matches like these where neither are in particularly good form, it's important to crunch numbers and find fine margins. In two previous H2H meetings last year, Sao Paulo have won both. All three scorers remain at the club, which is a good sign for the hosts that they can replicate similar success here.

When you have experienced veterans like Alves and Hernanes to create chances galore, it's hard to bet against them. Unfortunately for the visitors, I'm going for a smart choice by backing Sao Paulo to win this one.

Last matches

Sao Paulo

23-09-2020

4 - 2

L
17-09-2020

2 - 2 River Plate

D
12-09-2020

2 - 2 Santos

D
09-09-2020

1 - 1

D
06-09-2020

3 - 1 Fluminense

W
03-09-2020

3 - 0 Atlético Mineiro

L
30-08-2020

2 - 1 Corinthians

W
26-08-2020

1 - 0 Athletico PR

W
23-08-2020

0 - 1 Sport Recife

L
20-08-2020

1 - 1 Bahia

D

Fortaleza

W

- Internacional

19-09-2020
D

- Grêmio

13-09-2020
W

- Sport Recife

09-09-2020
L

- Flamengo

05-09-2020
L

- Ceará

02-09-2020
W

-

30-08-2020
D

- Corinthians

27-08-2020
W

- Goiás

19-08-2020
D

- Botafogo

16-08-2020
L

- São Paulo

13-08-2020
Sao Paulo vs Fortaleza Head-to-Head (H2H)
13-08-2020

São Paulo

1
0

Fortaleza

05-10-2019

São Paulo

2
1

Fortaleza

12-05-2019

Fortaleza

0
1

São Paulo

30-08-2006

São Paulo

1
1

Fortaleza

22-04-2006

Fortaleza

1
0

São Paulo

26-11-2005

Fortaleza

1
0

São Paulo

13-08-2005

São Paulo

3
2

Fortaleza

Sao Paulo
vs
Fortaleza
Predicted Lineup
Sao Paulo vs Fortaleza Predicted Lineup

Volpi

Juanfran

Arboleda

Alves

Reinaldo

Alves

Tche

Gomes

Felipe

Pato

Bueno

Alves

Tinga

Jackson

Paulao

Melo

Felipe

Juninho

Romarinho

Marlon

Paulista

da Fonseca

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

2-4 vs (A)

L

2-2 vs River Plate (H)

D

2-2 vs Santos (A)

D

1-1 vs (H)

D

3-1 vs Fluminense (H)

W

0-3 vs Atlético Mineiro (A)

L

2-1 vs Corinthians (H)

W

1-0 vs Athletico PR (H)

W

1-0 vs Sport Recife (A)

W

1-1 vs Bahia (H)

D
W

1-0 vs Internacional (H)

D

1-1 vs Grêmio (A)

W

1-0 vs Sport Recife (H)

L

1-2 vs Flamengo (A)

L

0-1 vs Ceará (A)

W

3-0 vs (H)

D

1-1 vs Corinthians (A)

W

3-1 vs Goiás (A)

D

0-0 vs Botafogo (H)

L

0-1 vs São Paulo (A)

15

Goals Scored

11

6

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

2-2 vs River Plate (H)

D

1-1 vs (H)

D

3-1 vs Fluminense (H)

W

2-1 vs Corinthians (H)

W

1-0 vs Athletico PR (H)

W

1-1 vs Bahia (H)

D
W

1-0 vs Internacional (H)

W

1-0 vs Sport Recife (H)

W

3-0 vs (H)

D

0-0 vs Botafogo (H)

10

Goals Scored

5

3

Over 2.5 Goals

1

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

2-4 vs (A)

L

2-2 vs Santos (A)

D

0-3 vs Atlético Mineiro (A)

L

1-0 vs Sport Recife (A)

W
D

1-1 vs Grêmio (A)

L

1-2 vs Flamengo (A)

L

0-1 vs Ceará (A)

D

1-1 vs Corinthians (A)

W

3-1 vs Goiás (A)

L

0-1 vs São Paulo (A)

5

Goals Scored

6

3

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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