Hot Streak at Stake!
Sao Paulo hasn’t lost in its last eight games at Morumbi Stadium. However, the Black and Reds come in as the soccer betting underdogs. Why? Well … because Palmeiras hasn’t lost in its last 11 games. That includes winning its last three matches on the road.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Green Machine sits in first place and is the top-scoring team in the Brazilian Serie A. The home side can’t afford to lose, though, otherwise, the gap between the two would increase to 10 points.
Sao Paulo: Tough Loss
Thursday night, Sao Paulo suffered a heartbreaking loss against Botafogo. It was heartbreaking because the Black and Reds were the betting online favorites and won possession with 68%. Plus, prior to that game, they managed to remain undefeated for nine straight games. On the other hand, Botafogo had lost its four previous games.
Despite the defeat, Sao Paulo climbed up to fifth place. A victory over Palmeiras could allow them to climb up to third.
As mentioned before, the Black and Reds haven’t lost in their last eight home games. They won six of those games and failed to score only once. On the other hand, they finished with a clean sheet four times.
They come in as the underdogs, but here’s another reason to consider including them in your soccer picks: Jonathan Calleri. The 28-year-old striker has scored nine goals, enough to lead the league’s scoring chart. He alone has scored the same number of goals as Fortaleza and Cuiaba.
The price is also tempting: +195. If you place a $100 wager on them and they pull off the upset, your payout would be $295.
One last thing. Sao Paulo won its Copa Sudamericana group with a 5-1-0 record, 12 goals for, and only three against. Summing up, you won’t find a more tempting underdog.
Palmeiras: On Top of the World
Palmeiras is sitting atop the standings thanks to a 7-4-1 record. The Green Machine averages 1.9 goals per game and allows only 0.5. That should be enough to justify them controlling the Las Vegas odds, but there’s more.
We’re talking about the back-to-back champions of the Copa Libertadores. In the current edition, they won their group with a perfect 6-0-0 record, 25 goals for and only three against. The second top-scoring team scored seven goals less. As expected, they’re among the favorites to win the Copa Libertadores once again.
Most recently, the Green Machine defeated Atletico Goianiense 4-2. Gustavo Portillo was the Man of the Match after scoring twice. Ze Rafael and Gustavo Scarpa also scored. Curiously enough, Palmeiras lost possession with 48 percent but ended up taking nine shots on target more than the visiting side.
If Sao Paulo has Calleri, Palmeiras has Ronielson da Silva. The 27-year-old has scored six goals in the Brazilian Serie A and three in the Copa Libertadores. He benefits a lot from the team playing 4-5-1.
Last but not least, the visitors are offering a +145 price, meaning you could win $245 in total per every $100 bet.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 64
- Sao Paulo Mineiro Victories: 23 (70 goals)
- Palmeiras Victories: 21 (70 goals)
- Draws: 20
Thanks to the Campeonato Paulista, a tournament that only includes teams from Sao Paulo, these two met for the last time in April. It was the second leg of the Grand Finale and Palmeiras won 4-0. Sao Paulo won the first leg 3-1.
Regarding Serie A, last year they met twice. The first match ended with a goalless draw, while the Black and Reds won the second 2-0. In other words, you can expect a highly entertaining game.
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Game Information
- Date: Monday, June 20
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- Location: Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo
- Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Live Stream: fuboTV
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Betting Lines
|Sao Paulo||pk +110||+205||2½ +115 o|
|Palmeiras||pk -140||+140||2½ -145 u|
Sao Paulo vs Palmeiras Prediction
Brazilian soccer is well known for its offensive mindset. Therefore, if there’s something you can expect from these two, it’s goals. They drew 0-0 in only one of their last 10 meetings. Palmeiras scored 10 goals in total in its last three games, while Sao Paulo scored in nine of its last 10 games. We believe the visitors will keep their streak alive, but taking the over seems a more appropriate move.
Score Prediction: Palmeiras 2, Sao Paulo 1
Pick: Over 2½ at +110