Tip SAO Paulo - Ceara
Prediction published on May 26, 2022 at 6:00 AM
Sao Paulo welcomes Ceara to the Estádio do Morumbi for this match in the Brazilian Serie A. The home team are in third position with 12 points while the visitors are in 19th position with five points. Sao Paulo have only lost once in this league season with three wins and three draws in their seven matches. They have been wildly inconsistent though and are yet to win two consecutive league matches this season. They do however have an excellent record this season as they are 11 matches unbeaten across all competitions. Sau Paulo have qualified for the knockout stage of the Copa Libertadores as group winner and went through the group stage unbeaten. Their home record as been brilliant as they have won their last 12 matches and have only lost one of their last 20 matches at the Estádio do Morumbi.
Ceara have made a disastrous start to the season as they have only five points from their six matches. They are already three points from safety but have played one less match than the teams directly above them. Ceara won their opening match of the season but since then they are without a win with three losses and two draws. Their recent form has improved as they are unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions. Ceara have had an excellent Cup run in the Copa Sudamericana where they finished as the group winner and have progressed to the knockout stages. They will dearly love to replicate that form in the league to move them out of the relegation zone.
Key points SAO Paulo - Ceara
In five of Sau Paulo’s last seven matches there have been under 2.5 goals.
They have kept three clean sheets in their last five matches.
Sau Paulo have only conceded two goals in their last seven home matches.
In four of Ceara’s last six matches there have been under 2.5 goals.
Only once in their last seven away matches has both teams scored.
Conclusion SAO Paulo - Ceara
Sau Paulo are just two points behind the league leaders Corinthians and know that a win in this match could see them claim top spot if other results go their way. Ceara need the three points to move away from the relegation zone and to end their five match goal drought in the league. The last five matches between these sides have ended in draws but we are backing Sau Paulo to win this match.