Brazil’s new championship is slowly gaining momentum. A good portion of the new tour will take place on the night of the weekend, our time. This includes the eponymous club hosting Ceará in Sao Paulo. Can the grande can deal with the humble visitors? The website’s analytical department has prepared a prediction for the match on May 29, 2022. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet app review.
São Paulo look like a second-tier club of late
Tricolor have won both the national championship and the Copa Libertadores more than once. But the last time they did something meaningful was 10 years ago, when they won the Copa Sudamericana in 2012. Perhaps now there will be a real breakthrough, at least the start was not bad. Rogerio Seni’s side have very confidently won their group in the new Copa Sudamericana, guaranteeing themselves a place in the play-offs. There were a lot of draws in the championship, though. But first of all, they almost avoided defeat – only Flamengo were stronger in the opening stages. Secondly, the rivals were also constantly losing points. So even after 1-1 with Corinthians, they managed to stay in the top three.
Ceara set themselves consistently modest goals
“Grandpa” has spent the lion’s share of its history not above the country’s 2nd division. Now, Brasileirao seem to have more or less secured a foothold. But for now, they are not aiming for anything more. In 2021, for example, the club finished high enough for themselves, in 11th place. That was enough to qualify for the Copa Sudamericana, where the Brazilians performed surprisingly well, although they played their decisive encounter in the 6th round, this week. Perhaps that hindered their chances in the domestic arena. Serie A started with an away win over Palmeiras – the Greens were beaten 3-2 on their field. But then they had a long series without any new successes. 5 points, albeit after 6 games, is a result at the level of the outsider, worse than only very uncompetitive Fortaleza. On the other hand, 1 win could fundamentally rectify the tournament situation.
The curious tendency is that they have drawn 5 times in a row with an identical score, 1-1. And São Paulo have not lost for 9 times now and only the first time they have scored at least 3 goals.
The host side is also much stronger. We recommend betting on São Paulo to win with a -1 goal handicap (odds – 2.23).