São Paulo vs Santos Soccer Prediction Today
Although a series of eight bouts without defeat may seem like an impressive mark, in the case of São Paulo it is not quite like that. Six of those matches ended tied. Therefore, the team occupies position in the second half of the standings with Brasileirão. At the end of Matchday 5, when they drew 2-2 with Bahia in Salvador, they came in tenth second with seven points (one win and four draws).
Coach Diego Aguirre, however, does not seem to be worried about the large number of draws and will maintain his playing style. For the classic this Sunday, received good news from the medical department. Midfielder and striker Diego Souza, who suffered from pain in his left thigh, participated in the training and was released to act.
Also recovered from a concussion, defender and right-back Éder Militão participated normally in training and will most likely be listed as a starter. Left-back Reinaldo and Everton striker, both with inflammation in the throat, were spared training, but should be available to face the Saints.
Who follows from outside is the defender Rodrigo Caio. He was injured in the second round in the goalless draw with Ceará in Fortaleza. Already should have returned according to the initial estimates, but continues with pain in the left foot and was vetoed for the classic. The same happens with Gonzalo Carneiro, who came to the club injured and even participated in training. But he was in pain again in the pubis. So, again it should not be related.
Thus, the likely team for Sunday’s match is Sidon; Éder Militão (Régis), Arboleda, Bruno Alves and Reinaldo; Jucilei, Hudson (Liziero), Lucas Fernandes (Valdivia), Nene (Shaylon) and Everton; Diego Souza (Trellez).
The fish did not have the week off to train. On the night of Thursday, May 17, he had to fulfill his commitment against Luverdense in Mato Grosso for the last 16 of the Brazilian Cup. However, with the wide open lead with a 5-1 win at Vila Belmiro, coach Jair Ventura Filho minimized the effects of the wear and tear sparing his top players. The team lost by 2 to 1, but reached its goals.
Against São Paulo, holders of Santos will be in the field. Even because the classic holds position in the standings. With six points (two wins and two losses) – and one game less – Peixe, the only team that has not yet drawn for the 2018 edition of Brasileirão, is in the thirteenth position outside the continental tournament qualifying zone.
Diego Aguirre is a technician attached to a style of surprises in the squad, but not in the strategies. From start to finish they usually change the team by promoting the constant relay of the athletes. However, the strategy does not change. Defense is a priority whether at home or away. Even when the team leaves in search of the goal, it tries not to open in excess to avoid being victimized by counterattacks.
Against the Saints, there is no reason to change this position, because the swift Gabigol and Rodrygo can do a lot of damage to the tricolor defensive system. With Jair Ventura, Fish also shows a reactive style.
Prediction Today: A tie