Goias vs Sao Paulo Predictions

Goias vs Sao Paulo predictions ahead of this affair on Wednesday night. Hoping to halt their concerning streak without a victory, Goias will host Sao Paulo at Estadio de Haile Pinheiro this enticing Brasileiro clash. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

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Goias vs Sao Paulo Predictions

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A Battle of Nerves and Strategy

Key Stats
– Goias have a worrying average rating of 6.78, ranked 17th out of 20 teams.
– Sao Paulo dominates ball possession with a staggering 60.8%.
– Jonathan Calleri is Sao Paulo’s top goalscorer with 9 goals this season.

As Wednesday evening draws closer, the anticipation in the air is palpable. Goias, desperate to break their agonising winless streak, are set to face a daunting challenge as Sao Paulo make their way to Estadio de Haile Pinheiro. This pivotal Brasileiro duel promises to be a thrilling spectacle, and here’s what you need to know.

Team Dynamics


Facing the grim shadow of relegation, Goias are on a slippery slope. Their most recent match was a rollercoaster, ending in a 10-goal frenzy against Bahia. While the talented midfielder Guilherme did manage to score twice, it wasn’t enough to stop the onslaught from Rogerio Ceni’s squad. Goias, currently 18th on the chart, are on the brink, a mere point from escaping the drop zone with only 12 matches remaining. Their offensive stats paint a bleak picture, with forwards Joao Magno, Anderson Oliveira, and Julian Palacios having a paltry total of three goals between them this season.


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Sao Paulo:

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Sao Paulo aim to climb the ladder, eyeing the top half of the table. Their momentum was slightly halted in a goalless standoff against Vasco da Gama. However, prior to that, Dorival Junior’s boys showcased impressive form, besting both Coritiba and Corinthians. They have some prominent names in their roster, including James Rodriguez, who moved from Olympiacos in July.

Key Players and Matchups to Watch

  • Midfield Mastery: Guilherme of Goias vs. Pablo Maia of Sao Paulo. Both are influential in their teams’ midfields and will be critical in dictating the game’s pace.
  • Forward Flair: Joao Magno (Goias) vs. Jonathan Calleri (Sao Paulo). While Magno needs to step up his game, Calleri’s current form is impressive, making this a fascinating battle upfront.
  • Defensive Duel: Goias’ Lucas Halter against Sao Paulo’s Robert Arboleda. Their command in the defence will be a factor in keeping the opponents at bay.

Analysis and Suggestions

Goias: Their defence, which once held firm, crumbled in their previous game. They need to reinforce their backline and work on their goal conversion rate. Given their recent form, a more defensive strategy might benefit them against Sao Paulo’s attacking prowess.

Sao Paulo: Dominating in possession, Sao Paulo should capitalise on this by exploiting Goias’ recent defensive vulnerabilities. Their midfield maestros should control the tempo and feed their forwards.

Strengths, Weaknesses, and Management Critique

Goias’ Strengths and Weaknesses: While Goias have shown resilience in the past, their defence is a concern, and their forward line lacks the bite. Their manager needs to re-evaluate the team’s strategies and perhaps look at rotating the squad to bring in fresh energy.

Sao Paulo’s Strengths and Weaknesses: Sao Paulo are balanced in terms of attack and defence. However, they need to be wary of complacency, especially against teams lower in the table. Dorival Junior, while having a decent run, should focus on squad rotation to maintain the team’s momentum.


  1. Match Outcome: Given the form and stats, Sao Paulo seems more likely to clinch a win. Prediction: Sao Paulo win.
  2. Correct Score: Based on their previous matches and offensive capabilities, a 2-1 victory in favour of Sao Paulo seems probable.
  3. Goalscorer: Jonathan Calleri, given his recent form, is likely to find the net for Sao Paulo.
  4. First Half Result: Sao Paulo, known for their strong starts, might lead by a goal at halftime.

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