São Paulo vs Coritiba
The second leg of the Copa do Brasil final was played last weekend, and São Paulo, drawing at home to Flamengo, lifted the trophy for the first time in its history. At the Morumbi, now the days are full of joy as the team has won a title, somewhat unexpectedly, despite a modest performance in the Brasileirão. The Tricolor Paulista can now look forward to the rest of the season with confidence, focusing exclusively on the Série A to improve its league position. In this rescheduled match of Round 22, the opponent is Coritiba, the last-placed team in the league, and given the momentum the teams are going through, São Paulo is the favorite.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The Paulistas have lost their last three games in the Brasileirão, which in this period was far from being a priority, in the midst of a schedule overloaded with the Copa Sudamericana and Copa do Brasil. São Paulo was eliminated from the South American competition by Liga de Quito but managed to win the Copa do Brasil with an aggregate victory of 2-1. You can't criticize Dorival Jr.'s decision, which saw the Morumbi club win the tournament for the first time in its history and the first national title in fifteen years. Now it's time to turn the focus to the Série A, where São Paulo is in 14th place with 28 points. Bahia, who is 17th and in a relegation position, has 25 points, so it's a must for the Paulistas to win this overdue match.
The Coxa is the main candidate for relegation to the Série B. The team is in last place with 14 points. Its seven defeats in a row have increased the gap out of the relegation zone to 12 points, that is, to 16th place, now occupied by Goiás, who has 26 points. In their last game, the Paranaenses were thrashed 5-1 by Vasco da Gama, which has finally managed to get out of the Z4. The Coxa's defense is very fragile, and conceding more than two goals each game makes it impossible to win games. Only a miracle can save Coritiba, something unlikely, but sometimes the supernatural happens in football.
Expert Betting Tips
São Paulo must win this game. The Tricolor Paulista is proud of its achievement and will take to the field supported by happy fans. The team's position doesn't allow for any more distractions, and last-placed Coritiba seems to be the ideal opponent for São Paulo to return to winning ways in the Brasileirão. I'm backing the home team to win with a maximum of four goals in the game to increase the odds.