São Paulo vs Palmeiras
This is a big São Paulo derby and one of the most important matches in Brazil. Who is in better or worse form before the game it doesn't matter. What matters is the winner of the duel. In 312 matches, São Paulo has won 108 and Palmeiras 104. The teams have drawn 100 times. So the history of this derby shows a great balance, but with an interesting tradition; in the Brasileirão, the visiting teams have managed to win more times than the visited ones. True, both teams have more wins away than at home in the King's Clash.Receive Your Sign-Up Bonus!
The Tricolor thrashed the Colombians of Tolima 5-0 on Thursday, thus qualifying for the Copa Sudamericana knockout stage. This comfortable result comes at a good time because, in the last round of the Série A, they lost against Grêmio in Porto Alegre. It was the first defeat in the Brasileirão under Dorival Júnior’s command after seven undefeated rounds. São Paulo is in eighth place, four points behind Palmeiras, in second place. It is important to mention that São Paulo still hasn't lost at home in the league.
Expected opening lineup for São Paulo
Rafael; Rafinha, Arboleda, Lucas Beraldo and Caio Paulista; Gabriel Neves, Pablo Maia, Alisson and Wellington Rato; Luciano and Calleri.
The Verdão beat Barcelona of Ecuador 4-2 during the week in the Libertadores. The Brazilians were down by two goals at halftime but managed a spectacular comeback in the second half. Palmeiras thus secured qualification for the knockout round. In the last game of the Série A, the champions won 3-1 against Coritiba, getting closer to the leader Botafogo, who lost. However, not everything was positive in the last round; the team's captain Gustavo Gómez saw his third yellow card in the league and is out of the Clássico. Abel's team is now only 2 points away from the 1st place, but in this derby, nothing matters more than the victory over a great rival.
Expected opening lineup for Palmeiras
Weverton; Mayke, Luan, Naves and Piquerez; Zé Rafael and Gabriel Menino; Artur, Raphael Veiga and Dudu; Rony.
Expert Betting Tips
Palmeiras is superior to São Paulo and has proved it in the Brasileirão so far, but anything can happen in a classic game like this. When the referee blows the whistle, the battle begins.