Stadium: Morumbi (São Paulo).
We think the clash between São Paulo and Racing will be one of the central matches in the last 16 of the Copa Libertadores. The Brazilian-Argentine duels are always interesting, and let’s not forget that Racing were last season’s finalists in the Argentine Professional League Cup. At the same time, São Paulo have won the Paulista state championship this season.
Sao Paulo’s current form
Before starting the season in Brazil’s Serie A, São Paulo were rated among the favourites. However, after 11 rounds played, the Tricolor are only 14th and, a couple of games ago, the metropolitan side were in the relegation zone. However, São Paulo have won their last two matches. First, they beat Internacional 2-0 away and Bahia 1-0. It is clear that Sao Paulo are gaining form and there is no doubt that the Tricolor are entirely motivated for the international tournament.
Racing’s current form
Unlike São Paulo, we haven’t seen Racing since the beginning of June and the final game of the Pro League Cup against Colón, when Racing lost 0-3. As for transfers, Zaracho, Barbona, Centurion, Solari and Schlegel left the club. Racing only bought Lionel Miranda from Defensa, with some other players coming to the club on loan. Also, Juan Antonio Pizzi led the Chilean national team to the Copa America title.
Expert Betting Tips
São Paulo and Racing have already played each other twice in the group stage in this competition. The game played in Argentina ended in a 0-0 draw, while Racing won the Brazilian match 1-0. The important thing is that both games were draws; we think this trend will continue. As for the outcomes, we’re going to side with Sao Paulo, as the match practice is a big trump card. We propose the following odds for the match: W1+Total Under (3.5) for 2.10, W1 for 1.87, Total Under (2) for 1.78.