Sao Paulo welcome back the Brasileiro action this week when they play host to Ceara SC. The match schedules for Thursday at the Cicero Pompeu de Toledo Stadium, with kickoff at 1 am.
Both sides remain winless in their last two fixtures in the league. Sao Paulo shared spoils with a 0-0 draw to Cuiaba, while Ceara SC suffered a 3-1 loss to Atletico Mineiro.
Sao Paulo has drawn five games in a row, showing their consistency to scoop up points but lack of edge to really take down an opponent.
In the last six games, the Hernan Crespo team remain without a loss. The run began with a win against Atletico Goianiense in September, but the Hernan Crespo team is 13th in the league after six games.
In addition, Sao Paulo hasn’t scored in three of the last five games, including their most recent game against Cuiaba.
However, Sao Paulo must be careful not to drop points when they play in the league because a win would allow Ceara to overtake them at the league table.
On their hand, Ceara SC had a bad week after they went two games without a win after a draw with Internacional and confidently beat Atletico Mineiro.
The score was 2-1 thanks to a goal by Hulk and another from Diego Costa, despite Gabriel Lacerda scoring.
Sao Paulo vs Ceara SC Head to Head
Both sides have 15 games against each other, with the hosts take seven games while Ceara has three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Cuiaba 0-0 Sao Paulo
- Sao Paulo 1-1 Santos
- Chapecoense 1-1 Sao Paulo
- Sao Paulo 0-0 Atletico Mineiro
- Sao Paulo 0-0 America Mineiro
- Atletico Mineiro 3-1 Ceara SC
- Ceara SC 0-0 Internacional
- Ceara SC 0-0 Santos
- Gremio 2-0 Ceara
- America Mineiro 2-0 Ceara SC
Sao Paulo Team News
Crespo will seek more opportunities to score because his team has been struggling to find the back of the net lately. Jonathan Calleri will likely lead the attack after being taken off the bench against Cuiaba, and Joao Rojas and Martin Benitez could be used from the start.
Ceara SC Team News
According to Marca, Vitor Jacare remains unavailable due to a knee injury that kept him out all season. Still, Ceara could change things on the attack with Stiven Mendoza be an option.
Prediction and Odds
The absence of creativity has been hurting them lately, and it could also prevent both of them from showing interest in the game.
- Double Chance
- Goals Under 2.5