Sao Paulo are enjoying an incredible run of success on their top-flight travels, stringing together eight wins on the spin at the highest level of the Campeonato Paulista. Palmeiras, have found the going somewhat harder on their own patch of late, suffering four consecutive defeats in which they have conceded 12 goals.
Since the beginning of this campaign, Palmeiras have featured 20 times across the Campeonato Paulista, with no fewer than 19 of these matches delivering under 3.5 goals. For their part, Sao Paulo have been involved in 19 Campeonato Paulista contests during the same period, and 13 of these continental games have delivered three goals or fewer.
For a club with such pedigree and ambition, Palmeiras possess a truly awful defensive record of late, failing to keep a clean sheet in eight consecutive Campeonato Paulista matches, as well as managing just two shutouts in 20 top-flight fixtures. As for Sao Paulo, they have both scored and conceded in six of their last eight games at this elite level.
Palmeiras vs Sao Paulo Prediction
Under 3.5 goals has been the order of the day in 19 consecutive Campeonato Paulista matches involving Sao Paulo, so the team once managed by the coach have proven themselves to be incredibly consistent on this particular front. The same can also be said of Palmeiras, as no more than three goals have been netted in 19 of their previous 19 games at this level.