SAPL vs MNE Dream11: Sao Paulo and Atletico Mineiro FC both battle for the summit in Brazilian Serie A. Only four points separate them heading into this match with Sao Paulo sitting at the top and Mineiro FC at the second. So in some sense, Mineiro will be under pressure here as a home win for Paulo will open up a seven-point gap at the top, which, at this stage in the competition, will be hard to negotiate. Paulo will host this match at Cícero Pompeu de Toledo Stadium on Thursday morning (IST). Here is SAPL vs MNE Dream 11 Match Prediction.
Fixture Name And Competition: Sao Paulo vs Mineiro FC: Brazilian Serie A
Date & Time: 06:00 AM (IST), 17 December
Venue: Cícero Pompeu de Toledo Stadium
Sao Paulo: Paulo came empty-handed from the meeting against Corinthians in the last game; a result that ended a four-game winning run for the current league leaders. That said, Paulo have been hard to score against, and the three clean sheets in the last four matches is a good indicator of the difficulties the visitors may have to negotiate if they are to get anything out of this match.
Mineiro FC: Arrive here on a four-game unbeaten run, winning twice during that stretch. Mineiro won 0-1 away at Atletico PR in the last match. But keeping a shut out has been a real problem for them, only one in the last six matches.
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
Mineiro FC ripped Sao Paulo to shreds in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, winning 3-0 in what was one of the best performances for them this season. Paulo have won just once in the last five games against Mineiro, with the latter winning twice.
Sao Paulo Wins- 01
Mineiro FC Wins– 02
Last meeting: 3-0 win for Mineiro FC.
Live Streaming Brazilian Serie A: No official streaming in India.
Sao Paulo Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Three players are set to miss the clash against Mineiro FC.
Walce and Lizeiro both remain sidelined due to injuries and will sit this one out.
Luciano is the latest inductee into the treatment room due to a thigh injury he picked up on Sunday. He is also out of this game.
Expected changes: With Luciano out, Pablo is likely to complement Brenner in the attack.
Volpi should be the goalie, while the likes of Alves, Arboleda, Reinaldo and Juanfran should form the backline.
Sao Paulo Starting XI (probables):
Mineiro FC Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Rever was cautioned in the last round, his third booking of the season. He will be serving a one-game ban as a result.
Diego Tardelli is back in training but this game may have come too soon for him at this moment.
Expected changes: Savarino, Vargas and Keno should be the front three for the away team here, with Franco, Hyoran and Allan starting in the midfield.
Mineiro FC Starting XI (probables):
DEF: R M D Silva, R Arboleda, Juanfran, G Arana
MID: G Sara, I Gomes, D Alves (VC), H Dalmoro
FW: B s d Silva (C), E Vargas
SAPL vs MNE Teams Captain options, Differential Picks
Brenner: Scored twice and clocked an assist against Botafogo last week. He is the leading scorer for the Sau Paulo this season, which is a good enough reason to consider him as captain in Dream 11 prediction teams.
Keno: Atletico will be carring a threat in the shape of Keno. He can be unplayable to play against at times.
X-factors, differential picks
Dani Alves: The former Barcelona player is now playing in the midfield and has been producing gold for Pauolo.
Jefferson Savarino: He can pick a pass deep from the midfield and is a threat in front of the goal as well.
Hyoran has four goals and two assists from 20 games for Mineiro FC, while Eduardo Vargas has also started his life with Mineiro on a positive note, scoring and assists once in the first three games.
SAPL vs MNE Today Match Prediction Football Match
Bet 365 Odds
Sao Paulo To Win: 2.45 Or 40.82% chance to win
Draw: 3.20 Or 31.25% chance to win
Mineiro FC to Win: 2.87 Or 34.84% chance to win
Sao Paulo To Win: 2.37 Or 42.19% chance to win
Draw: 3.25 Or 30.77% chance to win
Mineiro FC to Win: 2.90 Or 34.48% chance to win
This is a top-of-the-table clash. As a host, Sao Paulo will be under pressure to be on the front foot, but the 4-point difference means Mineiro FC can't afford to lose this one, or Paulo will be opening a seven-point gap at the top.
There are so many similarities between these two teams, with both teams clinching 14 wins in 25 rounds, and scoring an almost same amount of goals. But Mineiro's defence makes the situation slightly in favour of Paulo. As you can see Today Match Prediction odds above, the home team is being seen as a slight favourite to win this match. So choose your SAPL vs MNE Dream11 Match Prediction teams wisely.
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