The Copa Sudamericana continues in full swing this Thursday, with the return games of the round of 16 of the competition, including the duel between São Paulo x Universidad Católica. Find out where to watch and see the guide set up by GLOBO with information and tips for betting.
SÃO PAULO X UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA-CHI – Thursday, 7/7 – 21:30
Who will win the game?
São Paulo has the favoritism after winning the first leg 4-2 at Universidad Católica and can even put a mixed team in view of the marathon of games and the large number of suspended players. The tricolor has a positive record against Chileans in the cups: 41 games, 22 wins, 11 draws and 8 losses.
Católica can rely on the fact that their last 3 wins this season (between the Chilean Championship and the Copa Chile) were two goals apart, which would at least take today’s decision to penalties. However, the team has not won in Brazil since 2011, when it overcame Grêmio in the round of 16 of the Libertadores – although, after that, it visited Morumbi twice and left without defeat, with draws for the 2012 and 2013 South American Championship (both with São Paulo classification). The team against Brazilians in the cups has 61 games, 15 wins, 14 draws and 32 losses.
Final result and to qualify
|Modality||Sao Paulo||A tie||Catholic University|
How many goals will be scored in the match? Will both teams score goals?
The duels between tricolors and crusaders have a good goal tendency. In 4 of the last 5 matches, both São Paulo and Católica have scored in the same match. The match is the meeting between two offensive teams, which usually lead the scoreboard, a feat that has occurred in 8 of the last 10 São Paulo games and in 4 of the last 5 of the Chileans. In addition, both teams have difficulties in maintaining their advantages on the scoreboard, which can make it possible to expect a duel with many goals, as in the first game. See the odds for goals:
Number of goals per game and both score in the match
|Over 0.5 x Under 0.5||1.04 x 8.98|
|Over 1.5 x Under 1.5||1.33 x 3.16|
|Over 2.5 x Under 2.5||2.03 x 1.75|
|Over 3.5 x Under 3.5||3.57 x 1.26|
|Over 4.5 x Under 4.5||7.00 x 1.07|
|Both score – Yes||2.16|
|Both score – No||1.65|
How many cards will be applied?
The first leg had a great distribution of cards and ended with three expelled in São Paulo. Also, in 4 of the last 5 direct duels, there were 5 cards or more (over 4.5) in the match. The tight game is a trend for Brazilians, who had over 4.5 in cards in 5 of their last 6 games, and for Cruzados, who had the same mark in their last 5 duels. Venezuelan referee Alexis Herrera officiated at two Copa Sudamericana games, with an average of 5.5 yellow cards per game, but did not send anyone off.
Individually, what to observe? Who will score goals?
São Paulo will lack important names, such as Calleri and Rodrigo Nestor. On the other hand, guys like Luciano and Patrick, in good form, can be in the team, and others like Eder can try to regain their space in the search for classification. Despite this, the team’s defensive problems continue, and the attacking trio formed by Fuenzalida, Zampedri and Valencia can get ready.
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