São Paulo vs Chapecoense for the Brazilian Serie A championship match on Monday at Cícero Pompeu de Toledo Stadium.
It was in the same stadium where São Paulo missed two points on the previous day in the classic with Palmeiras, they started better, scored with Pablo early in the game, but backed down and allowed the equalizer of the rival. The match ended in 1 to 1. The draw has been the standard result of the São Paulo tricolour. It happened six times in the ten games of the team so far in the Brasileirão.
This has made São Paulo parked in the middle positions on the leaderboard. Before the ball rolled for day 11, they were in the ninth place, 11 points below the leader Palmeiras.
The lack of ambition has been especially damaging when the team acts as hosts. The tricolour is the fifth-worst hosts in the Brasileirao 2019, despite being unbeaten in this condition. Of the 15 points that played as column one, won seven having scored five goals and suffered three.
Pablo, who was out for about three months due to the spinal cord injury, was injured again in the classic. This time, it is expected that the athlete, who was hired to Atletico Paranaense, will spend approximately a month without playing.
Goalkeeper Thiago Volpi, criticized for failing in the goal that generated Palmeiras’s draw, also complained of muscle aches but should be released to face Chapecoense. Coach Cuca can have the option to select Everton, which is in the final stages of injury recovery. He received the green light from the medical department, but it depends on the improvement in physical fitness.
If São Paulo regrets the loss of two points in the classic, Chapecoense has much more to cry over the previous round. They faced, in Chapecó, the reserve team of Atletico-MG, which preserved its leading players for the competition of the Brazil Cup. They started in front but ended up taking a turn for the worst and end up losing by 2 to 1.
They were thus parked in the eight points, the Santa Catarina team is in the eighteenth – antepenultimate – placing in the league table of the Brazilian Championship Series A. As a visitor, they played for 12 points and won three with four goals scored and seven suffered.
Defender Victor Ramos, 34, can make his debut in Monday’s game. He had his name published in the Daily Newsletter of the Brazilian Football Confederation and is available to coach Ney Franco.
Although their offensive advantage is not the best, facing the fragile Chapecoense, São Paulo has the prediction of success as the best option for the duel that ends on Monday the eleventh round of the Brazilian Championship Series A.