Sao Paulo vs. Ceará Pick & Prediction AUG 10th 2022

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Ceará vs. Sao Paulo: who will qualify for the semifinals?

The South American Cup enters the final stretch and some teams are emerging as favorites to be among the best four in the continent. Indeed, next Wednesday Ceará and Sao Paulo will define a passage to the next phase, taking into account that they are two old acquaintances of the Brasileirao, so the Copa Sudamericana predictions expect a tight matchup.

On the one hand, the Vozao de Marquinhos Santos needs to advance to the next phase of the Copa Sudamericana considering that it is the main objective of the semester, since it is far from the first places in the Brasileirao.

For its part, Rogério Ceni's Tricolor needs to return to the forefront of Brazilian football and for this it needs to stay with the Copa Sudamericana that will allow it to return to the long-awaited Copa Libertadores, as sports predictions anticipate.

Last Ceará matches

Marquinhos Santos failed to transform into a reliable team in the double competition. It is that the Vozao shows the two sides of the same coin in a semester. On the one hand, he is solid and at a steady pace in the Copa Sudamericana, being one of the revelations of the sports predictions together with Deportivo Táchira. On the other, in the Brasileirao he does not raise his head and the relegation zone is getting closer and closer.

In the Copa Sudamericana, Ceará showed its best version based on good results and a high level of soccer, considering that its squad is clearly inferior to other giants such as Sao Paulo, Nacional and Internacional de Porto Alegre.

During the group stage, Vozao dominated the action despite being part of a difficult pairing with Independiente, La Guaira and General Caballero. And despite not being the favorite in sports betting, Ceará managed to win Group G from start to finish with a perfect score: 6 wins, 18 points, 17 goals scored and just one goal conceded.

In their debut, Ceará defeated Independiente 2-1, beat La Guaira and General Caballero 2-0, thrashed La Guaira 3-0 in the second leg, General Caballero 6-0 in Brazil and closed their participation in Group G with a 2-0 victory in Avellaneda, against Independiente.

Already in the round of 16, Ceará had to face a team that came from the Copa Libertadores like The Strongest, although they had no problems winning 2-1 away and a resounding 3-0 in Brazil to advance to the semifinals.

Finally, in the Brasileirao Ceará it accumulates 24 points and is only four points away from falling into the relegation zone currently occupied by Cuiabá.

Last Sao Paulo matches

Rogerio Ceni is satisfied with the performance of the Tricolor Paulista in the Copa Sudamericana. However, in the Brasileirao Sao Paulo he does not raise his head and is located in the middle of the standings, far from what was expected by sports betting that gave him a clear candidate to fight for the tournament along with Palmeiras and Flamengo.

In Copa Sudamericana, Sao Paulo dominated Group D at will, which it shared with Everton from Chile, Ayacucho and Jorge Wilstermann. Indeed, the Tricolor garnered 16 points with five wins and one draw. Likewise, he converted 12 goals in favor and only conceded three goals, reflecting a marked defensive solidity.

In his cup debut, Sao Paulo defeated Ayacucho 3-2 as a visitor. Subsequently, they beat Everton 2-0, 3-1 away against Jorge Wilstermann, drew goalless against Everton, thrashed Wilstermann 3-0 in Brazil and closed their participation in Group D with a tight 1-0 in Brazil against Ayacucho .

Classified to the round of 16, the matchup was complex considering that they faced a team from the Copa Libertadores such as Universidad Católica de Chile. However, the Tricolor was able to prevail in both games with a 4-2 away win and a 4-1 home win.

Finally, in the Brasileirao Sao Paulo, he has accumulated 26 points, placing himself in tenth place in the standings, 16 units behind the leader Palmeiras.

Background between both

Sao Paulo and Ceará played two matches in the Copa Sudamericana with a win for each. Also, at the Castelao Stadium they played a clash with Ceará triumphing 2-1 in the second round of the 2011 South American Cup.

The magnifying glass on…

John Mendoza is the favorite of the Copa Sudamericana predictions to open the scoring next Wednesday against Sao Paulo. Indeed, the striker accumulates five goals and is Vozao's top scorer. For his part, Erick converted 3 goals while Lima, Cléber, Zé Roberto and Vina accumulated two goals each and could surprise at any time.

The magnifying glass on…

Luciano is Sao Paulo's top scorer with four goals in the Copa Sudamericana. Also, Reinaldo, Rodrigo Néstor and Robert Arboleda accumulate two goals each and can unbalance at any time.

Schedules and television

Argentina: Wednesday 7:15 p.m. ESPN Argentina and Star +.

Brazil: 7:15 p.m. Conmebol TV, Now Net and Claro.

United States: 6:15 p.m. beIN Sports in Spanish and beIN Sports Connect.

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