Sao Paulo will take on Universidad Catolica at the second leg in Round 16 of Copa Sudamericana. The match will take place at Estadio do Morumbi in Sao Paulo on Friday, July 8.
So Paulo is more likely to win the Copa Sudamericana. Rogerio Ceni was a legend in the Tricolors’ history as a player and was appointed head coach. Although there was some improvement in Brasileirao despite the fact that it finished 13th in the championship last year, it wasn’t difficult. It was still more successful in other tournaments than in Serie A. They defeated Palmeiras, one of the biggest players in Brazilian football, in the cup of June. In the Copa Sudamericana, Sao Paulo won their group. Last week, we won the Copa Sudamericana with a confident win on the road.
UniversidadCatolica cannot see the year as a failure. From 2018 to 2021, “Los Cruzados” won the national championship title. The national great now has 16 sets “gold” medals. The current draw sees the favorite lose more than he wins and they fall to the bottom of each table. This is not compensated with promotion in the national cup. In the Copa Libertadores, 4 points were not taken in the group stage. Sporting Cristal managed to only gain 2 points, which was a good thing for Universidad Catolica as they moved on to the Copa Sudamericana. However, the playoffs began with a disappointing loss at home to Brazil. Now we must think about how to beat the opponent in Sao Paulo to reach the quarterfinals.
SAo Paulo did not lose to Chileans, first of all. Secondly, it’s getting better and better against Universidad Catolica. First, 3 draws, then 4-3 and 4-2 respectively in 2013, and finally 4-2 at the first meeting on the current stage. It is unlikely that Universidad Catolica believes in it’s success, and they will not try hard in Brazil. Sao Paulo is gaining momentum. It’s worth looking at the wager on the hosts with a handicap of “-1 goal”.
Prediction: Sao Paulo will win with -1.0 handicap