Serie A preview: Can São Paulo edge out victory against Ceará?

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
Competition: Brazil Serie A
Competition: Thu 14.October
Match begins: 22:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo

Most people believe in São Paulo in this game against Ceará, but the away team will fight to the end. Here's the Tipsway match guide!

Insights:
  • São Paulo have the fewest scored goals in the second half (8) in Serie A
  • Ceará have the fewest points (6) away in Serie A

The hosts Paulo saw competitive action as recent as three days ago, playing in the Serie A. That game was an away game at Cuiabá, so at least Paulo are thankful to return home in this one. Game on!

It's quite the trip for Ceará when visiting Paulo as the cities are 3000 kilometers apart.

D D D D D

São Paulo form and stats

São Paulo have collected 16 points from their Serie A home games so far after 3-7-2. The trend of drawing games is also valid regardless of arena as Paulo has five draws from their last five matches.

An away draw last time out for Paulo, facing Cuiabá in a game that ended 0-0. The São Paulo goalkeeper Tiago Volpi was crucial in the match against Cuiabá last time out, making six saves. Goalkeeper Tiago Volpi got the top rating on the team in that game; 8.63 out of ten. Volpi stopped the opponent with six saves and topped it up with a clean sheet.

Before that, Paulo drew at home versus Santos.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does São Paulo handle that role? We have found 13 games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are three wins, eight draws and two defeats.

The match schedule is unforgiving for São Paulo as they have a new game in only four days, a Serie A match thankfully also at home. Corinthians are visiting.

São Paulo have scored 10 league goals here from 12 matches, not a lot. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. From these home matches, Paulo have conceded only 9 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

L D W D L

Ceará form and stats

Ceará have only collected 6 points from their away games in the Serie A, after 0-6-5 (11 played). The loyal fans travelling with their beloved Ceará have enjoyed the stadium food more than the matches as the visitors have gone twelve consecutive matches without winning on the road. The last time three points were secured away was the Ferroviario game.

It might be tough going out on the road again for Ceará, facing their second straight away game. Especially as the previous game, ended with a defeat 1-3 versus Atletico Mineiro (placed 1st). Midfielder Lima was the best performer of that match, with a rating of 7.0. Lima hit two key passes, dribled past the opponent 2 of 3 times and had 21 successful passes (of 23 total).

A 0-0 draw was the result before that, hosting Internacional.

We have checked recent matches where Ceará have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those ten games were two victories, four draws and four defeats.

A new game in only three days for Ceará, the Serie A home match versus Bragantino. Busy days.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Ceará as they have only managed to score 6 times from 11 away games in the league. Ceará have conceded 16 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The latest head to head meeting ended Ceará - Paulo 1-1, earlier this season. Previous ten meetings featuring these squads: Paulo won four, Ceará were winners in one and we saw five draws. three games with over 2,5 goals, seven matches with under 2,5 goals.

Top Goalscorers

São PauloE. Rigoni
E. Rigoni
4 goals
CearáR. Lima Morais
R. Lima Morais
4 goals
PauloP. Teixeira
P. Teixeira
3 goals

São Paulo missing players

Ceará missing players

São Paulo Ceará
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
25 12 4 Played P 4 11 23
6 3 2 Won W 0 0 6
12 7 2 Drew D 3 6 11
7 2 0 Lost L 1 5 6
20 10 5 Scored S 3 6 21
25 9 3 Conceded C 5 16 24
76% 67% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 64% 70%
60% 50% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 64% 61%
28% 33% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 36% 35%
8% 8% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 36% 26%
4% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 4%
48% 50% 75% BTTS BTTS 50% 45% 48%
36% 42% 25% Clean Sheets C S 25% 36% 43%
40% 42% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 55% 39%
 
5.8 6.2 6.5 Corners for (avg) C F 4 4.8 5.3
4.1 3.5 1.8 Corners against (avg) C A 5.8 5.2 5
2.6 1.8 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 2 2.3
3 2 1 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
11.5 11.5 13 Shots (avg) S ( 11.8 11.2 13.1
4 3.7 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 3.7 4.2
20% 23% 31% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 15% 22%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Ceará have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Ceará have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Ceará have the fewest points (6) away in Serie A
  • Ceará have the fewest scored goals (6) away in Serie A
  • Ceará have yet to win a game away.
  • São Paulo have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • São Paulo have the fewest scored goals in the second half (8) in Serie A

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Atletico Mineiro 24 16 5 3 38 16 11 9 1 1 23 6 13 7 4 2 15 10 22 53
2 Flamengo 22 13 3 6 43 20 11 7 0 4 19 12 11 6 3 2 24 8 23 42
3 Palmeiras 24 12 3 9 37 32 13 7 2 4 23 21 11 5 1 5 14 11 5 39
4 Fortaleza 25 11 6 8 32 29 12 6 3 3 17 13 13 5 3 5 15 16 3 39
5 Bragantino 24 9 11 4 39 29 12 2 8 2 18 17 12 7 3 2 21 12 10 38
6 Corinthians 25 9 10 6 27 23 12 4 4 4 16 15 13 5 6 2 11 8 4 37
7 Internacional 24 9 9 6 31 25 11 5 3 3 17 12 13 4 6 3 14 13 6 36
8 Atletico PR 24 10 3 11 31 31 12 6 3 3 18 15 12 4 0 8 13 16 0 33
9 Fluminense 24 8 9 7 24 26 13 5 5 3 12 12 11 3 4 4 12 14 -2 33
10 America Mineiro 25 7 10 8 24 26 13 5 4 4 12 9 12 2 6 4 12 17 -2 31
11 Atletico GO 24 7 10 7 20 22 12 2 7 3 7 10 12 5 3 4 13 12 -2 31
12 Cuiabá 25 6 13 6 25 26 13 3 5 5 13 17 12 3 8 1 12 9 -1 31
13 São Paulo 25 6 12 7 20 25 12 3 7 2 10 9 13 3 5 5 10 16 -5 30
14 Ceará 23 6 11 6 21 24 12 6 5 1 15 8 11 0 6 5 6 16 -3 29
15 Juventude 25 6 10 9 24 30 13 5 4 4 14 14 12 1 6 5 10 16 -6 28
16 Santos 24 6 10 8 22 29 12 5 5 2 12 9 12 1 5 6 10 20 -7 28
17 Bahia 24 7 5 12 28 38 11 4 2 5 15 17 13 3 3 7 13 21 -10 26
18 Sport Recife 25 6 8 11 14 21 13 3 4 6 6 8 12 3 4 5 8 13 -7 26
19 Gremio 23 6 5 12 20 27 12 3 5 4 12 11 11 3 0 8 8 16 -7 23
20 Chapecoense 25 1 9 15 22 43 12 0 4 8 8 20 13 1 5 7 14 23 -21 12

Read more about Serie A

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, often called the Brasileirão (or just Série A), is the primary football competition in Brazil. It has 20 teams playing each other twice from May to December, a total of 38 fixtures. The top team is crowned as the champion and the bottom four are relegated.