São Paulo vs Barcelona SC prediction and betting tips on May 17, 2024

Tournament Copa Libertadores
Game time 16 may 2024, 20:00
São Paulo vs Barcelona SC prediction and betting tips on May 17, 2024
Sao Paulo 0 : 0 Barcelona SC
W1 1.39
1 68% X 21% 2 11%
1 1.39 1xbet 16 May 20:01 1.39 +0.02 16 May 14:00 1.37 +0.01 12 May 20:03 1.36 +0.05 X 4.48 1xbet 16 May 21:57 4.48 -0.02 16 May 20:01 4.5 -0.36 16 May 14:00 4.86 +0.06 12 May 20:03 4.8 -0.4 2 8.73 1xbet 16 May 20:01 8.73 -0.87 16 May 14:00 9.6 +0.3 12 May 20:03 9.3 -0.1

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Game Prediction W1(-1,5)
Odds: 2.09

In the 5th round of the Copa Libertadores group stage on May 17, 2024, São Paulo will face Barcelona SC. The hosts have already secured at least second place in their group, while the visitors will focus on trying to finish third to qualify for the Copa Sudamericana.

Key statistics and trends:

  • São Paulo has won three consecutive matches in the tournament.
  • Barcelona SC has not won in the Copa Libertadores: two draws and two losses.
  • São Paulo is unbeaten in their last 7 games.
  • São Paulo wins the first half in 33% of their matches, while Barcelona SC does so in 31%.

São Paulo - Form analysis: Gaining momentum after a slow start

The "Tricolor" openly acknowledged their poor start to the season at the end of April. A new coach, Subeldia, was brought in, and he immediately turned things around. Their only setback was against Palmeiras. The situation in the Copa Libertadores also improved for the Brazilians. After starting with a 1-2 loss at Talleres, the team went on to win all their subsequent matches: twice against Cobresal and once in Ecuador.

Barcelona SC - Form analysis: Not fit for the playoffs

The "Idols of the Port" are rightfully considered one of the leading clubs in Ecuadorian football. However, they are not currently the best even at the national level. In the Copa Libertadores, they had a decent start with draws against Cobresal away and Talleres at home. However, they subsequently lost to the favorites, both the Brazilians and Argentinians, making them unreachable. The fate of the underdogs will be decided in their home match against the Chileans. They can increase their advantage if they at least avoid losing now.

São Paulo: Team news

Subeldia has the luxury of choosing from a fully available squad.

Barcelona SC: Team news

There have been no reported personnel issues.

Possible starting lineups for São Paulo vs Barcelona SC:

São Paulo (possible lineup): Rafael - Welington, Franco, Arboleda, Igor Vinicius - Maia, Alisson, Aldemir Ferreira, Luciano, André Silva - Calleri

Barcelona SC (possible lineup): Burrai - Chala, Sosa, Ramirez, Vargas - Rojas, Trindade, Gaibor, Oyola - Diaz, Obando

Previous matches

Despite both clubs being long-time participants in the Copa Libertadores, they only played against each other for the first time in April.

Free prediction for the São Paulo vs Barcelona SC match on May 17:

The clearly stronger team is playing at home. A reasonable bet is on the Brazilians to win with a -1.5 goal handicap (odds - 2.09).

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Odds: 2.09
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