Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense Brazilian Serie A Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense - who will come out on top?

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In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Serie A match between Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense.

Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense Match Details:

League: Brazilian Serie A

Venue: Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Time: 22nd June, 03.30 am

Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense Preview

The mid-table clash in the Brazilian Serie A sees Sao Paulo take on Athletico Paranaense at the Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo on Thursday. The hosts currently sit eighth with 15 points, 1 point shy of their opponents this week who are at seventh position. Dorival Junior’s side have had a mixed month of June – where they progressed further in the Brazil cup, having defeated Sport Recife on penalties. They also had a dominant 5-0 win over Tolima in the Copa Sudaamericana. However, they lost both their league games against Gremio and Palmeiras – leaving them just one point shy of the bottom half of the table. The 2-0 loss to Palmeiras at home also ruined Sao Paulo’s 100% record at home – however, having avoided defeat in their last three home meetings against Thursday’s opponents, Dorival Junior’s team will be optimistic of a positive result this time around as well.

Athletico Paranaense on the other hand sit one point and place above their opponents tonight, with 5 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw to their name. June has been nothing short of spectacular for Paulo Turra’s men – defeating Botafogo in the Brazil Cup on penalties and entering the quarter-finals. This victory was followed up by another 1-0 win against the same opponents in the league. A clean Cardoso strike proved to be the winning goal against Libertad in a 1-0 win in the Copa Libertadores. However, Paranaense let slip off a 2 goal lead in their latest league game against America MG, after late strikes by Paulista and Avelar cancelled out the early goals by Turra’s side. Although they haven’t won any of their last 3 meetings against Sao Paulo at the Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo, the 1-0 win to Paranaense at home back in August 2022 will slightly give them the edge heading into Thursday’s matchup.

Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense Prediction:

Sao Paulo 1-1 Athletico Paranaense

Sao Paulo and Athletico Paranaense Key Stats (WC):


Sao Paulo: J Calleri (4), Luciano, M Paulo, P Maia (2)

Athletico Paranaense: V Roque (4), Christian (3), Willian (2)


Sao Paulo: Alisson, C Paulista, Luciano, W Rato (2)

Athletico Paranaense: Fernando, Pablo, V Bueno, V Roque (2)


Sao Paulo: P Maia (20), Rafinha (16), R Arboleda (15)

Athletico Paranaense: Erick, H Moura (16), A Canobbio (12), Fernando (10)


Sao Paulo: Beraldo (9), C Paulista, P Maia (8), A Franco (7)

Athletico Paranaense: Erick (12), Perdrinho, P Henrique (9)

Chances Created:

Sao Paulo: Alisson, M Paulo, W Rato (13)

Athletico Paranaense: V Bueno (18), Madson, V Roque (9)

Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense Lineups:

Sao Paulo: Rafael; Rafinha, Franco, Beraldo, Paulista; Luan, Neves; Alisson, Luciano, Paulo; Calleri

Athletico Paranaense: Bento; Madson, Henrique, Heleno, Fernando; Moura, Erick; Canobbio, Santana, Christian; Roque

Unavailable Players:

Sao Paulo: A Anderson, G Galoppo, I Vinicius, Jandrei

Athletico Paranaense: Pablo, Fernandinho

Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense Fantasy Combination:

Gk: Bento Matheus Krepski

Def: C Paulista, L Beraldo, Rafinha

Mid: A Castro, M Paulo-Costa, C Cardoso (VC), A Canobbio

Fwd: J Calleri (C), V Roque, L Neves

Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense Captaincy Picks:

J Calleri, V Roque, L Neves

Sao Paulo vs Athletico Paranaense Grand League Picks:

A Castro, A Canobbio, C Cardoso