Corinthians vs Sao Paulo July 17, 2013 : Match for Recopa title

Corinthians vs Sao Paulo July 17, 2013 : Match for Recopa title

Corinthians vs Sao Paulo July 17, 2013
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The title for the ‘Recopa Sudamericana’ match, Corinthians vs Sao Paulo, will take place this Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (5:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio do Pacaembu.  Corinthians and Sao Paulo meet in the second-leg of a city of Sao Paulo classic where the honor of becoming the Recopa winner is on the line.  Sao Paulo entered this series after winning the Copa Sudamericana 2012; Corinthians by winning the Copa Libertadores 2012.


Update: Corinthians defeated Sao Paulo 2-0 and have won the Recopa Sudamericana. Here are the Corinthians vs Sao Paulo highlights.

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In the first leg of the Corinthians vs Sao Paulo series at the Estadio Morumbi, Corinthians was the slightly better team and won the game 2-1.  On Wednesday, they will host their close rivals where a tie will give them title for the continental monarch.  The team coached by Tite has various advantage coming into the game which has Corinthians as the clear favorite.  First, Corinthians won their match ‘away’, which now means they will have the support of their fans and the tranquility oh being ahead in the score.  Second, with a tie by any amount of goals, or a win will crown them Recopa champions.  Lastly, the Sao Paulo that won the Copa Sudamericana 2012 is in a very different form that they currently are in.  After eight games in the Brasileirao, Sao Paulo has only achieved 8 points; very low for a top Brazilian team.

Sao Paulo goes into the Pacaembu knowing that they are not in a good moment, and that their defense has much to improve.  In their domestic league they have allowed 10 goals after 8 matches, and in the first leg against Corinthians both goals were due to defensive miscues.  Another setback for the team coached by Paulo Autuori is the possible absence of  top midfielder Jadson.

Corinthians vs Sao Paulo Prediction

The Corinthians vs Sao Paulo match will be a great spectacle due to what is in play, and because of the great rivalry between the two city of Sao Paulo teams.  Historically, Corinthians has more wins in this classic (115 against 91), however, Wednesday will give Sao Paulo to shorten the numbers.  Corinthians has been the better team in the past year, and wih their current 2-1 lead, they will have no problem defeating Sao Paulo.  In front of their fans, Corinthians will be crowned Recopa Sudamericana 2013 champions with a 5-2 aggregate score.

Corinthians vs Sao Paulo Television

The Corinthians vs Sao Paulo Recopa Sudamericana match will be televised DELAYED on Fox Deportes at 8:00 PM Pacific.