The Brasileirao match, Corinthians vs Sao Paulo. will be held this Sunday, July 28, 2013 (12:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Pacaembu. Week 9 of the Brazilian first division will have the in-city rivalry between the top 2 Sao Paulo teams. These clubs last faced each other on July 17, for the title of the Recopa Sudamericana which Corinthians won.
Corinthians and Sao Paulo will host the best game of the week in the Brazilian Serie A. This is the match of the week because of the rivalry between the clubs; however, it is not the best match when considering how poorly both squads have done thus far into the season. Corinthians sits in 13th place with 10 points, while Sao Paulo is in 8th place with 8 points.
The Paulista derby has two teams which are in a bad situation. Corinthians has not been able to find the net this season where they have only scored 6 goals. Their defense has been fantastic by only allowing 5, but the problem on Sunday is that they may miss their top striker, Paolo Gutierrez. The Peruvian forward recently suffered a car accident that was not serious, but which sidelined him from practice.
On the other hand, Sao Paulo has been fair on offense by scoring 11 goals. The huge question mark in this team in their defense which has allowed 14 goals. The team coached by Paulo Autuori needs to improve drastically and quickly, otherwise the coach will be on his way out, and Sao Paulo will be in danger of relegation.
Corinthians vs Sao Paulo Prediction
The Corinthians vs Sao Paulo match will be an intense match between two top rivals who are in dire need of a win. This match will have it all, but the best defense will be the one to win it. Corinthians defeated Sao Paulo at the Pacaembu just 10 days ago, and expect them to do the same in the Paulista classic. The Corinthians vs Sao Paulo match will end in a 2-1 win for the home team.
Corinthians vs Sao Paulo TV Schedule
The Corinthians vs Sao Paulo match will be televised this Sunday, July 28, 2013 on GolTV USA at 12:00 PM Pacific.