- Cícero Pompeu de Toledo Stadium
- The two teams met in the group stages and Racing picked up four points from those fixtures.
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in seven of the last nine games involving Racing.
- Sao Paulo have three draws from five home games in Brazil’s Serie A.
Don’t expect fireworks at the Morumbi
Sao Paulo entertain Argentine outfit Racing Club in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores last 16 tie in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Sao Paulo appear to have turned a corner after a sluggish start to the season in Brazil’s Serie A, while Racing Club return to action for the first time since losing the Copa de La Liga final to Colon in early June.
The Tricolor Paulista started the new season with a nine-game winless run in the league (D4, L5) but have picked up of late and have won their last two games.
Racing Club, who finished third in Argentina’s top flight, are preparing for their first fixture in over a month but they did enjoy a strong run prior to the final defeat to Colon with six wins in a row.
These two teams were drawn in the same group in the previous round and Racing Club came out on top over the two fixtures. Racing were held to a 0-0 draw at home but won 1-0 in Brazil.
Given how close those games were we’re expecting another low scoring affair on Wednesday and under 2.5 goals looks a good bet. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in four of the last five games involving Sao Paulo, while seven of the last nine involving Racing have seen fewer than three goals scored.
Sao Paulo may have had a poor start to the season but at their Morumbi home they have been tough to beat with just one defeat in five Serie A games so far and we think 1-1 has a chance in the correct score market.
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- 30 Jul