Sports Mole provides score predictions and previews for all of today’s Brasileiro fixtures, including Sao Paulo vs. America Mineiro.
An eight-game unbeaten run has seen the hosts climb to sixth, leapfrogging their opponents who have dropped to ninth spot after a recent defeat.
We say: Sao Paulo 2-1 America Mineiro
While Sao Paulo have been unable to see out victories in recent weeks, they come into the game with a strong unbeaten run to build on, and we see them retuning to winning ways with home advantage against an America Mineiro side far from their best form.
The hosts snatched a late equaliser at bottom-of-the-table Fortaleza in midweek, whilst the visitors continued their fine form by picking up an impressive win at America Mineiro on Wednesday.
We say: Goias 1-1 Ceara
With both of these sides grinding out positive results by narrow margins in recent weeks, it is likely to be a tight meeting between the two on Sunday.
As a result, we can see Goias and Ceara cancelling each other out to finish level, with very little between these two sides on paper, or in terms of recent excellent form too.
A strong run of form has seen the visitors establish a lead at the summit of the division, while their hosts sit fifth having also impressed since their promotion.
We say: Coritiba 1-2 Palmeiras
Coritiba have certainly impressed since their promotion and shown themselves to be a competitive outfit, but we see them falling just short against a strong Palmeiras side who look to have hit their stride.
Leao do Pici missed an opportunity to close the gap between themselves and top-flight salvation, drawing Goias 1-1 on Thursday, while El Paranaense are unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions, currently in third, three points behind the league leaders Palmeiras.
We say: Fortaleza 1-2 Athletico Paranaense
We have seen gradual improvements at Fortaleza, but not enough to suggest they will be able to defeat a side like Athletico Paranaense, who are in fine form with several weapons contributing in midfield and the attacking third.