Copa Libertadores Predictions: São Paulo – Barcelona SC (17-05-2024)

São Paulo from Brazil and Barcelona SC from Ecuador meet in the Copa Libertadores on 17 May.

This is the fifth match of Group B, and Barcelona SC no longer has a chance of qualifying for the eighth-finals of the league but is still fighting for third place, which gives them a chance to compete in the Copa Sudamericana playoffs.

⚽ Copa Libertadores Prediction: São Paulo – Barcelona SC: Sao Paolo -1.5 @ 1.90

São Paulo has secured at least second place, but there is still a chance of achieving first place in the deciding game. 

Currently, the Argentine club Talleres is in first place with ten points. They will play against Cobresal from Chile, who are in last place.

The Argentinian team is one point ahead of São Paulo, and if it wins at home, it would have a four-point lead before the last group match and would secure first place. São Paulo must win against Barcelona SC and hope Talleres will draw or lose.

São Paulo has already beaten its future rival this season. The Brazilian club won 2-0 in an away match. The same result or better is expected in the second meeting.

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São Paulo must win to keep their hopes of challenging for first place in the group alive. At the same time, there will be no pressure before the game, as the worst-case scenario is that second place and the Copa Libertadores eighth-finals are secured. 

São Paulo’s players should not lack motivation also because they are currently in inferior form when playing at home. They have won only once in the last seven matches, against Cobresal in the Copa Libertadores.

The Brazilian championship is still in full swing, and the game against Barcelona SC will be a great opportunity to remember the taste of victory. The Ecuadorian team is a much lower-level, struggling to win away, even in the domestic championship. 

São Paulo’s last home game was against reigning champions Palmeiras, which was not a bad result. Barcelona SC, meanwhile, lost 1-3 away to Talleres the previous week. 

Something similar can be expected in Brazil – Sao Paulo has every chance of winning 2-0, 3-1, or any other result, but at least by two goals. 

This Copa Libertadores prediction is for guidance only and we are not responsible for your bets.

Dalius Mikalauskas

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