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Fortaleza vs. São Paulo 7/17/2021 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Fortaleza encounters São Paulo on 7/17/2021.

Fortaleza clashes with São Paulo in a Campeonato Brasileiro Série A match. Fortaleza with a record of 2.0-5.0-4.0 this season comes into this game with a 1.0-2.0-3.0 record on the road. São Paulo is 2.0-5.0-4.0 this season and is 1.0-3.0-1.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Fortaleza and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. São Paulo came away with a well-earned victory in their previous match and now set their sights on Fortaleza at their home pitch.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for São Paulo and it is an opportunity to get rolling. São Paulo came away with a well-earned victory in their previous match and now set their sights on Fortaleza at their home pitch.

The Fortaleza Roster

The Players to Watch for the Fortaleza

Marcelo DF

As a shooter, Marcelo had 1.0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Marcelo has 0.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Marcelo has 11 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Fortaleza teammates, Marcelo had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Marcelo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Marcelo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A action.

Titi DF

Titi has 5.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Titi has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Titi has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Fortaleza teammates, Titi had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Titi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Titi has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A action.

Felipe MF

Felipe has 12.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Felipe has 2.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Felipe has 8 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Fortaleza teammates, Felipe had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Felipe has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Felipe has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A action.

Yago Pikachu MF

As a shooter, Yago Pikachu had 20.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Yago Pikachu had 9.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Yago Pikachu had 10 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Yago Pikachu has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Yago Pikachu has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Yago Pikachu has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 14 fouls this season. He has drawn 18 fouls this season in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A action.

Guilherme Tinga DF

Guilherme Tinga has 4.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Guilherme Tinga has 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Guilherme Tinga had 10 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Fortaleza teammates, Guilherme Tinga had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Guilherme Tinga has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Guilherme Tinga has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A action.

The São Paulo Roster

The Players to Watch for the São Paulo

Bruno Fabiano Alves DF

As a shooter, Bruno Fabiano Alves had 3.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Bruno Fabiano Alves had 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Bruno Fabiano Alves had 9 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his São Paulo teammates, Bruno Fabiano Alves had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Bruno Fabiano Alves has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Bruno Fabiano Alves has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 17 fouls this season in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A action.

Liziero MF

As a shooter, Liziero had 7.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Liziero has 4.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Liziero has 8 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Liziero has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Liziero has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Liziero has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 24 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A action.

Reinaldo MF,DF

As a shooter, Reinaldo had 8.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Reinaldo had 4.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Reinaldo had 8 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his São Paulo teammates, Reinaldo had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Reinaldo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Reinaldo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 14 fouls this season. He has drawn 16 fouls this season in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A action.

Léo Pelé DF

Léo Pelé has 3.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Léo Pelé has 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Léo Pelé had 8 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his São Paulo teammates, Léo Pelé had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Léo Pelé has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Léo Pelé has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 19 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A action.

Éder FW

As a shooter, Éder had 12.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Éder has 5.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Éder has 5 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Éder has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Éder has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Éder has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 10 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A action.

Fortaleza Team Stats

The Fortaleza Offensive Stats and Metrics

Fortaleza scored 1.55 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Fortaleza scored those goals off assists 70.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.09 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Fortaleza converted on 0.30 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Fortaleza attempts 5.18 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Fortaleza attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 35.4% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Fortaleza Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Fortaleza was able to hold opponents to 0.55 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.18 shots were saved by Fortaleza goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Fortaleza truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Fortaleza goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 80.0% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 45.5% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Fortaleza. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







Fortaleza Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, São Paulo had 26.36 crosses of the ball on the pitch. São Paulo is in the top 3 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. São Paulo has successfully intercepted 10.27 passes per 90 minutes of action. São Paulo is in the top 84 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. São Paulo has committed 17.82 fouls per 90 minutes of action. São Paulo is in the top 95 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, São Paulo drew 15.09 fouls. This puts São Paulo in the top 16 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, São Paulo committed an offside 2.73 times. São Paulo is in the top 95 percentile in offside calls against them.

São Paulo Team Stats

The São Paulo Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, São Paulo was able to score 0.64 goals. This offense is incredibly impotent thus far. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, São Paulo was able to score 0.55 goals off assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

São Paulo converted on 0.18 of attempted shots on goal. One of two things are happening here, this is a team that is extremely able to take shots on goal or they are just taking poor shots.

São Paulo attempted 3.55 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. São Paulo attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 34.2% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

São Paulo Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, São Paulo was able to hold opponents to 0.91 goals. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. São Paulo goalkeepers fended off 3.36 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. São Paulo truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 70.3% of shots on target were saved by São Paulo goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 36.4% of games resulted in a clean sheet for São Paulo. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

São Paulo Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, São Paulo had 26.36 crosses of the ball on the pitch. São Paulo is in the top 3 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, São Paulo had 10.27 interceptions. This puts São Paulo in the top 84 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. São Paulo has committed 17.82 fouls per 90 minutes of action. São Paulo is in the top 95 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. São Paulo drew 15.09 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts São Paulo in the top 16 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, São Paulo committed an offside 2.73 times. This puts São Paulo in the top 95 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Fortaleza vs. São Paulo Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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