Mirassol (traditional club in the Sao Paulo state) will look to repeat the good performance from last season when they finished 7th and reached playoff for Trofeu do Interior. In the weekend started with a 1-2 loss at the grand Corinthians, from what I saw in the extensive highlights played good but chance wasn't on their side to take points after leading until the 75th minute, Alex Silva was arguably sent-off and 2 minutes before the end Dezinho scored unlucky own goal. What is sure this game and unlucky outcome will grind their teeth for tonight to start with a win at home against a poor opponent. Excluding the suspended Alex Silva all others are at disposal.
Catanduvense are relatively new and modest club playing for a first time in Paulista A1 and one of the main relegation candidates. The start was pretty bad, 0-2 loss at home from Mogi Mirim. For this game two of their key players are missing - Junior Barbosa (injured in the first round) and Eduardo "Du" Lopes (suspended). No reason to think that the visitors will take something from this game.