Santos are doing great lately in Paulista with 5 convincing wins in row (all with 2 or more goals margin), the reason to have such big odds (and rising) for Peixe is the good balance of Guarani (7-1-2 and taking the 3rd position in the standings) plus the missing of Neymar, Ganso, goalie Rafael and Fucile for international duties. But that is no big problem as Santos have more than enough quality players. The expected eleven tonight:
Aranha, Edu Dracena, Durval, Henrique; Crystian, Arouca, Ibson, Elano Blumer, Juan; Alan Kardec, Borges.
Guarani lost 1-2 by Guaratingueta in the weekend, so high in the table because taking a lot of points against teams from their level, so far played just against Sao Paulo from the Big 4 in Paulista, 1-1 and tonight facing their 2nd big challenge this year, it will be hard to get all 3 points. Santos lost just one game in the 10 rounds so far, 1-2 from Palmeiras. Quality is by far on the side of Santos and covering with draw must represent a safe bet.