The Copa Libertadores 2021 Group Stage will be over this week and Sao Paulo host Sporting Cristal at Estadio Morumbi today in Matchday 6 of Group E. The Brazilian giants have already booked their ticket in the next round, while the Peruvian side has already been knocked out. Check out the match information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
Hernán Crespo's boys head to this duel in great fashion after being crowned in the local Campeonato Paulista last weekend, when they defeated 2-0 Palmeiras. Already inside the last 16 of the continental competition, Sao Paulo will try to get the three points hoping to finish as leader of the group.
On the other hand, Los Celestes have no chances of progressing in this tournament, but they have a Copa Sudamericana berth at stake. Besides, Roberto Mosquera's team will face a big match in the domestic tournament next weekend. Will it shock the powerful Brazilian side on the road?
Sao Paulo vs Sporting Cristal: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Time: 8:30 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Morumbi, Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo vs Sporting Cristal: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:30 PM
CT: 7:30 PM
MT: 6:30 PM
PT: 5:30 PM
Sao Paulo vs Sporting Cristal: Storylines
Sao Paulo arrive at the last round of the Copa Libertadores group stage in great form. They have already sealed a place in the Round of 16 and claimed the first trophy under Hernán Crespo's tenure.
However, they were shocked by Racing Club at home last week, and they do not hold the first seed of the group anymore. Therefore, the Tricolor will host Sporting Cristal aiming to grab the three points while hoping that the Argentine side doesn't win.
Meanwhile, the Peruvian champions won't be fighting for survival in this tournament but a spot in the Copa Sudamericana. Last Wednesday, they've defeated 2-0 Rentistas and jumped to third place, which is still up for grabs, but Mosquera's boys will try to secure it before facing a crucial local league final.
Sao Paulo vs Sporting Cristal: Copa Libertadores 2021 Standings
As things stand after Matchday 5, Sao Paulo are second in Group E with eight points, three behind Racing Club. Sporting Cristal, on the other hand, sit third with four points, just one more than Rentistas, who are at the bottom with three points.
How to watch or live stream Sao Paulo vs Sporting Cristal in the US
Copa Libertadores 2021 Matchday 6 of Group D between Sao Paulo and Sporting Cristal to be played at Estadio Morumbi will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, and beIN SPORTS.
Sao Paulo vs Sporting Cristal: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers in the US haven't placed their bets yet. However, Caliente unveiled its predictions and see Sao Paulo as favorites with odds of -300, while Sporting Cristal have +800, and a tie would result in a +400 payout.
* Odds via Caliente.