Chapecoense vs Gremio
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 29 July 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Arena Conda, Chapeco.
Chapecoense found it very tough to score in the most recent set of fixtures as the lack of the efficiency in the final third caused a streak of four straight games without a win for the team led by Gilson Kleina. Such thread saw them team slide down into the red zone as a consequence. Can Verdao bounce back and start a positive run when they play host to Gremio on Sunday evening at Arena Conda?
It will be much easier said than done given the visitors will come into the game high on confidence after beating the second-placed Sao Paulo 2-1 at home in mid-week. Overall, Gremio lost just 2 of last 16 outings in all competitions and they have the full right to hope for the title challenge in this term of Serie A.
Chapecoense vs Gremio: Head-to-head
Imortal Tricolor lead the head to head tie by a single win coming into the 9th meeting with Chapecoense.
However, it’s Verdao who came on top when these two sides last met each other back in September last year (0-1 away at Arena do Gremio).
Gremio won 2, drew 1 and lost 1 of past four away matches against Chapecoense.
Chapecoense vs Gremio: Prediction
Chapeco’s attacking woes will hardly be healed after the Gremio clash given the visitors boast the league’s strongest defensive record after 15 rounds of the competition. Imortal Tricolor allowed only seven goals so far in the season and they shipped no more than two in last five Serie A games. Based on everything written above, Gremio to keep a clean sheet is a must-take bet at the odds of 2.50.
Since Renato Gaucho’s men have mainly done well without being prolific in the final third throughout the season, we’d alternatively go for the low-scoring contest and back the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 1.50.
Chapecoense vs Gremio: Bet Tips
Gremio to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50.