Gremio vs Bahia
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Tuesday, 13th June 2017
Kick-off at 0:00 UK/ 1:00 CET
Venue: Arena do Gremio (Porto Alegre).
Gremio are a side that made a racing start to their 2017 season. After five matches into the campaign, they are sitting at second in the table with 4 wins and 1 loss with an incredible 15 goals scored in the process. They are coming on the back of a thrilling win away at Chapecoense which ended 6-3, most importantly sending a message about their ability to outscore any opponents on any given day.
At home, Gremio had won their two matches so far on the same 2-0 margin. Those wins did come against strong sides like Vasco and Botafogo.
On the other hand, Bahia are not far from impressing the spectators. They are on a roll in their return to the Brazil’s top division after a two year absence with some strong showing at home. They are sixth in the league table on the back of a 100% win record at home from 3 games. While they lost both their away matches so far.
Gremio vs Bahia: Head-to-head
The recent meetings between these two sides are often cagey affairs with Gremio being far too dominant in overall h2h. Gremio have 7 wins from 16 matches, while Bahia managed to win just 2 with drawing staying at a whooping 7.
Bahia’s both wins against Gremio had come at their home ground, which keeps them win-less in last 6 with 2 draws and 4 losses.
Gremio vs Bahia: Prediction
To put this game plain and simple, we can call it as a clash between a solid home side versus an harmless away side. Gremio’s last away defeat at home in a competitive games was in December 2016 in last season’s Serie A clash against Botafogo. So, they are on a 16 match unbeaten run with 11 wins and 5 draws. With Bahia struggling to come to the party at away grounds, this is an easy picking for the home side.
Gremio vs Bahia: Bet Tips
FT – Gremio to win at 1.45 at Betway
Alternate Tip: Over 1.5 team goals for Gremio at 1.72 with Betway.