Gremio vs Chapecoense
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Kick-Off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Arena do Gremio (Porto Alegre).
Gremio will try and defend their fourth place in the league ladder with a home victory over Chapecoense on Sunday evening in Porto Alegre. Imortal Tricolor head into the game as heavy favourites following a thread of two wins and a draw in last three league games. The run looks quite impressive if we know they played the likes of Atletico Mineiro, Vasco da Gama and Sao Paulo in the process.
The visit of Chapecoense should be a much easier fixture for Renato Gaucho’s men who are level on points with Sao Paulo in the battle for the top-four finish and a place in Copa Libertadores group phase next season. Gremio showed a decent display in a tough away fixture at Sao Paulo in the mid-week Matchday. Everton pushed them in front just before the hour-mark, but defensive midfielder Michel scored an own goal to bring Tricolor on level terms 16 minutes from time to deny Gremio’s third consecutive win.
Gremio vs Chapecoense: Head-to-head
This will be the landmark 10th head to head encounter between the two teams.
Gremio won 4, drew 2 and lost 3 so far.
Imortal Tricoor are winless in last three meetings with Chapecoense though.
Just one of past four H2H affairs saw three or more goals scored.
Gremio vs Chapecoense: Prediction
Chapecoense will enter this on the back of playing four consecutive matches with the same 1-0 scoreline. They won and lost two apiece in the process. The team stunned Santos 0-1 on the road last weekend, but failed to back up such big win on Thursday night falling 0-1 at home to Botafogo.
Given Gremio were generally tough to break down in recent outings, we can hardly see a high-scoring contest here. Backing Imortal Tricolor to win in a low-scoring affair seems to be just the way to go and we will push such scenario in two different bets below.
Gremio vs Chapecoense: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.65 (13/20)
Gremio to keep a clean sheet @ 1.57 (4/7).