Gremio vs Cruzeiro
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 5 December 2019
Kick-off at 22:15 UK/ 23:15 CET
Venue: Arena do Grêmio (Porto Alegre).
Gremio are placed in the top-most tier of the table and have been a top-rated team in the competition for quite a long time. Meanwhile, Cruzeiro are placed 17th in the table at the moment and are facing relegation after two more match-days. Considering Cruzeiro’s desperation, their current form, and their away handicap, a win looks likely for Gremio.
Gremio vs Cruzeiro Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Gremio won on the road, 1-4.
- It’s been two years since Gremio have lost against this opponent.
- Nine of the last eleven wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Four of the previous six meetings at this stadium saw the guests failing to score.
Gremio vs Cruzeiro Prediction
Gremio recorded three goals in a row, in the space of six minutes the last match-day at home, against Sao Paulo to register a 3-0 victory. In the meantime, Cruzeiro conceded an early goal on the road against Vasco and failed to return it till the very end, the previous game week. Thus the former lost the game 1-0.
As things stand, consider the respective league positions. Gremio are one of the best teams in the competition, while their opposite number are placed in the bottom-most phase of the table.
In addition, Gremio had won seven of their last nine overall matches, and four of their previous five at home. They had also remained unbeaten in 21 of their preceding 24 fixtures in front of the home crowd.
On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in their latest seven match-ups and were so in 17 of their former 20. On the road, the team was devoid of a win in 20 of their former 22 attempts.
Finally, consider the most recent h2h clash, where Gremio recorded a huge win on the road, and their domination at this venue, in front of loyal fans. In fact, in the last 12 years, only twice have Cruzeiro won at this stadium, against the hosts.
Taking these observations into account, count on a win for Gremio this Thursday. Moreover, expect Cruzeiro to be desperate and take risks, which would lead to mistakes. They also will have no option but to take normally-unnecessary risks, to avoid the threat of relegation.
If the hosts are smart enough, they could turn this into a goal-riot.
Gremio vs Cruzeiro Betting Tips
To Win: Gremio @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Gremio @ 1.80 (4/5).