Gremio vs Flamengo
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre.
Gremio host Flamengo in one of the most exciting games of the round in Brazilian Serie A on Saturday evening in Porto Alegre.
The visitors are two points clear at the very top of the standings and thus face a serious test in the likes of fifth-placed Gremio. The hosts are in serious form and looking to maintain the three-game unbeaten thread here.
The two sides met each other just three days ago when they shared spoils in a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Copa do Brasil tie, also played at Arena do Gremio.
Renato Gaucho will be satisfied with Gremio’s form in front of the home crowd. The Imortal Tricolor are coming into this clash with Mengao with a 3-match win streak.
However, Flamengo are also in some fine form. They are undefeated in the last four in all competitions and lost just 2 of 16 league games so far in the season.
Gremio vs Flamengo: Head-to-head
- Flamengo have never defeated Gremio away from home, and this will be their 18th H2H tie at Arena do Gremio.
- Imortal Tricolor won 11 and drew 6 in past 17 home encounters with Flamengo.
- Gremio won two and drew one of last three H2H meetings with Mengao.
Gremio vs Flamengo: Prediction
Both teams are generally very tough to break down and finding decent goal-scoring opportunities is a challenge at either ends.
Mengao conceded only three goals in last five away fixtures across competitions, just as Gremio did in past five of their home outings.
We will thus be brave enough and go for the Under 1.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 2.10.
The draw appears to be the most likable of three outcomes, but since Mengao have never beaten Gremio on the road, we will take the home win or draw double chance as a banker at 1.36 odds. Braver punters can go with the 1-0 correct score at 5.50 odds.
Gremio vs Flamengo: Bet Tips
Under 1.5 goals FT @ 2.10
Gremio or Draw Double Chance @ 1.36.