Gremio vs Palmeiras
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 7th June 2018
Kick-Off at 01:45 UK
Venue: Arena do Gremio (Porto Alegre).
Gremio host Palmeiras for one of the Matchday 10 derby clashes hoping to build on their furious spell of form after bagging seven wins and three draws in ten outings, including a 0-2 win over Bahia on Sunday. They’ve been rock-solid defensively and kept clean sheets in all of their last five outings, which will have them just as motivated to impress at Arena do Gremio.
Palmeiras also come into the match on the back of a great 3-1 win over the city rivals Sao Paulo, but this only ended a three-game winless streak for them! They’ve only held America Mineiro to a 1-1 home draw and suffered losses to Sport Recife and Cruzeiro since late May and this could be far more worrying.
Verdao have not only suffered two losses on their last two trips but they’ve failed to find the net, narrowly beaten by both Corinthians and Cruzeiro. They could thus have trouble finding the net in Porto Alegre as well, as we go into a narrow contest in the making.
Gremio vs Palmeiras: Head-to-head
- Palmeiras have connected two wins in a row in head-to-head clashes against Gremio.
- They’ve snatched a 1-3 win on their last trip to this ground, with goals from Dudu (x2) and Moises.
- Gremio have last beaten the rivals in September 2016 (2-1 in Copa do Brazil).
Gremio vs Palmeiras: Predictions
We will now back Gremio to end the unwanted streak and build on their rock-solid recent performances, going for a Home win at 2.05. They have struggled to impress against Palmeiras but this does seem a great opportunity for such a quest, seeing the rivals’ woes on the road.
Palmeiras have especially struggled to perform in the attacking third on the road and we’ve seen them fail to make an impact in both of their last two trips. With that in mind, we don’t feel we’ll see many goals on the day either and we’ll also back Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.50 – which has already been rated banker material.
Gremio vs Palmeiras: Betting Tips
- Gremio to win @ 2.05
- Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50.