Gremio vs Ponte Preta
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 16th July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Arena do Gremio.
Gremio have been playing hot and cold since the very start of the season, but they regained the second spot in the Serie A standings after a surprising 0-1 win over Flamengo in mid-week’s derby at Estadio Luso-Brasileiro.
Imortal Tricolor will be hoping to build on the victory and make it two on the trot this weekend when they host Ponte Preta at Arena do Gremio.
It was Luan whose goal made all the difference in the clash with Flamengo as the defensive line with Pedro Geromel and Walter Kannemann as centre backs did an amazing job keeping the clean sheet against an-form Urubu side.
Renato Gaucho’s men should have a much easier task to keep their net untouched this Sunday since Ponte Preta have been poor in the final third recently having failed to find the back of the net in each of their last three matches.
Macaca will come into the game in a disastrous shape. The latest of the failures came on Wednesday when Bahia clinched a demolishing 0-3 win from Estadio Moises Lucarelli.
The huge slide in form saw the visitors dropping down to the 15th position in the league standings and they are now only three points away from the danger zone.
Gremio vs Ponte Preta: Head to head
The draw has been the most common of the outcomes in the history of head to head encounters between the two sides.
Gremio lead the tie by a single win, but Macaca notched a comprehensive 3-0 win in their last meeting played in September last year.
Gremio vs Ponte Preta: Prediction
The hosts will have a fantastic opportunity to back up the fine performance from the visit to Flamengo.
Ponte Preta have struggled a lot with efficiency lately which is why we can easily Gremio keeping a clean sheet here.
Gremio vs Ponte Preta: Bet Tips
The first bet is Gremio to win the match at 1/2.
The second pick is Gremio to win to nil at the odds of 5/4.