Gremio vs River Plate
Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Kick-Off at 00:45 UK
Venue: Arena do Gremio (Porto Alegre).
Gremio and River Plate are going to face each other in the Wednesday’s clash for the place in Copa Libertadores finals.
The hosts are in a very good position in the build-up of the second leg clash as they’ve celebrated a 1-0 victory in Buenos Aires.
Brazilian side have the chance to get into position to defend their title in this competition as last time they were better than Lanus in the finals.
Luan and the lads have been pretty confident in the group stage, while they eliminated other two Argentinian sides, Estudiantes and Atletico Tucuman.
However, home side is not in a very good form as they’ve booked just one win in the last five matches.
River Plate have been in a pretty fine form, but they’ve lost in the first leg at home and they need to catch up the rivals’ advantage.
They haven’t suffered a defeat in the group stage where the visitors have been involved in tight clashes.
Marcelo Gallardo’s side kicked out their rivals Racing Club and Independiente from the last two elimination rounds and they want to get into the position to fight for the trophy.
However, they’ll have a very hard challenge at Arena do Gremio.
Gremio vs River Plate: Head-to-head
These two sides faced each other three times in the in the South American to continental competition and in all three occasions, Gremio managed to beat their rivals.
River Plate managed to score just once, but they’ve also lost two times at home ground. After two matches where the crowd was able to see at least three goals, we have seen a low scoring game in the first leg a week ago.
Gremio vs River Plate: Prediction
Although they are not in perfect form, the hosts have an excellent opportunity to book their place in the finals.
We believe Gremio are going to continue their winning streak against their rivals and they are going to book another victory against River Plate.
The stake is very high in this clash and both sides are going to be pretty cautious in this one.
That approach shouldn’t bring us an efficient clash and once again the crowd shouldn’t be able to see more than two goals in this one.
Gremio vs River Plate: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.10
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.45.