Gremio vs Sao Paulo
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 1 December 2019
Kick-off at 22:00 UK/ 23:00 CET
Venue: Arena do Grêmio (Porto Alegre).
Gremio are placed fourth in the table at the moment but still have not ensured a direct-ticket to the Libertadores. Meanwhile, Sao Paulo are lying two points below Gremio, and a victory could help them in going after a spot in the group stages of the prestigious continental competition. With the league in its climactic stages, a thrilling fight is on the cards for fans.
Gremio vs Sao Paulo Head-to-head (h2h)
- Gremio recorded the last three h2h wins.
- Since 2015, Sao Paulo have not been able to deliver a win against this opponent.
- Four of the last six matches had goals from both teams.
- 12 of the preceding 16 overall h2h wins sided with the teams that had home advantage.
Gremio vs Sao Paulo Prediction
Gremio were on the road the last match-day against Copa do Brasil champions, Athletico PR. The former had to finish the match with ten men on the pitch due to a red card and lost 2-0 as well. In the meantime, Sao Paulo registered a narrow 1-0 home win over Vasco, to keep their Libertadores hopes alive.
This Sunday, consider that these two are separated by just two points. Winner of this fixture will climb over the other and will have a much better shot at landing in the direct qualification spots for the Libertadores.
As such, a fierce encounter worthy of a final is on the cards, and both these desperate teams will try their best to make the most of the limited time remaining in the competition. Likely, goals by both teams are almost a given.
Going on though, home advantage will play a role in determining the outcome of the game, due to Sao Paulo struggling on the road in the last several road trips. They have two wins from their previous ten away games, whereas their counterparts were unbeaten in 20 of their last 23 in front of the home crowd.
Finally, consider the h2h domination of Gremio over this opponent for the last few years, and they emerge as a clear-cut favorite to post the three points this Sunday.
Gremio vs Sao Paulo Betting Tips
To Win: Gremio @ 1.83 (5/6)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 1.5 Match Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).