Gremio vs Sao Paulo
Brazil Serie A
Date: Thursday, 26 July 2018
Kick-Off at 23:30 UK
Venue: Arena do Gremio (Porto Alegre).
Gremio have seen their three-game unbeaten streak ended by Vasco da Gama in a 1-0 loss in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday and they now host in-form Sao Paulo looking to bounce back quickly in front of the home crowd. They’ve beaten both America Mineiro and Atletico Mineiro in last two clashes at Arena do Gremio but Renato Gaucho’s men should now be in for more of a challenge.
Sao Paulo come into the match on the back of a great 3-1 win over city rivals Corinthians, building on wins over Atlético PR and Vitoria ahead of the break as well as an upset at Flamengo after it. They now come to Porto Alegre in great shape and very motivated to challenge the table-toppers with all-important points.
Tricolor have been very tough to score against and the goal they’ve conceded to Corinthians was only the first in five outings since early June, which will surely have the defensive line very confident on the day as well. We thus believe they’ll prove themselves as a very tough nut to crack once again!
Gremio vs Sao Paulo: Head-to-head
Gremio have earned two wins and two draws in the sides’ last four head-to-head matchups.
Just one goal from Walter Kannemann proved enough for a 1-0 win in their last clash here, in November 2017.
Sao Paulo have last snatched a win here in September 2015 (1-2).
Gremio vs Sao Paulo: Prediction
We will now back Sao Paulo to build on their recent success and finally end the unwanted streak in head-to-head clashes against the rivals, going for a Double Chance – Draw or Away win at 1.83. We’ve seen them in great shape and we do see this as a great value at this point.
They’ll have to impress at the back once again if they’re to make it happen, though, and with such a belief – we’ll now also back Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.50. We’ve seen such contests in three of Sao Paulo’s last five outings as well as all of Gremio’s respective last ten, which should be viewed as further evidence for what shapes like a banker bet.
Gremio vs Sao Paulo: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Draw or Away win @ 1.83
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50.