Gremio vs Sport Recife
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 3 September 2020
Kick-off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Arena do Grêmio.
The King of Cups have been a usual suspect in the Serie A for qualifying to the Libertadores, and to finish in the top-four spots for the past several seasons. Even the latest campaign saw them finishing fourth in the table, and that too after scoring the second-most number of goals.
This time around, they have remained unbeaten so far, and only one other squad has managed to do the same – Palmeiras. In the process, Renato Portaluppi’s men also had registered the best defensive stats in the whole competition.
On the other hand, Leao have just been promoted to the top flight, and are expectedly placed bottom-most in the table.
On top of that, the King of Cups have a terrific record at home lately, whereas their counterparts have been struggling to perform on the road for quite some time.
For the reasons, expect Gremio to have a great game this Thursday.
Gremio vs Sport Recife: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the former four encounters saw Portaluppi’s men scoring three or more goals.
- Since 1999, only twice have the guests won at this stadium.
- Eight of the preceding ten wins at this stadium had gone to the hosts.
- The home team had scored a total of eight goals from the last two clashes at this venue.
Gremio vs Sport Recife: Prediction
The King of Cups have been amongst the best of the Serie A for many years. They were also unbeaten in 16 of their previous 17 overall match-ups, and remained so in 10 of their past 11 appearances at this stadium.
On the other hand, their counterparts have just gotten into the top flight, and if not for their single win against Ceara, they would have remained completely winless this season.
On top of that, they had lost four of their previous five overall fixtures, and had a total of three wins on the road from their last 21 attempts.
Furthermore, they have also struggled in h2h clashes at this stadium over the years.
Considering all these factors, expect a winning performance from Gremio this Thursday.
Gremio vs Sport Recife: Betting Tips
Gremio to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Gremio/ Gremio @ 2.20 (6/5).