Gremio vs Universidad Catolica
CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores
Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2019
Kick-Off 23:15 UK / 00:15 CET
Venue: Arena do Gremio (Porto Alegre).
A real buzz is expected in and around Arena do Gremio on Wednesday evening when Gremio and Universidad Catolica are to determine the second-placed team in Group H. These two likes are lock on 7 points coming into the last fixture of the group stage.
Imortal Tricolor only had one point after three opening outings, but they came back thanks to two straight wins over Rosario central and Libertad to overtake Universidad Catolica in second place. The hosts have a better goal difference meaning they’d go through with the draw here.
Nonetheless, it will be anything but a one-way street for Renato Gaucho’s men. They head into the match as form underdogs following a dreadful start to the new Serie A campaign. Gremio claimed just one point in three opening matches in their domestic league. They conceded five goals in a crazy 4-5 home defeat to Fluminense at the weekend.
Gremio vs Universidad Catolica: Head-to-head
The head to head record also completely favours Universidad Catolica.
Los Cruzados won each of three head to head encounters with Gremio so far.
Teams played each other in the last 16 round of the competition back in the 2011 edition when Universidad Catolica advanced 3-1 on aggregate thanks to two narrow wins.
Los Cruzados also celebrated a 1-0 victory when teams locked horns in this term of Copa Libertadores.
Gremio vs Universidad Catolica: Prediction
The visitors were enjoying a much better form in the last couple of months. They got off to a dream start to the new Primera Division campaign in Chile where they hold the top positi0on with 8 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in 11 games so far.
Gistavo Quinteros’ troops boast Chilean Primera Division’s best attacking record after 11 rounds in the new season. They should have plenty of room to deliver in the final third past the struggling defensive line of Gremio’s as the hosts shipped eight goals in opening three games of the new season in Brazilian elite class.
Gremio vs Universidad Catolica: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.10 (11/10)
Universidad Catolica Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 5.50 (9/2).