Palmeiras vs Gremio
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Saturday, 1st July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho.
Gremio will travel to Sap Paulo to complete one of the toughest weeks in the entire season with the third consecutive derby.
Importal Tricolor is set to take on the defending champions Palmeiras in the first match of the round in Serie A this Saturday at Estadio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho.
Palmeiras were off to a slower start to the title defense quest, but Cuca seems to have found the winning formula as Verdao will come into the game with three consecutive wins.
The latest of the successes came last Sunday when the reigning champions claimed a 1-2 win over Ponte Preta on the road thanks to a brace from in-form Alejandro Guerra.
The visitors have been enjoying fantastic shape at the start of the new campaign, but they lost touch with Corinthians at the very top of the standings after the last round’s home loss in the derby.
Renato Gaucho will have a very tough task to recover his team from the mentioned defeat ahead of a very important period (the next week will see Gremio facing Godoy Cruz in the knockout stage of Copa Libertadores).
Palmeiras vs Gremio: Head to head
The draw has been by far the most common of the outcomes in the history of head to head encounters between the two sides happening on 12 occasions in 31 matches.
Gremio, who trail by three wins in H2H tie, came out victorious from Copa do Brasil tie last year 3-2 on aggregate.
Palmeiras vs Gremio: Prediction
Verdao have won 18 and drawn two of their last 20 matches on the home pitch in all competitions.
There are no doubts that the hosts will be super motivated to maintain the fine form and narrow the gap behind the second-placed Gremio who will hardly leave Sao Paulo undefeated this Saturday.
Palmeiras vs Gremio: Betting Tips
The top bet is Palmeiras to win at the odds of 1.79 by Pinnacle
We will alternatively take Palmeiras to win to nil at 2.75.