Sao Paulo vs Gremio
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018
Kick-Off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo (Sao Paulo).
Sao Paulo and Gremio will take on each other in one of the most interesting games of the mid-week Matchday on Thursday evening at Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo. It will be a genuine six-pointer in the battle for the top-four finish and the qualification for Copa Libertadores group phase next term.
The hosts are in a somewhat better position as they sit fourth being two points clear off Imortal Tricolor on fifth. They will enter the game in high spirits after clinching four points from outings against Vitoria and Flamengo. Diego Aguirre’s troops were unlucky to drop a 2-1 lead by conceding a late equalizer last weekend against the third-placed Mengao in front of the home crowd.
Sao Paulo vs Gremio: Head-to-head
Sao Paulo have a positive head to head record in the history of matches against Imortal Tricolor.
Nevertheless, it’s Gremio who were more successful in most recent years as they were unbeaten in last five meetings against Tricolor (three wins and two draws in the process).
Both teams were on the scoreline in three of last four head to head contests.
Sao Paulo were pretty dominant in home matches against Gremio winning 11 and losing only 4 of 19.
Sao Paulo vs Gremio: Prediction
Renato Gaucho’s men enjoyed a fine run in the strongest continental competition where they went all the way to the semifinal. However, they fell to River Plate on the away goal rule just recently in spite of winning the first leg 0-1 in the Argentine capital.
Gremio returned on the winning ways by beating Atletico Mineiro 0-1 on the road last weekend. Pedro Geromel’s early 3rd-minute goal helped them bring a four-game-without-a-win thread to an end in Serie A.
The draw looks to be the most likable of three outcomes from the betting perspective. It happened in three of last four games Sao Paulo played on the home patch. As 1-1 was the most frequent of outcomes in past five head to head affairs between the two teams, we’d alternatively go for this correct score longshot.
Sao Paulo vs Gremio: Bet Tips
Match to end in a Draw @ 2.90 (19/10)
Correct Score : 1-1 @ 5.50 (9/2).