Sport Recife vs Gremio Preview and Predictions

Sport Recife vs Gremio
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Kick-Off at 23:30 UK / 00:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho, Recife.

Gremio returned on the winning ways after a disappointing 0-2 loss to last term’s runners-up Palmeiras seven days ago. Imortal Tricolor survived a stern America Mineiro test thanks to left-winger Everton whose second goal of the season made all the difference on Sunday evening at Arena do Gremio.

The team led by Renato gaucho is about to face a much tougher challenge on Wednesday evening when the opposition comes in the likes of Sport Recife who have been thriving in the final third of late. Leao bagged two or more goals on three separate occasions in last five league affairs as they once again revealed the fine attacking potential by netting two past Vasco da Gama on Saturday.

Nevertheless, such attacking showing was not enough for anything but a defeat for Claudinei Oliveira’s troops who fell 3-2 at the end continuing to be easy to break down.

Sport Recife vs Gremio: Head-to-head

  • All of last four head to head contests saw three or more goals.
  • Gremio celebrated a demolishing 5-0 victory when they last played Sport Recife back in September last year.
  • Leao were the much more successful outfit in the history of matches at Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho where they took 7 wins and suffered only 2 losses in 11 outings.

Sport Recife vs Gremio: Predictions

This will be the clash between two entirely opposite philosophies. Claudinei Oliveira fancies attacking-minded football and he will rely on Sport’s fine tradition in H2H fixtures against Gremio in Recife. However, the visitors own league’s best defensive record having only shipped five goals in 11 opening games of the season. The quality is on Gremio’s side, but their attacking displays have not been at the highest level of late which is why we can hardly see them taking the spoils at Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho.

Leao can be a very tough nut to crack in their own backyard where they are undefeated in last 16 matches in all competitions. Knowing that Gremio only won 2 of 11 away games against Sport Recife over the course of history, we have to back the hosts not to lose at the odds of 1.57 here.

Sport Recife vs Gremio: Betting Tips

  • Sport Recife or Draw Double Chance @ 1.57
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60.