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Grêmio take on visiting rivals Botafogo at Arena do Grêmio in the Série A meeting on Wednesday.
All Grêmio v Botafogo match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Grêmio won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 2-1 Série A defeat in their last game at the hands of Santos.
In that match, Grêmio had 44% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Grêmio was Diego Souza (73'). For their opponents, Santos got 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Marinho (20', 79') scored for Santos.
Grêmio have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve claimed a sum of 8 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 7. We shall soon find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Their past results show that Grêmio:
- haven't lost in the league to Botafogo in their previous 3 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 home league matches.
Botafogo go into this game following a 1-2 Série A win with the eclipse of Sport Recife in their most recent match.
In that match, Botafogo managed 38% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Botafogo, the goals were scored by Keisuke Honda (29') and Caio Alexandre (45'). On the other side, Sport Recife had 17 shots on goal with 3 on target. Thiago Neves (56') was the scorer for Sport Recife.
The numbers tell their own story, and Botafogo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 6 goals in total. Defensively, Fogão have some weaknesses to address.
Looking at their past form shows that Botafogo:
- have not beaten Grêmio when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 7 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 14/09/2017 shows that Grêmio have won 4 of these games & Botafogo 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined sum of 12 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them for Tricolor dos Pampas and 2 being from Fogão. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
Team News: Grêmio
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Grêmio gaffer Renato Portaluppi to contend with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Marcelo Oliveira (Knee Surgery) misses out.
Team News: Botafogo
Due to a mostly healthy group of players, there is only a single fitness problem for the Botafogo boss Paulo Autuori to be concerned about. Lucas Barros (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
When taking all factors into account, Grêmio will probably get a couple of goals in this one when they line up against Botafogo, who might well find it difficult getting goals.
Our selection here is for a controlled 2-0 win for Grêmio at full-time.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena do Grêmio (55,662)
Captain: Pedro Geromel
Chairman: Romildo Bolzan Júnior
Manager: Renato Portaluppi
Competitions: Série A position 13, Copa do Brasil (Round of 16), Copa Libertadores (Group E)
⭐ Star Man: Diego Souza
Regularly played in the Striker position, Diego Souza was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Fluminense in the 2003 season, the gifted Forward has hit 3 league goals in the Série A 2020 campaign so far coming from a total of 11 appearances.