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Grêmio will be visiting Estádio Castelão on Sunday for the Serie A showdown with home side Fortaleza.
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Fortaleza will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 1-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Sport Recife.
In that match, Fortaleza had 65% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, Sport Recife had 6 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Thiago Neves (10') scored for Sport Recife.
Under three goals per game were seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Fortaleza have been involved. With regard to the goal distribution during this period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 6 while Fortaleza got themselves 2. Despite that, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern shall continue on in this upcoming game.
Taking a look at their past results, Fortaleza:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Grêmio in their previous 2 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 6 league matches. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Grêmio will go into this game following a 2-1 Serie A win against Bahia in their previous game.
In that match, Grêmio managed 49% possession and 11 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Grêmio was Diego Souza (54'). Bahia had 17 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Anderson Martins (47') was the scorer for Bahia.
In the course of their 6 most recent matches, Renato Portaluppi's Grêmio have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 7 times, yielding them a goals per game average of 1.17.
Taking a look at their past results, Grêmio:
- have not been beaten in their last 6 league matches away from home.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 08/10/2003, both clubs have shared the honours with Fortaleza winning 2 of those games, Grêmio 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A combined total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 7 for Fortaleza and 9 coming from Tricolor dos Pampas. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league fixture between these sides was Serie A match day 10 on 13/09/2020 which ended up with the score at Grêmio 1-1 Fortaleza.
In that match, Grêmio had 56% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Diego Souza (52').
On the other side, Fortaleza had 3 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Osvaldo (17') was the scorer.
The referee was Igor Benevenuto.
Team News: Fortaleza
Fortaleza manager Marcelo Chamusca does not have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game owing to a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Grêmio
Thanks to a fully injury-free group to choose from, Grêmio boss Renato Portaluppi has zero fitness worries whatsoever before this game.
We’re inclined to think that Fortaleza may find it difficult to put one past this Grêmio team who we think might score & stay on top.
We therefore see a 0-1 advantage for Grêmio at the end of the 90.
We’ll see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Castelão (63,903)
Captain: Juan Quintero
Chairman: Marcelo Paz
Manager: Marcelo Chamusca
Competitions: Serie A position 14
⭐ Star Man: David
Mostly taking up the Left Wing position, David was born in Vitória, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Vitoria in the 2016 season, the skilful Forward has got 5 league goals in this Série A 2020 season so far from a total of 26 appearances.