Grêmio line up against away side Palmeiras at Arena do Grêmio in this Série A meeting on Sunday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Grêmio v Palmeiras are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Grêmio will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 2-0 Copa Libertadores losing effort in their last game against Universidad Católica.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Grêmio have been participants. In terms of the goal attribution from that period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 6 and Tricolor dos Pampas got themselves 5.
Taking a look at their past results, Grêmio:
- have not lost a league tie with Palmeiras in their last 2 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Palmeiras will go into the meeting after a 1-2 Copa Libertadores win over Bolívar in their previous game.
Palmeiras have had no problems opening up opposition defences in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 10 goals in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Verdão can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same outings. Such a trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, though.
Their prior results show that Palmeiras:
- remain unbeaten by Grêmio in away games against them for the last 4 league matches. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- have not been beaten in their last 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head clashes dating back to 07/06/2018 shows us that Grêmio have won 2 of these games and Palmeiras 3, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
In all, 13 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 5 for Tricolor dos Pampas and 8 created by Verdão. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The last league clash between these sides was Série A match day 34 on 24/11/2019 when it finished Palmeiras 1-2 Grêmio.
That day, Palmeiras had 39% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Bruno Henrique (83').
Grêmio had 7 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Everton (69') and Pepê (94') scored.
The match was refereed by Wilton Pereira Sampaio.
Team News: Grêmio
Regarding absentees, there’s just one fitness concern for the Grêmio gaffer Renato Portaluppi to be concerned with from a near full-strength group of players. Marcelo Oliveira (Knee Surgery) misses out.
Team News: Palmeiras
In an otherwise healthy squad, there is just the one fitness problem for the Palmeiras manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo to be concerned about. Vinicius Silvestre (Thumb Injury) won’t be playing here.
When taking all factors into account, Palmeiras are likely to breach the defence of this Grêmio outfit, although it possibly won’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Grêmio at the end of the 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena do Grêmio (55,662)
Captain: Pedro Geromel
Chairman: Romildo Bolzan Júnior
Manager: Renato Portaluppi
Competitions: Série A position 12, Copa Libertadores (Group E)
⭐ Key Man: Pepê
Mostly used in the Striker position, Pepê was born in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Grêmio in the 2017 season, the gifted Forward has managed 2 league goals in the Série A 2020 season so far in a total of 6 appearances.