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Santos come up against visiting club Grêmio at Estádio Urbano Caldeira in the Serie A fixture on Sunday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Santos v Grêmio match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Santos prepare for this match following on from a 1-1 Serie A tied result against São Paulo.
In that match, Santos had 40% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Santos was Carlos Sánchez (5'). On the other side, São Paulo had 14 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Jonathan Calleri (35') scored for São Paulo.
Santos have found it difficult to unlock defences in more recent games. Their goals record stands at just 2 versus opposition teams during their previous 6 fixtures. In those meetings, Santos have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 7. We will find out whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Santos:
- are unbeaten in the league by Grêmio in their last 3 matches.
- are winless against Grêmio in their last 2 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 5 league matches. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
In their previous game, Grêmio drew 2-2 in the Serie A tie with Cuiabá.
In that match, Grêmio managed 62% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 7 on target. The scorer for Grêmio was Alisson (52', 82'). For their opponents, Cuiabá got 5 shots at goal with 2 on target. Max (23') and Marllon (79') scored for Cuiabá.
Luiz Scolari's Grêmio have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 8 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes comes to 10.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 22/09/2019 shows us that Santos have won 2 of these games & Grêmio 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 overall which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league match featuring the two was Serie A match day 6 on 25/06/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Grêmio 2-2 Santos.
In that game, Grêmio had 47% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The goalscorers were Diego Souza (4') and Matheus Henrique (42').
Santos had 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Marcos Guilherme (29') and Marinho (78') scored.
The match was refereed by Caio Max Augusto Vieira.
Team News: Santos
Carlos Sánchez (Ankle Injury), John (Meniscal Injury), Sandry (Ruptured knee ligament) and Kevin Malthus (Cruciate Ligament Injury) aren’t available for Santos boss Fábio Carille.
Team News: Grêmio
With a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Grêmio boss Luiz Scolari has no fitness worries to report ahead of this match.
We feel that Grêmio and Santos may well end up cancelling each other out here.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. We’re therefore expecting a tight encounter with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Urbano Caldeira (16,068)
Captain: Carlos Sánchez
Chairman: Andrés Rueda
Manager: Fábio Carille
Competitions: Serie A position 16
🔑 Key Player: Marcos Guilherme
Mostly deployed in the Left Wing position, Marcos Guilherme was born in Itararé, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Atletico PR in the 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in the Série A 2021 season so far in a total of 20 appearances.