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Grêmio journey to Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo on Sunday for the Série A showdown with home team São Paulo.
Our São Paulo v Grêmio tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as up-to-date odds.
São Paulo head into this match following on from a 3-3 Copa do Brasil drawn result versus Fortaleza.
São Paulo haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve claimed a sum of 11 during that period while also conceding a total of 7. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Analysis of their past results shows that São Paulo:
- have not beaten Grêmio in their last 8 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 9 home league matches. They have been so resilient here.
Grêmio head into the encounter following on from a 3-1 Série A win over Botafogo in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Grêmio had 50% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Grêmio, the goals were scored by Diego Souza (34') and Pepê (48', 66'). At the other end, Botafogo had 16 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Matheus Babi (42') was the scorer for Botafogo.
In their previous six clashes, Grêmio have amassed a total of 10 goals. Tricolor dos Pampas have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. In that time, their defenders have had 8 goals go into their own net.
Leading up to this clash, Grêmio:
- are winless against São Paulo when they've played them away from home in the last 6 league matches. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- haven't been beaten by São Paulo when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. A solid away record against them.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 24/07/2017 shows us that São Paulo have won 0 of these & Grêmio 3, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
An aggregate of 11 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 3 of them for Tricolor Paulista and 8 belonging to Tricolor dos Pampas. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
Team News: São Paulo
Walce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Joao Rojas (torn tendon) will be missing for São Paulo gaffer Fernando Diniz.
Team News: Grêmio
In an otherwise healthy squad, there’s just the sole fitness worry for the Grêmio gaffer Renato Portaluppi to contend with. Marcelo Oliveira (Knee Surgery) won’t be in action.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Grêmio will need things to go their way to score goals against this São Paulo team who we reckon should score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re therefore seeing a very even contest with a 1-0 victory for São Paulo at the end of the 90 minutes.
Little in this one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo (67,428)
Captain: Anderson Hernanes
Chairman: Carlos Augusto de Barros e Silva
Manager: Fernando Diniz
Competitions: Série A position 4, Copa do Brasil (Round of 16), Copa Libertadores (Group D)
🔑 Key Man: Luciano Neves
Customarily used in the Striker position, Luciano Neves was born in Anápolis, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Atlético Goianiense in the 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 5 league goals in the Série A 2020 campaign to date from a total of 12 appearances.