Defensor vs Grêmio – Copa Libertadores: The Uruguayan team has been preparing well for this edition of the Copa Libertadores
Always with their traditional tenacity, the Uruguayan teams, especially Defensor, have everything to make a great campaign. On their domestic league, they’ve played 4 matches so far, winning 2, drawing 1 and losing another one.
Latest matches: DEFENSOR SPORTING
24.02.18 PDV Rampla Juniors Defensor Sp. 1-1
18.02.18 PDV Defensor Sp. CA Torque 2-1
11.02.18 PDV Danubio Defensor Sp. 2-1
04.02.18 PDV Defensor Sp. Atenas 3-0
10.12.17 PDV Penarol Defensor Sp. 1-0(0-0)
The team has managed to score in all of those matches, and playing at home, they should look to pressure the Brazilian team looking for points.
On a duel of the 2007 Copa Libertadores, Defensor has beaten Grêmio 2-0. It was the only encounter of both teams in Uruguay, and the team is looking to repeat the result obtained 11 years ago.
Latest matches: GRÊMIO
24.02.18 GAU Grêmio Novo Hamburgo 3-0
21.02.18 REC Grêmio Independiente 1-0 (0-0)
17.02.18 GAU Veranópolis Grêmio 2-1
14.02.18 REC Independiente Grêmio 1-1
07.02.18 GAU Grêmio Brasil de Pelotas 2-1
There is a somewhat dubious feeling here. Grêmio is coming off a great year, where they have won the Copa Libertadores and the Recopa (last week).
But they have also been struggling on the state championships, which is something that left their fans worried.
The team, until the last round, was in last place of the Campeonato Gaúcho, and they were at serious risk of being eliminated.
Sure, the win on the last round gave Grêmio some breathing room, but it is good to be on the lookout.
With their focus turned to the Copa Libertadores midweek, the Brazilian side will try to repeat their achievement, by lifting this trophy for the 4th time, which would mean they would be the Brazilian team with most Copa Libertadores’ trophies won.
However, it won’t be an easy task, starting out with this match, that has everything to be very nervy.
Defensor vs Grêmio – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Analyzing strictly the moment of form these two teams are on, I couldn’t quite understand the odds offered here.
In my opinion, the favourites, even by a small margin, have to be the hosts here. Yes, Grêmio has a lot more resources and decisive players, but they have been underwhelming so far this season,
while their opponents are coming off a stronger competitive rhythm. We’ll go down that path and, since they are playing at home and have been playing with the same starting line-up for a longer period of time,
I believe that Defensor will get the win on this first round of the Copa Libertadores’ group stage.
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