Grêmio, Copa Libertadores’ finalist, hosts Flamengo who is on the Copa Sudamericana’s semi-finals…
After a busy week for both teams, now their focus will be the Brazilian Serie A.
Grêmio now turns all their attentions to the national competition, where they sit in 4th place with 51 points gained, 8 points behind the leaders, despite playing with some reserves due to the continental competitions, and that means that Gremio haven’t yet given up on this competition.
Renato has already announced that he will field his best team for this encounter with Flamengo.
On the side of Flamengo, they also had reasons to celebrate midweek since they have eliminated their biggest rival Fluminense from the Copa Sudamericana.
On the Brazilian Serie A, they are performing below what was expected from them, due to the high investment that was made on the team.
The team sits on a modest 7th place and if the league ended right now, they would only qualify for the Copa Libertadores’ qualification stage, which is far from ideal for a team with so many quality players.
Grêmio vs Flamengo – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Even with Barrios in doubt for Grêmio and Guerrero being out for Flamengo, these are two teams with great players with good ability to finish, such as Luan, Éverton, É. Ribeiro, Diego…
Therefore, yes, I believe on an open match with two teams looking to score, since this is a duel for a direct qualification spot for 2018 Copa Libertadores and these are two teams who need to win in the league.
I believe in goals for both sides, but I’ll bet on Over 2 Goals to be cautious in case Grêmio struggles with finishing like they’ve been doing lately.
But I really believe on at least 1 goal for Flamengo, which would force Grêmio to score in order to win, which means the over 1.5 at these odds is a very good bet here.
|Over 1.5 Goals||