Ponte Preta vs Grêmio: This Wednesday, on the 33rd round of the Brazilian Serie A…
Ponte Preta hosts Grêmio at19h30 (Brazilian time), at the Moises Lucarelli stadium, in Campinas (SP).
PONTE PRETA: The team from São Paulo is coming off a loss on the last round, where they lost to Bahia 2-0 away from home. With that loss, the team stayed with 35 points and is currently in 18th place of the Serie A league table.
At the moment, the team is one point behind Sport Recife, which is currently the first team outside the relegation zone.
With the returns of Emerson Sheik, Danilo Barcelos and Naldo, but without Nino Paraíba, who is suspended. The manager Eduardo Baptista hasn’t revealed the line-up for tonight’s match.
Probable PONTE PRETA’s Starting XI: Aranha, Emerson, Yago, Rodrigo and Jeferson; Fernando Bob (Naldo); Emerson Sheik, Elton, Jádson and Danilo Barcelos; Lucca. Manager: Eduardo Batista.
GRÊMIO: The team from Rio de Janeiro is coming off a win on the last round, where they’ve beaten Flamengo 3-1 at home. With that win, the team reached 54 points and is currently 3rd on the league table.
The team’s objective is finishing the season within the top 4 and they are currently 3 points ahead of Cruzeiro who is 5th at the moment.
For this encounter, coach Renato Gaúcho won’t have Edilson, Geromel, Kannemann, Luan and Arhtur available, since they should be rested to avoid physical attrition.
Bruno Cortez and Barrios will also be out, but they had been absent already due to physical issues.
Probable GRÊMIO’s Starting XI: Marcelo Grohe; Léo Moura, Rafael Thyere, Bressan and Marcelo Oliveira; Jailson, Michel and Ramiro; Fernandinho, Everton (Jean Pyerre) and Jael. Manager: Renato Gaúcho.
Ponte Preta vs Grêmio – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Ponte Preta needs to win at home to leave the relegation zone, and they can count with the return of several important players.
Playing at home, the team should impose itself to get the 3 points they really need.
Grêmio is focusing on the Copa Libertadores, and it’s understandable, since they are on the final. Still, they had a good performance on their last league match, beating Flamengo 3-1.
But now, in this round, the team will rest several players.
Even with that rotation, I still expect a close match, but I’ll suggest a win for Ponte Preta.
I believe that their need to win will be stronger and I think they’ll win by a slim margin.
|Ponte Preta to win||