Reason For Gremio vs Sport Recife Betting Tips
Gremio have steadied the ship at least under new coach Renato Gaúcho and are 8 games without defeat coming into this match. However, any early season title dreams have long since faded, although they are still battling it out for a place in the top six and the Copa Libertadores next season. The new boss has really sorted their defence out and although their new approach has stifled their attacking threat a little it has generally produced better results.
Gaucho took charge on 18th September and has had an instant impact. In the 12 games under his stewardship so far, Gremio have conceded just 0.42 goals per game on average and are yet to concede more than once. All but 1 of those games has had under 2.5 goals in total though so they haven’t exactly been a great watch and 3 of their last 4 matches have finished up 0-0.
The prospects of this being any more entertaining aren’t great either. Sport Recife are in a relegation battle but have enough of a cushion on the bottom four, whereby they can certainly look upon a draw as a good result here. With Gremio not scoring many goals, they will feel that by effectively parking the bus, they’ll have a good chance of grinding out a result.
5 of Sport Recife’s last 9 matches have ended up with 1-0 scorelines so they’ve been involved in plenty of low-scoring games of late too. They’ve recently lost coach Oswaldo de Oliveira to Corinthians but the new boss Daniel Paulista has done well, keeping clean sheets in 2 of his 3 games so far which were both crucial 1-0 wins that have pushed them on to the magic figure of 40 points.
Therefore, all the indications are here that this will be a low-scoring game and you can back Under 2 Goal Line at 2.300.
Head To Head
Sport have won their last two meetings but haven't won on any of their last 6 visits to Gremio.
Gremio vs Sport Recife Stats
There have been under 2.5 goals in 75% of Gremio home games this season and 55% of Sport Recife games overall.
Gremio Team News
Gremio have been prioritising the Copa do Brasil in recent weeks and they are through to the final of that competition. However, with no game for 10 days following this match and a top six finish in the league important, they are likely to go with a strong team here. Luan should continue up top with support from Walace.
Sport Recife Team News
Daniel Paulista is said to be considering calling Neto and Luis Ruiz into the side here. He is likely to stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation that has worked well so far.