Grêmio vs Palmeiras match preview: Even contest expected at Arena do Grêmio

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Competition: Brazil Serie A
Competition: Sun 20.September
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Arena do Grêmio (55662 seats)

Grêmio will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 5 points behind Palmeiras.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Grêmio form and stats

When playing at home in the Serie A, Grêmio have managed 1 win, 2 draws and suffered 1 defeat from 4 games.

Grêmio faced defeat in their previous match, away at Universidad Catolica (0-2). In the match before that, Grêmio hosted Fortaleza and drew the Serie A game 1-1.

Grêmio's goalkeeper Vanderlei was extremely busy against Universidad Catolica, saving the team from a uglier defeat with a stunning six saves.

This is expected to be a close game, with Grêmio perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Grêmio as a small favourite), we find five games. Grêmio has won two of these, drawn two and lost one.

There will be little rest for Grêmio after this match as they are travelling to Internacional for a Copa Libertadores game in only three days.

Grêmio have scored 3 league goals here from 4 matches, not a lot. Grêmio are not conceding a lot of goals here at Arena do Grêmio in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 3 from 4 matches.

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Palmeiras form and stats

As the visiting team in Serie A matches, Palmeiras, who have the the best goal difference (+4) away in Serie A, have produced an overall stat of 3-2-0 so far. Things are running smoothly for Palmeiras who hasn't tasted defeat in their last 14 matches, regardless of venue and tournament. Their last defeat was against Corinthians. Palmeiras love their trips these days, as their two previous away games have resulted in victories.

Palmeiras play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 2-1 victory visiting Bolivar. Preceding that match was the 2-2 draw at home vs Sport Recife.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found four similar matches played by Palmeiras in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Palmeiras, one draw and one defeat.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Palmeiras manager V. Luxemburgo da Silva as the team has another away game coming up in only three days, this time against Guarani.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Palmeiras have scored 7 goals in 5 league games away. It's not easy to score on Palmeiras as they have only conceded 3 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Grêmio, two draws and five wins for Palmeiras. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: six games.

Top Goalscorers

PalmeirasL. de Souza da Silva
L. de Souza da Silva
4 goals
GrêmioE. Aquino Cossa
E. Aquino Cossa
2 goals
GrêmioD. de Souza Andrade
D. de Souza Andrade
2 goals

Grêmio missing players

Palmeiras missing players

Grêmio Palmeiras
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
9 4 0 Played P 2 5 9
2 1 0 Won W 1 3 4
6 2 0 Drew D 1 2 5
1 1 0 Lost L 0 0 0
8 3 0 Scored S 3 7 13
6 3 0 Conceded C 1 3 8
78% 75% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
67% 50% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 80% 89%
11% 25% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 20% 33%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 11%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
56% 50% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 60% 78%
44% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 40% 22%
22% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
5.6 7.5 0 Corners for (avg) C F 4.5 4.2 4.8
3.3 2.8 0 Corners against (avg) C A 4 5.2 4.4
2.2 1.5 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 2 2.4
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
145 85 0 Total Shots T S 29 60 117
42 23 0 Shots on Target S O 9 20 36
19% 13% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 35% 36%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Grêmio has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (2) in Serie A
  • Grêmio has the fewest matches over the total-line (1) in Serie A
  • Grêmio have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Grêmio have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.
  • Grêmio have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Palmeiras has the the best goal difference (+4) away in Serie A
  • Palmeiras have not yet lost a game.
  • Palmeiras have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded away.
  • Palmeiras have scored at least twice as many goals away as Grêmio have scored home.
  • Palmeiras have scored in all their matches so far.
  • Palmeiras haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Internacional 10 6 2 2 15 6 5 4 1 0 10 2 5 2 1 2 5 4 9 20
2 Atlético Mineiro 9 6 0 3 14 9 4 4 0 0 10 3 5 2 0 3 4 6 5 18
3 Sao Paulo 10 5 3 2 13 11 6 4 2 0 9 4 4 1 1 2 4 7 2 18
4 Vasco da Gama 9 5 2 2 15 9 5 3 1 1 6 3 4 2 1 1 9 6 6 17
5 Flamengo 10 5 2 3 13 13 4 1 2 1 4 4 6 4 0 2 9 9 0 17
6 Palmeiras 9 4 5 0 13 8 4 1 3 0 6 5 5 3 2 0 7 3 5 17
7 Santos 10 4 3 3 14 12 6 2 3 1 11 8 4 2 0 2 3 4 2 15
8 Fluminense 10 4 2 4 12 13 6 3 2 1 9 7 4 1 0 3 3 6 -1 14
9 Ceará 10 4 1 5 10 12 6 3 1 2 6 5 4 1 0 3 4 7 -2 13
10 Fortaleza 10 3 3 4 10 9 4 2 1 1 4 2 6 1 2 3 6 7 1 12
11 Corinthians 10 3 3 4 15 16 5 2 2 1 9 8 5 1 1 3 6 8 -1 12
12 Atlético GO 9 3 3 3 9 11 4 1 2 1 5 4 5 2 1 2 4 7 -2 12
13 Grêmio 9 2 6 1 8 6 4 1 2 1 3 3 5 1 4 0 5 3 2 12
14 Atletico PR 10 3 2 5 8 10 6 2 2 2 5 5 4 1 0 3 3 5 -2 11
15 Sport Recife 10 3 2 5 10 13 4 2 0 2 5 5 6 1 2 3 5 8 -3 11
16 Bahia 10 2 3 5 12 18 6 2 1 3 7 10 4 0 2 2 5 8 -6 9
17 Botafogo 9 1 6 2 9 11 4 1 1 2 4 6 5 0 5 0 5 5 -2 9
18 Goias 8 2 2 4 11 13 5 2 1 2 8 8 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2 8
19 Coritiba 10 2 2 6 7 12 4 1 0 3 1 3 6 1 2 3 6 9 -5 8
20 Bragantino 10 1 4 5 10 16 4 1 1 2 5 6 6 0 3 3 5 10 -6 7

Read more about Serie A

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, often called the Brasileirão (or just Série A), is the primary football competition in Brazil. It has 20 teams playing each other twice from May to December, a total of 38 fixtures. The top team is crowned as the champion and the bottom four are relegated.