Gremio v Flamengo Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 17 November 2019

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BrazilGremio vs FlamengoBrazil
17th November 1900hrs
Football – Brazil – Serie A
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 31/25 odds taken 2000 GMT, Saturday 16 November)

The big game of the weekend in Brazil sees Gremio host leaders Flamengo. A win for the visitors could see them clinch the title next weekend but they face a big test against this inform opponent.

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Gremio Preview – Can Gremio delay the title party for Flamengo by winning their sixth straight game?

The aim for Gremio between now and the end of the season is to maintain their excellent recent form and qualify for next year’s Copa Libertadores. With six games left of their season the club are in fourth spot which is the final position that guarantees entry to South America’s biggest continental club competition. They have climbed into that position only recently courtesy of a five-game winning streak which is the best run of form in the top-flight. The coincidental thing is that their improved league form came on the back of exiting the Libertadores at the hands of Flamengo. Renato Gaucho’s men now need only concentrate on the league and ensuring they keep the gap between themselves and the teams below them looking to usurp them in fourth.

Gremio’s hopes of getting their sixth successive win are enhanced by the fact that their star player Everton is available for selection. The form of the young striker had seen him become a regular in the Brazilian squad but he has not been picked for the November friendly games and will take his place up top in this game tomorrow. With 10 goals in the league this season he is the club’s top scorer. How long he’s at the club remains to be seen with a number of European clubs monitoring his progress amid speculation of bids coming in during the winter transfer window.

Everton to score in 90 minutes

Flamengo Preview – Will Flamengo take the three points that would see them go to within one win of their first title in 10 years?

The title is within touching distance for Flamengo. With five games to play the club are on the brink of their first Championship since 2009. They hold an 11 point lead over Palmeiras  who have a game in hand and are the current champions. Finishing second behind them last season has clearly give them the motivation to go one better. There’s no questioning how much better Flamengo have been in comparison to their rivals. The 72 goals for is the most in the league by 17 with Gremio the second highest scorers. Not only are they being successful but they’re doing it in style.

The basis of their excellent form this season is an excellent home record with 15 wins and two draws. No team has won more games on their travels either. Two wins would be enough to see them clinch the title but it does look a formality. Flamengo also have the chance of winning their first Copa Libertadores since 1981 when facing River Plate in next weekend’s final. As a club they have never done that double in the same season. It would be a historic achievement and one you would not bet against them doing.

Key-Facts – Gremio vs Flamengo

  • Gremio are the inform team in Serie A coming into this weekend having won their previous five matches
  • Flamengo have been the best team in Brazil all season and they are now within touching distance of winning the title for the first time since 2009
  • It was a comfortable 3-1 win for Flamengo when the two sides clashed in the league back in August

Gremio vs Flamengo Betting Advice

It’s a hugely exciting game to look forward to on Sunday. Gremio are the form team in Brazil but they now face the best team in the country. In reality if the visitors fail to win it would only be a bump in the road but they will want to avoid any dramas considering their lengthy wait between titles. A win for the home team puts them in a really strong position for the top four.

There is a chance that Flamengo will rest some players with that Copa Libertadores final next Saturday. Even taking into consideration Gremio’s form it’s enough to put you off an away win. Instead, a game featuring a few goals looks the way to go. This is a meeting of the two highest scores in the league and over 2.5 looks appealing. Games involving Flamengo average 3.09 goals whilst Gremio games average 2.72.