Gremio vs Cruzeiro Betting Tips: 1, 2019-12-05

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Thursday 5thDecember 2015hrs
Football – Brazil – Serie A
Pick Gremio win
Bookmaker Boylesports
Odds: 1.70 (odds taken 06:43 GMT, 05 December )

There’s also action from the Brazilian top flight on Thursday night and our next preview features a clash between Gremio and Cruzeiro as the betting tips continue at the Arena do Grêmio.

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Gremio vs Cruzeiro Live Stats & Betting Odds

Gremio Prediction – Can Gremio move into top four?

5th placed Gremio bounced back from their recent 2-0 defeat away at Athletico PR last time out in Serie A when they registered a heavy 3-0 home win over 6th placed Sao Paulo, and they once again hold home advantage for this upcoming clash against Cruzeiro.

Overall results for Gremio have been impressive as the hosts have won 7 of their last 9 matches in the Brazilian top flight which has helped their challenge for a top six finish, but an even greater prize is within reach for Gremio as they’re just 1 point behind 4th placed Athletico PR prior to tonight’s encounter.

The hosts possess a pretty strong looking home record which stands at 11-3-4 36/18 which consists of 11 wins from their last 16 matches and just 2 defeats within this sequence, following early back-to-back defeats to Santos and Fluminense.

Having won 2 of the last 3 meetings against Cruzeiro (and 1 draw) along with this fixture being Gremio’s last home match of the Serie A season, the hosts are expected to produce a winning performance this evening.


Gremio vs Cruzeiro Both teams to score

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Cruzeiro Prediction – Can Cruzeiro escape the drop?

This fixture in Thursday night’s slate of games in the Brazilian top flight also takes on great importance for the visitors, Cruzeiro, as they bid to escape the drop down to Serie B with just two matches remaining of the season for them.

Cruzeiro occupy fourth from bottom spot on the Serie A ladder and trail fifth from bottom club, Ceara, and safety by a 2-point margin, so the visitors know they must get a result here of some kind (and at least avoid defeat) to have a chance of securing their Serie A survival.

However, having failed to win any of their last 7 matches overall in the Brazilian top flight which consists of 4 draws and 3 defeats – the latter being defeats against Santos 4-1, CSA 1-0 and Vasco da Gama 1-0, their prospects of avoiding relegation hang by a thread.

In addition, a poor away record of 2-7-9 14/27 suggests this tough trip to face Gremio could end in another defeat, especially as Cruzeiro have failed to score in 7 of their 18 away matches so far in this disappointing campaign.


Key-Facts – Gremio vs Cruzeiro

  • Gremio have won 11 of their last 16 home matches in Serie A
  • Cruzeiro have won just 2 of their last 21 away matches in Serie A
  • Gremio have won 2 of the last 3 encounters against Cruzeiro


Betting Tips Verdict

Gremio possess the superior quality and should grab the points here.