Gremio vs Zamora
Competition: Copa Libertadores
Date: 26 May 2017
Kick-off: 02:45 CET
Gremio suffered an unexpected 2-1 defeat at Deportes Iquique in their last group match, but they bounced back big time after that, beating Botafogo 2-0 at home on the first day of the new Brazilian championship, Fluminense 3-1 in the first leg of their Copa do Brasil tie, and, last weekend, they beat Atletico Paranaense as well, in Curitiba, making it three out of three, in just a week. These last days, coach Renato Gaucho had a dilemma over using his regulars or not in this game against Zamora. Gremio have already qualified for the next stage of the competition, but they still need to win to finish first, and have the return leg in the round of 16 at home. The coming Sunday they are playing at Sport Recife, in the championship, and three days later they are facing Fluminese in Rio de Janeiro, in the return leg of their Copa do Brasil tie. That game in Rio, is their top priority, and Renato Gaucho was between resting his regulars against Zamora or Sport. Turns out, he decided to use his best eleven in the Libertadores, so as to make sure they finish first in the group. Gremio offered tickets for this game at discounted prices, hoping to attract as many fans as possible to their impressive stadium. It looks like they will have the support of around 30,000 people. The cheapest tickets cost 50 reais, less than 15 euros.
Zamora have the… unwanted title of the worst team (among all 32) of the group stage, being the only one without a single point. The only game they lost by ‘just’ one goal (not more than that), was when they visited Guarani, where they played their part in a spectacular 4-3. Big news at Zamora is that finally they won a game in Venezuela’s championship last weekend, they beat Monagas 1-0 at home. They had not won any of their previous eight games in all competitions.
Gremio vs Zamora: Head-to-head Stats
Gremio beat Zamora 2-0 earlier this season in Venezuela. That was the first time ever these two teams faced each other.
Gremio vs Zamora: Prediction
Gremio. Simple as that.
Gremio vs Zamora: Tips
Gremio’s win pays just 1.12, nothing. To double my money I would take the risk to back the hosts to win in a game that will have at least four goals. Gremio and over 3.5 goals pays 2.05.