Grêmio vs Palmeiras
Stadium: Arena do Grêmio
It's the big game of Round 24, a match between the fourth-placed team and the second-placed of the Brasileirão. Grêmio was in third place before the round started, but RB Bragantino had already played and won, thus overtaking the Gaúchos. The game is of great importance to both teams, and a draw is in nobody's interest. Grêmio is eleven points behind leader Botafogo, and if the title isn't a clear goal, a place in the top four, which gives access to the Copa Libertadores, is definitely in the Gauchos' plans. Palmeiras has managed to reduce the gap to first place to seven points and, therefore, wants to continue putting pressure on Botafogo, which has a tricky away game with Corinthians. To do so, the Verdão must win at the Grêmio Arena.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The Immortal set the calendar straight by playing the overdue Round 15 match against Corinthians. The match ended in a 4-4 draw, in an incredible and exciting game with vertiginous swings in the scoreline. It was one of the best games in this year's Brasileirão, if not the best. The outcome confirmed the strengths and weaknesses of the Tricolor Gaúcho. The team is dangerous in attack but very vulnerable defensively. Grémio has scored 38 goals and conceded 31. The team can score against Palmeiras, but the Paulistas haven't conceded a goal in eight games!
The champion of Brazil seemed to be out of the title race, but in recent weeks, the situation has changed. Botafogo has lost its last two games, and Palmeiras, on the other hand, is going through a positive period of the season. Abel Ferreira's team is strong defensively but has yet to be as creative in attack. The Verdão will now face one of the best attacks in the competition and will need maximum concentration to win this match. The Paulistas will try to exploit the spaces in the Gaúchos' defense to get the three points crucial to renewing their title. Only leader Botafogo has won at Grêmio, and the Verdão will look to this game as a final.
Expert Betting Tips
It's a game in which anything can happen, as both teams have players capable of unbalancing the match. Grêmio is very strong in front of its fans, but Palmeiras is the reigning champion with more experience. Maybe that's why I'm leaning a little more towards Palmeiras victory. The Paulistas are more used to these big games, which could make the difference. I'm betting on a Double Chance for the away team with a maximum limit of three goals scored, considering that Palmeiras concedes few goals.