Grêmio vs Vasco da Gama
Stadium: Arena do Grêmio
This match between the Gaúchos and the Cariocas is one of the most interesting of Round 37, the second-to-last in the Brasileirão. Grêmio is in fifth place with 62 points but is just one point behind Botafogo, Atlético-MG, and Flamengo, all in position to qualify directly for the Copa Libertadores group stage. Like its opponent, Vasco needs points, not to reach an international competition but to escape relegation, a battle it has been fighting since the start of the season.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
The Immortal had a scare but survived in its last game against Goiás. The team was 1-0 down at half-time, but after 56 minutes, they were 2-1 up after goals from Ferreira and Cristaldo. Luis Suárez didn't score but now has another chance to do so in what will probably be his last game at the Arena do Grêmio. The fans will fill the stadium to watch their club win and to say goodbye to an idol, one of the most important footballers of the last 15 years.
Vasco da Gama
The Hills' Giant narrowly lost its 17th place at the end of the last round. São Paulo's goal in the 97th minute at the Bahia stadium gave the Paulistas their first away win in the Série A and kept the Baianos in the Z4, who would have swapped places with Vasco had they drawn. Facing Grêmio, the Cariocas will be playing a real final, as they need to win if they continue to depend on themselves. Bahia will play last-placed América and stands a strong chance of getting the three points and overtaking Vasco da Gama.
Expert Betting Tips
This is a game that, although Grêmio is the favorite, doesn't guarantee that it will win or even draw. The Brasileirão is perhaps the most balanced league in the world, so anything can happen. Vasco desperately needs points and will fight to the last drop of sweat. So, my bet won't be on who wins or loses. I'm going to pay tribute to Luis Suárez for all the class he's shown this season despite his obvious physical limitations. I will bet that the Uruguayan scores in his last match at the Arena do Grêmio. It would be a beautiful farewell.