Grêmio vs Atlético-MG, Saturday’s match for the sixth round of the Brazilian Championship of the Series A.
The only victory won by Grêmio in the period of one month was in the game against Universidad Católica, in the sixth – final – round of the Copa Libertadores da América. They assured their ticket to the last 16, in which they will face Libertad, of Paraguay, the team that was in first place in their group.
In Brasileirão, the team continues without winning. They accumulated only two points, which puts them in the nineteenth – penultimate – position in the leaderboard. Only beating Vasco, by goal average, which has the same number of points and is in last place.
In the Copa do Brasil, the tricolor made its debut on Wednesday, May 22, against Juventude in Caxias do Sul, and also failed to win. They remained scoreless, 0-0 which caused a nervous reaction by the coach Renato Gaucho to the critics from the fans.
The main question is in relation to the insistence on calling to the team the striker André, who has been poorly productive. The player was kept on the team until the end of the second half. Having options like Felipe Vizeu and Diego Tardelli in the cast, the coach has insisted with the athlete.
However, despite Renato Gaucho’s defense of his position, the pressure can make him change his position. Even more because Tardelli, who suffered a muscle injury in the confrontation with Avaí in the second round, returned to be available for the meeting with Atlético-MG.
Atlético-MG also had a midweek appointment. On Tuesday, May 21, they opted to preserve some of their main starters in the first leg of the second phase of the Copa Sudamericana playing Unión La Calera. They lost the game, in Chile, by 1 to 0. An acceptable result, that keeps the dispute open for the confrontation back home, next week.
The decision taken by interim coach Rodrigo Santana signalled that the priority of the club is really for the Brasileirão. With 12 points the “Galo” is in the vice-leadership.
The prediction of the victory by Grêmio ends up being a good option for the confrontation of this Saturday for the sixth round of the Brazilian Championship of the Series A.