Gremio vs Vasco for the Brazilian Serie A championship match on Saturday at the Arena do Gremio.
Gremio is still playing in the Brazilian Cup, and for that reason had to play a game on Wednesday in the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, and got no more than a 1-1 draw with Bahia. Now Gremio will have to play the second game next week, and that can influence the decision of the team that coach Renato Gaúcho will choose to face Vasco. However, the coach is unlikely to make many changes as the team has been heavily criticized by its supporters due to bad performances.
Gremio is given as favourite to win the three points, as they play at home and with a talent squad, among the strongest of Serie A has all the conditions to give joy to their fans. In fact, Renato Gaucho’s men have performed well when they play at home, winning four of their last five home games, and they certainly hope to increase that series with another win.
It is likely to be Everton’s last game as it looks like he will play in a European club, so he’ll want to make a good game and go out through the big door.
Vasco da Gama
Vasco after a negative series of results now take two victories in a row, which gave them more tranquillity, being now outside the relegation zone, with nine points (two wins, three draws and four losses).
Vasco had a poor start, and it seemed to be a difficult season but has improved since Vanderlei Luxemburgo came in as coach, but the team still has a lot of problems. The big question that arises is about Vanderlei Luxemburgo, who in recent years has not been quiet since his temperament usually cause problems in the workgroup.
The record away from home of Vasco is of concern to the coach, they lost five of the last six games away from home. It seems that the only doubt for the match is Rossi, who is still in physical problems.
With a squad with more choices than its opponent, the Gremio has a golden opportunity to win this game. But Vasco needs to score some points. My prediction is the victory of the visitors.