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Gremio to keep title hopes alive against Sao Paulo
14 November 2017, 13:40
Gremio to keep title hopes alive against Sao Paulo
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On Wednesday night Gremio welcome Sao Paulo to the Arena do Gremio, as the home side look to keep their title hopes alive in Serie A.

Gremio are currently ten points behind Serie A leaders Corinthians with just four league games remaining. The Porto Alegre outfit knows that it is unlikely that they will be able to catch the leaders, but will keep going until it is mathematically impossible to win the title.

The home sides form has been mixed of late, which has hindered their attempts at catching Corinthians.

They have lost just one of their last seven games in the Brazilian top-flight, but three draws in their last six league games have stalled their title challenge. Last time out, Renato Gaucho’s side drew 1-1 with Vitoria.

Gremio’s recent home record is also a mixed one, as they have won two, drawn one and lost three of their last six Serie A games on home soil.

Sao Paulo are currently 11th in the Serie A table after a decent run of form of late in the Brazilian top-flight. The visitors are now five games unbeaten in Serie A. However, they have drawn their last two games against Chapecoense and last time out Vasco Da Gama.

Sao Paulo are unbeaten in their last two away games in Serie A. However, they have won just three of their last 17 games on their travels in the league. Their recent away games in Serie A have also been low scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four outings.

Recent meetings between these two teams have been tight affairs and eight of the last nine games between the pair have produced under 2.5 goals.

Forebet predicts this game will also produce under 2.5 goals, with the home side recording a victory.

OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Palmeiras 80 38 23 11 4 64 26 38
2. Flamengo RJ 72 38 21 9 8 59 29 30
3. Internacional 69 38 19 12 7 51 29 22
4. Grêmio 66 38 18 12 8 48 27 21
5. São Paulo FC 63 38 16 15 7 46 34 12
6. Atlético Mineiro 59 38 17 8 13 56 43 13
7. Atlético PR 57 38 16 9 13 54 37 17
8. Cruzeiro 53 38 14 11 13 34 34 0
9. Botafogo RJ 51 38 13 12 13 38 46 -8
10. Santos FC 50 38 13 11 14 46 40 6
11. Bahia 48 38 12 12 14 39 41 -2
12. Fluminense RJ 45 38 12 9 17 32 46 -14
13. Corinthians 44 38 11 11 16 34 35 -1
14. Chapecoense SC 44 38 11 11 16 34 50 -16
15. Ceará SC 44 38 10 14 14 32 38 -6
16. Vasco da Gama RJ 43 38 10 13 15 41 48 -7
17. Sport Recife 42 38 11 9 18 35 57 -22
18. América Mineiro 40 38 10 10 18 30 47 -17
19. Vitória 37 38 9 10 19 36 63 -27
20. Paraná Clube 23 38 4 11 23 18 57 -39

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