2019 Brazilian Serie A – Gremio vs Botafogo Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Gremio vs Botafogo kick off? Sunday 27th October, 2019 – 19:00 (UK)

Where is Gremio vs Botafogo being played? Arena do Grêmio (Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul)

What are the expected weather conditions for Gremio vs Botafogo? Thunderstorms, 23c

What TV channel is Gremio vs Botafogo on? Premiere FC (Brazil)

Where can I stream Gremio vs Botafogo? No streaming services available

Where can I get tickets for Gremio vs Botafogo? Tickets for this match can be purchased here!

THE TEAM NEWS

GREMIO

  • Gremio remain stunned after losing the 2019 Copa Libertadores semi-final second against Flamengo earlier this week by a heavy 5-0 scoreline. To compound matters, their league form has not been very good. The Porto Alegre giants own a W2, D1, L2 mark in their last five contests while riding a two-game losing streak and they are coming off a 2-1 away defeat at Fortaleza, although they used a second-string team for that contest.
  • Gremio will be quite depleted ahead of this contest as Felipe Vizeu, Leo Gomes, Marcelo Oliveira and Luan have been ruled out, while Jean Pyerre will be a game-time decision. Furthermore, Rafael Galhardo and Andre are both suspended and miss this fixture.

Expected starting XI: Paulo Victor; Léo Moura, Pedro Geromel, Walter Kannemann, Bruno Cortez; Matheus Henrique, Maicon, Alisson; Thaciano, Diego Tardelli, Everton

BOTAFOGO

  • Botafogo defeated CSA 2-1 at home in their most recent Serie A encounter, but their recent has not been very impressive since they have lost three of their last five league matches. Furthermore, they have also struggled on the road where they are riding a seven-game winless run (D1, L6) and a four-game losing streak away from home.
  • Jean, Gilson, Rodrigo Pimpao, Marcelo and Lucas Campos have all been ruled out for Botafogo through injury. Joel Carli and Alex Santana are both doubtful and will be game-time decisions for the coaching staff.

Expected starting XI: Roberto Fernández; Marcinho, Joel Carli, Gabriel, Lucas Barros; João Paulo, Cícero; Luiz Fernando, Diego Souza, Leonardo Valencia; Víctor Rangel

THE PREDICTION

Both sides enter this game riding losing streaks, but Gremio have the better squad, have home advantage and should be eager to deliver a good performance following their embarrassing effort midweek against Flamengo in the 2019 Copa Libertadores. Botafogo’s away struggles will continue as Gremio should be able to bounce back and secure the win here.

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