2019 Brazilian Serie A – Vasco da Gama vs Gremio Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Vasco da Gama vs Gremio kick off? Thursday 31th October, 2019 – 00:30 (UK)

Where is Vasco da Gama vs Gremio being played? Estádio Vasco da Gama (Rio de Janeiro)

What are the expected weather conditions for Vasco da Gama vs Gremio? Mostly cloudy, 28c

What TV channel is Vasco da Gama vs Gremio on? Globo, Premiere FC Brasil (Brazil), Globo TV Internacional (USA, Mexico, Canada)

Where can I stream Vasco da Gama vs Gremio? PFC Internacional, Premiere Play (subscription required)

Where can I get tickets for Vasco da Gama vs Gremio? https://sociogigante.com/ingressos

THE TEAM NEWS

VASCO DA GAMA

  • Vasco da Gama have not had the season they were expecting and right now they sit in 11th place in the standings with 38 points (W10, D8, L10). However, they are going through their best stretch of the campaign when it comes to results thanks to a five-game undefeated streak (W3, D2). They are coming off a 1-1 away draw at Ceara last time out.
  • Rossi has been ruled out for this game through suspension, while Talles Magno is away from the team. Experienced centre-back Oswaldo Henriquez has been ruled out through injury, and Ricardo Graça is expected to replace him. Breno, Gabriel Felix and Ramon are out as well.

Expected Starting XI: Fernando Miguel; Yago Pikachu, Leandro Castán, Ricardo Graça, Henrique; Bruno Gomes, Raúl, Richard; Felipe Ferreira, Marrony, Ribamar

GREMIO

  • Gremio bounced back admirably from their 5-0 loss at Flamengo in the 2019 Copa Libertadores and they left their three-game losing run (in all competitions) behind with a 3-0 home win over Botafogo the last time out. They own a W12, D8, L8 mark in the Serie A and sit in seventh place with 44 points. They also are W3, L2 in their last five league matches.
  • Gremio will be seriously depleted ahead of this contest and will be missing two key defenders as both Walter Kannemann and Matheus Henrique are suspended. Pedro Geromel, Luan, Rafael Galhardo, Maicon, Jean, Leonardo, Felipe Vizeu, Alisson and Marcelo Oliveira are absent through injury, so the Porto Alegre giants will be forced to play with an alternative side here.

Expected Starting XI: Paulo Victor; Léo Moura, Paulo Miranda, David Braz, Bruno Cortez; Thaciano, Michel; Pepê, Luciano, Éverton; André

THE PREDICTION

Gremio have been the better side throughout the season, but Vasco da Gama are riding the best form at the moment. Considering the absences of the visitors and the fact Vasco have not lost in each of their last five league games – as well as their last two at home – then the hosts should be listed as favourites in what promises to be a tightly-contested match.

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