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Gremio vs Defensor Sp. Prediction & Betting tips
Grêmio and Defensor Sporting meet in Arena do Grêmio, in a match for this phase of the Copa Libertadores (Group Stage). Defensor Sporting presents considerable differences in their results at home and as visitors, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 1 st position, with 11 points won, after 3 wins and 2 draws. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Cerro Porteño, by (5-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Monagas, by (1-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 12 conceded; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 34 goals scored and 10 suffered. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Paraná by (0-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Grêmio has won 7 and tied 3.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 games. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition.
The home team is the current champion of the Libertadores and at least the qualification for the next phase already guaranteed, but the leadership of the group is at stake and goes behind that. In order not to depend on the results of other teams you will need to win and of course, because of playing before your fans you will not want to disappoint them, therefore, you should have control of the game from the beginning. The Gremio is undefeated and in the two times he played in his stadium for this competition he ended up scoring, so if he maintains the same level of performance of the indoor games he will be able to do it once more.
After 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses, the visiting team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 4 points won. In the last match, they lost in an away match against Cerro Porteño, by (0-1), after in the previous match, they lost by (1-0) away with Monagas. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 16 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home win against Progreso by (1-0). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Defensor Sporting won 1, drew 2 and lost 7. Their defense has not been very strong, since they suffered at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 7 games in which they suffered the first goal.
On the first day of the Copa Libertadores the coach of the Defender said that in his group a place of qualification was already of the Guild and the other teams would fight for the qualification. In fact, it was what happened. What he did not expect was for his team to be eliminated and he is currently playing just to meet the schedule, having nothing more to lose in the competition. That being the case, he will at least try to avoid defeat, because in this way he would bid farewell with dignity, but if he manages to annul the attack of the owners of the house and take advantage of the counterattacks, he will have the possibility of surprising.
Gremio vs Defensor Sp. head to head matches
27.02.18 COP Defensor Sp. Gremio 1 : 1
23.05.07 COP Gremio Defensor Sp. 2 : 0
16.05.07 COP Defensor Sp. Gremio 2 : 0