On Saturday, Gremio will host Internacional at the Arena do Gremio in their latest Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A match.
Gremio is coming off a 2-0 setback to Abel Ferreira’s Palmeiras the day before. Palmeiras won thanks to goals from midfielder Raphael Veiga and teenage star Gabriel Menino in the first half.
Internacional, on the other side, was defeated 2-0 by Sao Paulo’s Hernan Crespo yesterday. Sao Paulo won thanks to goals from Argentina star Emiliano Rigoni and teenage midfielder Igor Gomes.
Internacional vs. Gremio Head-to-Head
In 65 head-to-head meetings, the two teams have a roughly even record. Gremio has won 22, lost 21, and drew 22 games.
The two clubs previously met in the second leg of the Campeonato Gaucho final earlier this year, which finished in a 1-1 tie. A goal from forward Ferreira for Gremio was cancelled out by a goal from midfielder Rodrigo Dourado for Internacional.
Internacional’s young attacker Yuri Alberto, goalkeeper Daniel, and midfielder Bruno Praxedes were all sent off in a tense match. Rafinha, an experienced right-back for Gremio, was sent off.
Gremio form guide in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A: L-L-L-D-D
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Team News: Gremio vs. Internacional
Gremio boss Luiz Felipe Scolari will be without right-back Leo Gomes, and the availability of promising attacker Elias Manoel, as well as midfielders Maicon and Thiago Santos, is in doubt. Matheus Henrique, a midfielder, has been suspended.
Leo Gomes has been injured.
Maicon, Thiago Santos, and Elias Manoel are all doubtful.
Matheus Henrique has been suspended.
Internacional, meanwhile, will be missing youthful defender Heitor, seasoned centre-back Rodrigo Moledo, and veteran Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero, while left-back Moises, Brazil international Taison, and defender Ze Gabriel are all doubtful.
Heitor, Rodrigo Moledo, and Paolo Guerrero have been injured.
Ze Gabriel, Moises, and Taison are all doubtful.
No one has been suspended.
Predicted XI for Gremio vs Internacional
Brenno, Rafinha, Pedro Geromel, Walter Kannemann, Guilherme Guedes, Victor Bobsin, Jean Pyerre, Vanderson, Douglas Costa, Ferreira, Diego Souza, Gremio Predicted XI (4-2-3-1)