Fluminense will play Gremio at the Maracana Stadium in Campeonato Brasileiro A on Saturday.
Fluminense come into this match after a 2-0 victory over Francisco Arce’s Cerro Porteno in the first leg of the Libertadores Cup 1/8 final. Goals from former Paris striker Nene and veteran left-back Egidio in the second half secured the victory for Roger Machary’s Fluminense.
Gremio, meanwhile, beat Pablo Marini’s LDU Quito 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa America 1/8 final. In the first half, striker Leo Pereira’s goal gave Luis Felipe Scolari a deal with Gremio.
Fluminense and Gremio are opposite
In 36 face-to-face meetings between the two sides, Gremio has a clear advantage. They have won 18 games, lost seven and drawn 11.
The last time the two clubs clashed was in 2020, when Gremio beat Fluminense 1-0. In the first half, striker Pepe’s goal secured Gremio’s victory.
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Fluminense vs Gremio Team News
Fluminense will be without experienced Paraguayan striker Raul Bobadilla and midfielder Hudson, both players with injuries. The presence of Brazilian player Fred is in doubt, while center-back Nino has been included in Brazil’s Tokyo Olympics. In addition, there are no known issues and manager Roger Mahato is expected to have full content at his disposal.
Injured: Raul Bobadilla, Hudson
Not available: Nino
Meanwhile, Gremio manager Luiz Felipe Scolari will not be able to call up the services of striker Ferreira, midfielder Tiago Santos, veteran midfielder Maicon, right-back Leonardo Gomes and young winger Elias Manoel. Goalkeeper Brenno and midfielder Matheus Anrique have both been included in the Tokyo Olympics and are currently unavailable.
Injured: Maicon, Leonardo Gomes, Elias Manoel, Ferreyra, Tiago Santos
Not available: Matheus Henrique, Brenno
Fluminense and Gremio XI were estimated
Fluminense Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Muriel Becker, Lucas Kalegari, Manoel, David Braz, Danilo Barselos, Martinelli, Wellington, Luiz Anrique, Ganso, Nene, Abel Hernandes
Gremio predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Gabriel Shapeko, Rafinya, Pedro Geromel, Walter Kannemann, Bruno Cortez, Fernando Anrique, Victor Bobsin, Alisson, Douglas Costa, Leo Pereyra, Diego Souza
Fluminense and Gremio prophecy
Fluminense are 7th in the Serie A Campeonato Brasileiro standings and have won two of their last five league games. They are eight points behind league leaders Palmeiras.
Gremio, meanwhile, are at the bottom of the league table and have lost three of their last five games. Despite having talents like Douglas Costa and Pedro Geromel, Gremio struggled with that.
Fluminense should win that.
Forecast: Fluminense 2-1 Gremio
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