Grêmio defends on Wednesday, September 4, the advantage gained in the first match of the 2019 semi-finals of the Brazilian Cup against Athletico Paranaense. The return meeting will be played at Arena da Baixada, from 19h (Brasilia time).In Porto Alegre, the tricolor scored 2 to 0. Thus, will have the right to dispute the title in case of new victory, draw or defeat by a goal difference. The Hurricane can only win by a margin of three or more goals to reverse the situation. Should a two-goal margin win, the penalty shoot-out will be the resource used to define the winner of the duel between Internacional and Cruzeiro in the final.
Atlhetico Paranaense did not get the result they expected in their last test before facing Grêmio in the return game of the semifinals of the Brazilian Cup. On Saturday, August 31, in a clash for the seventeenth round of the 2019 Brazilian Championship, Hurricane used a meeting with Ceará as a training platform to face the tricolor gaucho. Won by 1 to 0.Although the score obtained is insufficient for a turn on Wednesday, coach Thiago Nunes evaluated as positive some attempts made in the lineup and should keep them to face Grêmio.Defender Marcio Bambu, who started the confrontation as a starter, will probably be on the team in the return match of the Brazilian Cup. The same should happen with Márcio Azevedo, left-back who started in the reserve against Ceará, entered the second half and improved the team’s performance. Thus, it should be among the holders to face the tricolor gaucho.In the defense, Bambu ends up being the solution due to the suspension of Léo Pereira, who received the third yellow card, Thiago Heleno, for doping, and the possibility of using Pedro Henrique, hired after the deadline for registration in the tournament. On the left-back, Azevedo became an option because Adriano and Abner Vinicius were not entered in the competition.
Grêmio, with a team that has been formed for a long time, did not need to test in the duel that also had on Saturday, August 31, with Sao Paulo, for the second to last match of the Brazilian Championship. Coach Renato Gaúcho took advantage of the game to give time to his main athletes. The reserves tried to secure 0 to 0 in Morumbi.The good news came from midfielder Michel, who after two months in the process of recovery from injury managed to play 90 minutes of a game for the first time. The tricolor reached 22 points (five wins, seven draws and five losses), settling in the eleventh position in the standings. Just fulfilling your obligation in the tournament without any pretense.The holders had fulfilled their mission on Tuesday, August 27, by overcoming Palmeiras, 2 to 1, also in São Paulo, reversing the 1-0 defeat in Porto Alegre, and securing a place in the semifinals of the Libertadores.The crown titles are part of the ambassadors’ ambitions.
Football Prediction of the Day Athletico Paranaense vs Grêmio
Grêmio has acted quite differently in the decisive matches with a much higher standard of competitiveness and able to surpass its rivals. Therefore, even outside their domains, the prognosis of the success of the gauchos against Athletico Paranaense seems to be the most appropriate guess option for the meeting on Wednesday for the return journey of the 2019 semi-finals of the Brazilian Cup.
Bet Tips: Athletico Paranaense