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Gremio vs Cruzeiro 

Competition – Brazil Serie A

Stadium – Grêmio Arena

Date: 12th October 2017

Kick-off time – 01:45 GMT

Gremio welcome Cruzeiro in this Brazilian Serie A game as they look to build on their 1-0 win over Fluminense last time out.

Gremio are currently third on the league table with 46 points from 26 games, one point behind Santos who are currently second and 2 points ahead of their visitors in this game.

They will be looking to get at least a point from this encounter to keep them ahead of their opponents.

Not winning this game could see them fall behind Pameiras who are 5th with 43 points.

Gremio have been less than impressive recently as they have won only two of their last five games and those victories have come with only 1-0 score lines.

They need to improve their goal scoring if they still have hopes of winning the title.

Cruzeiro are currently 4th in the league table and they will be hoping to topple their host after this game.

They currently have 44 points from 27 games – having played a game more, they will need a win to remain realistically in the hunt for the title.

They are currently on a good run of form having won four of their last five games including a penalty win over Flamengo in a cup match.

They look good for the win in this game but that is much easier said than done.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Gremio 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Bahia 1-0 Gremio Sep 25, 2017 Futebol Brasileiro
W Gremio 1-0 Botafogo Sep 21, 2017 Copa Libertadores
L Gremio 0-1 Chapecoense AF Sep 17, 2017 Futebol Brasileiro
D Botafogo 0-0 Gremio Sep 14, 2017 Copa Libertadores
L CR Vasco da Gama 1-0 Gremio Sep 9, 2017 Futebol Brasileiro

Cruzeiro 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Cruzeiro 0-0 Flamengo Sep 28, 2017 Copa Do Brazil
W Goianiense 1-2 Cruzeiro Sep 24, 2017 Futebol Brasileiro
W Cruzeiro 1-0 Bahia Sep 18, 2017 Futebol Brasileiro
W Chapecoense AF 1-2 Cruzeiro Sep 11, 2017 Futebol Brasileiro
D Flamengo 1-1 Cruzeiro Sep 8, 2017 Copa Do Brazil

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Cruzeiro 1-0 Gremio Aug 24, 2017 Copa Do Brazil
Gremio 1-0 Cruzeiro Aug 17, 2017 Copa Do Brazil
Cruzeiro 3-3 Gremio Jun 20, 2017 Futebol Brasileiro
Gremio 0-0 Cruzeiro Nov 3, 2016 Copa Do Brazil
Cruzeiro 0-2 Gremio Oct 27, 2016 Copa Do Brazil

Other fixtures taking place this week in Brazil Serie A:

Brazil Serie A Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P

Brazil  Serie A Results

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