Monagas vs Grêmio Soccer Prediction Today
In the lead of group 1 of the Copa Libertadores of America version 2018, Grêmio sent a reserve team to face the Monagas this Tuesday, May 15, in the Estadual Monumental de Maturín, in Maturín, Venezuela. The game is part of the schedule of the fifth round of the first phase of the continental tournament and begins scheduled for 21:30 (Brasilia time).
The gremistas are at the tip of the key with eight accumulated points. In second place is Cerro Porteño, of Paraguay, with seven. The Uruguayan defender is third with four. They will meet a little earlier at 7:15 pm in Montevideo. The Venezuelans are in the flashlight with three points earned.
While qualifying for the last 16 of the Copa Libertadores of America is still possible, the most viable goal for Monagas is the third place, which would earn the right to play in the South American Cup in the second half. For this, the game of this Tuesday is decisive.
That’s because in the last round both Venezuelans and Uruguayans will act as visitors. The Monacas will face, on May 23, Cerro Porteño, in Asunción. On the same day, the Defender will face the Grêmio in Porto Alegre.
In preparation for the match, the Venezuelan team managed to break a sequence of three games without victory (two draws and one defeat) on Saturday, May 12. At home, he made 1-0 at Metropolitanos.
With that, they reached 16 points (three wins, seven draws and six losses). They ascended to the thirteenth place of the Opening Tournament of the Venezuelan Championship. But they remain outside the classification zone for the decisive stages. This block is closed by Deportes Táchira, eighth placed, which has 22 points.
After three consecutive victories in three competitions (Libertadores, Brasileirão and Copa do Brasil), the Grêmio attack stopped on the backboard mounted by Internacional. Gre-Nal, played on Saturday, May 12, for the fifth round of the Brazilian Championship, was in the goalless draw.
This prevented the tricolor from dividing the lead of the competition with Flamengo, Corinthians and Atletico-MG, which add up to ten points. Grêmio parked in the eight (two wins, two draws and one loss).
Maybe the result had made the coach Renato Gaucho change his mind. In the previous season, the coach always prioritized the knockout-style tournaments leaving the Brasileirão in the background. This week, the option was different.
The coach dismissed six top athletes and brought only five of the players who have regularity to the main team to Venezuela. However, even their presence at the start of the game is confirmed. They can stay in the bank only if they are needed.
A decision questionable because the Guild is not guaranteed in the next phase and also projecting the next stages of the Libertadores. From the round of 16, the score in the group stage will define who will have the right to decide the classification by making the second match in their domains.
In addition, the next rival of Grêmio in the Brasileirão is the fragile Parana, who after five disputed matches follows without having won a single point and became the biggest candidate for relegation.
The probable Gremista team for the duel of the night of this Tuesday is Marcelo Grohe; Madson, Pedro Geromel, Kannemann and Bruno Cortez; Jailson, Michel (Lima), Ramiro, Cícero and Alisson; Thonny Anderson.
Even at home, the Monagas should not venture out for the offense. You know you do not have the technical ability to do that. The Grêmio, with more than half time reserve, should also adopt a conservative stance. This leaves room for a risky guess at equality.
Prediction Today: A tie