Zé Ricardo must do without Paolo Guerrero, who is suspended this weekend.
Leandro Damião is likely to lead the line in his absence.
Rhodolfo is out with injury, but Réver is back to replace him.
Renato Gaúcho is unlikely to make too many changes despite the loss to Avaí.
Pedro Rocha could return to the side after missing out at the weekend.
If he does, Fernandinho would be the player most likely to make way.
A couple of weeks ago, Grêmio looked the most likely challengers to Corinthians, but three defeats on the spin have really knocked their confidence.
Now it is Flamenngo – eight points behind their opponents here three matches ago – who are leading the charge in second place.
The Rubro-Negro have plenty of attacking flair, but their defence has arguably been key in their improvement, with three clean sheets in a row.
Prediction: Flamengo 1-0Gremio FT Under 2.5 goals 1.70