Flamengo vs Atletico Mineiro
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 August 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
The Scarlet-Blacks are the reigning champions of the competition, and they had cruised to the title the last season in such an emphatic manner, that they had a lead of 16 points over the second-placed team.
In the process they had scored a total of 86 goals, with the next best being just 64 goals by Gremio.
On the contrary, the Roosters had barely qualified for the Sudamericana, after finishing in a modest 13th spot, and they have scored almost the half the number of goals as that of their counterparts for the day.
On top of that the title-holders are at home, where they have been in even better form lately. And to pile on, they do have a good h2h record against this rival as well.
As such, expect a Flamengo win this Sunday.
Flamengo vs Atletico Mineiro: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Domenec Torrent’s men had recorded five of the previous seven overall wins.
- They had won the latest clash with a 3-1 scoreline.
- They had also recorded wins in three of the past four overall games.
- At this venue, the hosts had registered nine of the former ten wins.
- Since 2008, only once have the guests won at this stadium.
Flamengo vs Atletico Mineiro: Prediction
The defending champions are on an 18-game unbeaten run, and an impressive 16 of these are wins. At home, they were unbeaten in 29 of their last 30 overall fixtures, and they had managed to win an unbelievable 27 of these.
On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in 19 of their last 23 away trips, and they went through a 13-match winless run in the process.
Moreover, the title-holders had recorded nine of the past ten overall h2h wins at this venue, and they have lost just once here in such games since 2008.
Taking all these overwhelming stats into account, expect Flamengo to post the three points on the board this Sunday.
Flamengo vs Atletico Mineiro: Betting Tips
Flamengo to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Flamengo @ 1.80 (4/5).