Flamengo vs Chapecoense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 September 2018
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK / 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro.
Mengao’s title ambitions suffered a massive blow last weekend when they shockingly fell 0-1 at home to the relegation-threatened Ceara.
Flamengo controlled the game throughout the 90 minutes, but they just could not break the deadlock to be brutally punished with the stoppage-time winner. It was only the second defeat at Maracana for them this season.
Can Mauricio Barbieri’s troops bounce back on Saturday evening when strugglers Chapecoense come to visit Rio de Janeiro?
The visitors, who finished the previous term in the top half, are struggling badly with their form of late.
They lost four on the bounce before the mid-week fixture against Parana and have been one of the worst travellers so far in the season.
Verdao took only four points from 11 away matches this term and such displays place them as low as 18th in the league ladder.
Flamengo vs Chapecoense: Head-to-head
- The head to head stats also speak entirely in Flamengo’s favour.
- Mengao won 7, drew 2 and lost 2 of 11 meetings with Chapecoense.
- Flamengo were especially dominant in matches at Maracana where they won four and drew one of five against Verdao so far.
Flamengo vs Chapecoense: Prediction
Guto Ferreira’s men were particularly easy to break down in the most recent set of fixtures. They conceded as many as seven goals in last three defeats.
It will be the music to the ears of Lucas Paqueta, Henrique Dourado & company who won seven of last nine league games in front of the home crowd.
The home win is the only logical betting option here, but we will try and take the best value backing Mengao to have the lead at the half time and win the match as well as the hosts to win by two or more goals difference as main betting options.
Flamengo vs Chapecoense: Bet Tips
HT/FT Flamengo/Flamengo @ 5/4 (2.25)
Flamengo -1.5 handicap @ 13/10 (2.30).