Flamengo vs Chapecoense
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Friday, 23rd June 2017
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Luso-Brasiliero.
Chapecoense were off to a dream start to the new Serie A campaign, but their form has seen somewhat of a slide over the last couple of weeks.
This is something Flamengo will try to take advantage of on Thursday evening when the host will be looking to overtake their rivals in the top half of the standings.
Urubu are very tough to break down on the home pitch where they conceded only a single goal in three fixtures with the likes of Atletico Mineiro, Botafogo and Ponte Preta.
The team led by Ze Ricardo will come into the game with Chapecoense in high spirit after staying undefeated in the weekend’s derby with Fluminense at Maracana.
It was Miguel Trauco who bagged the 95th minute equalizer for Flamengo who are looking to build on it in mid-week’s home fixture.
It is pretty hard to explain what has happened to the rock-solid defense of Chapecoense in the recent period.
The team which kept four clean sheets in opening five matches allowed as many as 12 goals in last four league outings.
The latest of the failures came on Sunday when Chapeco suffered a 0-2 defeat to Botafogo at their Arena Conda.
Flamengo vs Chapecoense: Head to head
Flamengo have been much more successful winning four of six head to head matches.
Uruba notched eight goals in last three meetings with Chapecoense and we expect them to continue such trend this Thursday.
Flamengo vs Chapecoense: Prediction
This should be a one-way street from the very first whistle. We expect to see a pleasant evening for the home team fans in what could likely end up in a goal fest.
Flamengo vs Chapecoense: Bet Tips
Home win is a banker at the odds of 1.54 by Pinnacle.
Braver tipsters can try with Flamengo -1.5 handicap at the odds of 2.65 by Pinnacle.