Flamengo vs Coritiba
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Saturday, 22nd July 2017
Kick off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Luso-Brasileiro.
Coritiba suffered real disaster losing 4-0 to Ponte Preta on Wednesday evening and they will have a super tough task to avoid a similar scenario in the weekend’s fixture with Flamengo.
The hosts will finally have an easier fixture after playing the likes of Gremio, Cruzeiro and Palmeiras.
The mid-week has seen Ze Ricardo’s men sharing the spoils with the reigning champions Palmeiras in a four-goal thriller at Estadio Luso-Brasileiro.
Peruvian legend Paolo Guerrero was especially inspired as he came out with the delivery for Para’s first goal of the season and an equaliser of his own just before the break.
Coxa Branca dropped down to the bottom half of the Serie A standings after a dreadful run of form.
The team led by Pachequinho lost three of their last four games having allowed as many as nine goals during the streak.
Flamengo vs Coritiba: Head to head
Flamengo lead the tie by three wins ahead of their landmark 30th head to head meeting with Coritiba.
However, Urubu have been much more superior in home fixtures as they picked up nine wins and suffered only two losses in 15 meetings at Estadio Luso-Brasileiro.
Flamengo vs Coritiba: Prediction
The hosts will be massive favourites to exploit the obvious holes in Coxa Branca’s defensive line and we see the home win a clear banker at 8/15 odds.
Moreover, Paolo Guerrero has been in good touch lately and we expect him to keep the nine form going and produce goals in the final third on Saturday evening.
Flamengo vs Coritiba: Bet tips
The main betting prediction will be Flamengo -1.5 handicap at the odds of 6/4.
The second bet is Paolo Guerrero to score anytime at 4/5.