Flamengo vs Fluminense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 12th October 2017
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Maracana (Rio de Janeiro).
It is Derby of Crowds at the Maracana when Rio de Janeiro’s two oldest rivals Flamengo and Fluminense lock horns for the Serie A clash on Thursday.
Both teams have plenty of incentives to play for. Flamengo is pushing for a Copa Libertadores place, while Fluminense are in a fight to move out of the bottom half.
Form-side, Flamengo are slightly better in recent weeks. They won 3 of the last five, while drawing and losing 1 each. At home, they have been excellent all through out the season and picked up 7 wins and 4 draws, losing just twice.
Fluminense are without a win in their last five and lost 4 of those. The away form is comparatively better with their ability to hold teams to stalemates. The team lost just 4 games on the road this season, and managed 3 wins and 6 draws from the remaining 9.
Flamengo vs Fluminense: Head-to-head
Flamengo are unbeaten in their last 4 matches against Fluminense in all competitions, 2 wins and 2 draws.
Nine of the last 11 meetings between Flamengo and Fluminense saw both teams scoring. And 8 of them recorded 3 or more goals.
At home, Flamengo had won just 2 of their last 7 meetings with Fluminense, drew 2 and lost 3.
Flamengo vs Fluminense: Prediction
Despite the poor form, Fluminense are missing some key players through injuries and suspension. To make the things worse, their main striker Paolo Guerrero is away with Peru on international duty.
Flamengo are coming in good shape here and look good to grab a vital victory on Thursday.
Flamengo vs Fluminense: Bet Tips
FT – Flamengo to win for 1.64
Both teams to Score for 1.85 odds.
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