Flamengo vs Ponte Preta
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Thursday, 15th June 2017
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Luso-Brasiliero.
Flamengo will host Ponte Preta looking to grab their first victory after four rounds this Wednsday at Estadio Luso-Brasiliero.
The hosts, who came third in the last term of Serie A, are off to a shaky start to the new campaign and it will be interesting to see if the clash with Ponte Preta can be the breakthrough they are so desperate for.
The Brazilian manager is likely to lose the job without a serious turnaround in form. Big Mengo suffered an early Copa Libertadores elimination and they are currently miles away from the top of the standings in their domestic league.
Ze Ricardo’s main issues are connected to the efficiency in the final third since the team notched no more than a single goal in last three fixtures.
We must mention that Flamengo had a tricky schedule on the home patch facing the likes of Atletico Mineiro and Botafogo (two draws).
Gilson Kleina managed to recover his team from a shocking 3-0 defeat to the league’s newcomers Atletico GO last Thursday.
Ponte Preta again showed plenty of holes at the back, but they still managed to get the super important 3-2 win over Chapecoense at their Estado Moises Lucarelli.
The team conceded at least two goals in each of their three away outings so far in the season.
Flamengo vs Ponte Preta: Head to head
The draw has been the most common of the outcomes happening on nine out of 21 occasions.
Ponte Preta generally lead the tie by two wins, but Big Mengo came out victorious from both meetings last season (with the same 2-1 scoreline).
Flamengo vs Ponte Preta: Prediction
Flamengo should finally snatch much wanted victory to bounce back after a slower start to the season.
The visitors concede loads on the road and the match will be a perfect opportunity for Leandro Damiao and company to boost up their confidence.
Flamengo vs Ponte Preta: Bet Tips
The first bet is Flamengo to win at 1.57 odds with Betway
You can alternatively take Flamengo Over 1.5 Team Goals at 1.72.