Flamengo vs Sao Paulo
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 2nd July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Luso-Brasiliero.
Flamengo are set to complete the perfect week with the third consecutive win within seven days.
To do so, Urubu will have to go past Sao Paulo which should not be too big of a challenge considering Tricolors’ poor form over the last couple of weeks.
Flamengo opened the new season in a slower fashion, but they seem to have caught the right shape lately.
Ze Ricardo’s squad claimed four wins in last five matches to climb up to the third position in the Serie A standings.
They have been successful in mid-week’s Copa do Brasil derby with Santos having outplayed Peixe 2-0 in the first leg of their quarterfinal tie.
The story is completely opposite with the visitors who have experienced a huge slide in form after a promising kick off to the new campaign.
Sao Paulo lost three and drew two of their last five league fixtures. Rogerio Ceni’s problems become more serious when his men play on the road where they failed to find the back of the net in four of last five matches.
Flamengo vs Sao Paulo: Head to head
The overall head to head stats favour Sao Paulo who have been the more successful side historically, but they are winless in last three encounters with Flamengo.
Four of the last five matches between the two teams saw the BTTS option.
Flamengo vs Sao Paulo: Prediction
The BTTS is not quite the scenario we are expecting to witness this Saturday since the visitors have been struggling a lot with the efficiency in the final third at the start of the season.
This should be a one-way street for Flamengo from the very first whistle and we’d be shocked to see any other outcome but a comprehensive win for the hosts.
Flamengo vs Sao Paulo: Betting Tips
Flamengo to win is a banker at the odds of 1.75 odds with Pinnacle.
The second best option is Flamengo to win to nil at the odds of 3.00.