Flamengo vs Vitoria da Bahia
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 6th August 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Luso-Brasileiro.
Flamengo are back at Estadio Luso-Brasileiro after a series of three super tough away fixtures against the likes of Santos (two times) and Corinthians.
The rough schedule dropped Urubu to the fifth position in the Serie A standings but the team led by Ze Ricardo will have a nice opportunity to return to the winning ways this Sunday when they host the penultimate-placed Vitoria.
The hosts have had huge troubles with the defensive line over the last couple of weeks.
You should thus not be surprised to see that each of their last five outings in all competitions offered the option of both teams scoring.
Paulo Guerrero has been doing a solid job on the other side of the pitch as he was on target in two of team’s last three home fixtures.
Leao da Barra finally managed to end the horrendous run of four consecutive losses which dropped the team to the danger area.
The owners decided to make the change on the bench by introducing Flavio Tanajura who managed to fix the holes in the defensive line since Vitoria only conceded a single goal in last two games with Cruzeiro and Ponte Preta.
Flamengo vs Vitoria: Head to head
Urubu have been more than dominant in the most recent history of head to head encounters with Vitoria.
Flamengo took four consecutive wins in matches with Leao da Barra and they have won eight and lost only a single of 11 home fixtures against Vitoria.
Flamengo vs Vitoria: Prediction
Home win is the realistic scenario, but we just don’t see the value in backing Flamengo at ridiculously low 2/7 odds.
We will thus go for the Over 2.5 goals FT bet at 3/4 as a much better betting option as well as back the Peruvian striker to find the back of the net at evens odds.
Flamengo vs Vitoria: Bet Tips
The main bet is Over 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 3/4.
The alternative option is Paolo Guerrero to score anytime at 1/1.