Fluminense vs Atletico-MG
Brazil Serie A
Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Maracanã (Rio de Janeiro).
The Flu has a new manager this season in the form of Marcelo Oliveira. They finished last season at 14th spot in the table.
In the current season they are 9th which is a huge upgrade and are in contention for Copa Sudamericana. In the 29 matches so far they have 10 wins and lost 12.
Marcelo’s team are good at scoring and bad at defending like most of the teams.35 goals have been concede so far and have a goal difference of -5.
Their last action in the competition was against Flamengo in an away game which they lost 3-0.They had their chances but credit to the opposition goalkeeper Cesar who made 5 saves to turn the game in Flamengo’s favour.
The player who can change the match for the home side is Pedro. He already has 10 goals and 2 assists to his name.
The Roosters are 3 places above their opponents with 13 wins and 9 defeats and looks like they may make it to Copa Libertadores qualifiers.
Levir Culpi is their coach will be happier with his goalkeeper’s heroics in the last match that was a goalless draw against America MG. Victor Bagy; their custodian saved 8 possible chances in that match. Another star for them is Olievera who is second in the goal scorers list with 11 goals.
Fluminense vs Atletico-MG: Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the last 10 h2h matches Atletico won 4 and Flu 3. 7 of those 10 matches had over 2.5 goals in total.
- In the last meeting between these two sides Atletico won 5-2.
- The Tricolour has 5 wins and 3 defeats in last 10 matches. At home they have 3 wins in 5 games.
- The visitors have won and lost 3 games in their last 10 competitive fixtures. On their travels they are winless in last 5 games.
Fluminense vs Atletico-MG: Prediction
Taking into consideration the away form of the visitors Flu will have an easy victory in front of their home crowd. With Pedro in form goal scoring is not a problem for them.
Revenge will be on the cards for that 5-2 loss last time. But they have to be careful not to get booked for silly fouls like they did in their previous league game.
Home side has a distant chance to play the qualification of Copa Libertadores if they win their remaining matches.
Fluminense vs Atletico-MG: Betting Tips
Home win @ 1.73 (8/11)
Under 2.5 goals scored @ 1.66(2/3).