Fluminense vs Flamengo
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9th June 2019
Kick-off at 23.00 UK/ 00.00 CET
Venue: Maracanã (Rio de Janeiro).
After seven match-days, Flamengo finds themselves at the top tier of the Serie A table. The team has been fantastic in front of the goal, returning the second-best number of goals of all 20 teams in contention.
Their away form though is a cause for concern. Flamengo has not yet won a match away from home, losing two and drawing one. Had the team been marginally better on the road, they could easily have laid a claim on the top spot.
All is not lost yet. As of now, Flamengo is on a two-game winning streak. Their last clash was at home, against Fortaleza, which saw the home team winning 2-0.
The hosts, Fluminense is floating on the relegation line. No other squad has lost as many ties as this one. They have also conceded the most number of goals in the competition, and except for a home tie against a relegation-battler, Cruzeiro, Fluminense lost all of their attempts at home.
The team suffered a crushing loss in the Copa do Brazil the last day against this same Cruzeiro. In return for two goals, Cruzeiro fired three past the Fluminense defense.
Fluminense vs Flamengo Head-to-head (h2h)
- 11 of the last 15 wins went to Flamengo.
- Flamengo scored two or more goals in four of the last six meetings.
- Seven of the last eight wins at this venue went to the guests.
- 11 of the last 12 encounters at this stadium had the visitors finding the back of the net.
Fluminense vs Flamengo Prediction
Fluminense lost five of their seven league fixtures, so far. The worst return by any team in the tournament. In addition, they have also conceded the most number of goals so far too. As of now, they are on a four-game losing streak, conceding two or more goals in three of their last four matches, and three or more goals in the last two.
Importantly, they have suffered in h2h ties against Flamengo. The latter recorded 11 of the last 15 such wins, and at this venue, they went a step further and registered seven of the last eight victories.
Flamengo may have had a hard time on the road the last few games, but keep in mind that they were unbeaten in 25 of their last 30 fixtures, and won five of their last six match-ups as well. On top of that, the team kept clean sheets in their last two attempts. Count on them to come out victorious this Sunday.
Fluminense vs Flamengo Betting Tips
Flamengo to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Flamengo to Score the First Goal @ 1.44 (4/9).