Fluminense vs Flamengo
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 18th June 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Fluminense and Flamengo are set for yet another classic of the Brazilian football at legendary Maracana.
The visitors will come in the game in a better mood after ending the negative run with the mid-week’s home victory over Ponte Preta.
Abel Braga can’t be thrilled with Flu’s start to the new Serie A season as the team has been plying hot and cold since the very first game.
Fluminense lave too much space at the back which is why they conceded at least a goal in each of the last 12 matches in all competitions.
Henrique Dourado has, however, been doing the job on the other side of the court. The Brazilian striker already has seven goals to his name and he is the competition’s leading scorer after seven rounds.
Ze Ricardo expected similar statistics from Leandro Damiao and Paolo Guerrero, but the duo failed to shine so far in the season.
Urubu can’t allow a failure against Fluminense because it would further send the team towards the bottom half of the standings.
Ze Ricardo might also easily lose his job since Flamengo are also out of Copa Libertadores after the group stage of the competition.
Fluminense vs Flamengo: Head to head
This will be the fifth head to head encounter between the two teams in 2017.
Fluminense won Taca Guanabara final on penalties (3-3 regular time) in early March, while Flamengo took the more important title beating Flu 3-1 on aggregate in the final of Campeonato Carioca 1.
Fluminense vs Flamengo: Prediction
None of the two teams is capable of keeping a clean sheet here which is why we simply have to take BTTS as the main betting option.
We’ll also give slight advantage to the hosts who are undefeated in last six fixture sat Maracana (in all competitions).
Fluminense vs Flamengo: Bet Tips
The first bet will be BTTS at 3/4.
You can alternatively take Fluminense to win at 23/20.