Palestino vs Flamengo
Date: Thursday, 6th July 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo.
Palestino managed to come back after losing the first leg to Atletico Venezuela to force penalties in the rematch and eventually set up the replay of last year’s second round of Copa Sudamericana tie with Flamengo.
The Chileans have been more successful last year, but Urubu comes in this tie as massive favourite to go advance.
The main problem for the hosts is the lack of competitive games since the Clausura season in Chilean Primera Division ended 45 days ago.
Moreover, the team has had a dreadful campaign finishing at the 14th position with only three wins in 15 matches.
They have lost most of their key figures from the last season when they reached the last 16 round of the competition.
Flamengo joined the battle for the very top of the standings in Brazilian Serie A thanks to a run of four consecutive wins.
The manager Ze Ricardo can especially be thrilled with his team’s defensive line which kept three consecutive clean sheets in wins over Bahia, Santos and Sao Paulo.
Urubu joined the second round of Copa Sudamericana after coming third in the group 4 of Copa Libertadores with a single point deficit to both San Lorenzo and Atletico PR who advanced through to the knockout stage in the most elite football competition in South America.
Palestino vs Flamengo: Head to head
As we mentioned in the introduction, the two sides took on each other in the very same stage of the competition last year.
Flamengo seemed to have closed the tie with the 0-1 win on the road in the first leg, but Palestino came out with a shocking 1-2 victory in the rematch to secure the R16 where they eventually fell to Argentine San Lorenzo.
Palestino vs Flamengo: Prediction
The visitors are in a much better shape and they are ready to get the revenge with wins in both legs.
We will also back Flamengo to maintain their fine defensive form and keep the fourth consecutive clean sheet at the odds of 6/5.
Palestino vs Flamengo: Betting Tips
The main betting prediction will be Flamengo to win at 1.75 by Pinnacle.
The second bet is Flamengo to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.20.