Santos FC vs Flamengo
Brazil Serie A
Date: Thursday, 26 July 2018
Kick-Off at 01:45 UK
Venue: Estadio Urbano Caldeira (Santos).
After seeing two draws in two games since the break, Santos host Serie A table-toppers Flamengo hoping to build on the solid defensive displays we’ve seen and their mid-table spot with points against the tough rivals at Estadio Urbano Caldeira.
Peixe have netted just one goal but they’ve earned two points in clashes against Palmeiras at this ground and Chapecoense on the road, which proves just enough for them to hover above the relegation zone – with a point above and a game in hand to 17th placed America Mineiro. They’ve lacked consistency in front of the home crowd and this could be costly for Serginho Chulapa’s men, as they struggle to find solutions.
Flamengo will know how to capitalize on any shortcomings and they’ll be very motivated to do so, with Sao Paulo now just a point behind them. They’ve bagged two draws and two wins in four trips across competitions, proving great defensive quality of their own and with such a challenge in mind, we now expect a very narrow contest once again.
Santos FC vs Flamengo: Head-to-head
Santos have bagged wins over the rivals in all of their last three head-to-head clashes since July 2017.
We’ve seen 14 goals along the way, with goals on both ends in all of the occasions.
We’ve been more used to narrow and low-scoring occasions between the sides beforehand.
Santos FC vs Flamengo: Prediction
We’ll now back the sides to share the spoils in a tough contest at Estadio Urbano Caldeira, going for a Draw at 3.10. We’ve seen Santos struggling to put on great displays recently and Flamengo should be able to snatch at least a point here, which proves value to the bet.
They’ll have to impress defensively to do so and we’ll now also go for Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.57. This would be seventh such occasion in 11 head-to-head clashes and it has been rated buying money for old rope by many already – with sides’ great defensive displays of recent.
Santos FC vs Flamengo: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.10
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57