Sport Recife vs Flamengo
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho (Recife).
Sport Recife extended their unbeaten run to five Serie A games on Wednesday when they played a goalless draw to fellow strugglers Vitoria on the home patch. Leao da Ilha thus still have to work hard to save the top flight status being lock on points with Ceara who are in the danger area coming into Matchday No 35.
The hosts have a very tough home clash against the third-placed Flamengo on Sunday. Can they keep the good form going and at least stay undefeated against one of league’s heavyweights?
The visitors ended their run of three straight matches without a win in mid-week’s round. They saw off Santos 1-0 at Maracana thanks to a second-half goals from Henrique Dourado. Table-toppers Palmeiras are seven points away, but Flamengo are looking good in the battle for the top-four finish being four points clear off Gremio In fourth with just four games left to play.
Sport Recife vs Flamengo: Head-to-head
Urubu lead the head to head tie by 7 wins coming into their 22nd encounter with Sport Recife.
They eased past Leao da Ilha in last two meetings netting six goals in the process (2-0 and 4-1, but both at home).
Sport did pick up two straight clean sheet wins in past two home matches against Flamengo.
Sport Recife vs Flamengo: Prediction
Flamengo’s form has seen ups and downs over the course of the season. After all, they were winless in last three league games before beating Santos on Thursday. They have more quality in their ranks compared to Leao da Ilha, but we just can’t ignore the fact Sport Recife won three and drew two of last five league matches.
Furthermore, Milton Mendes’ men are desperate for points here being down in the danger area. This is why we will skip the away win bet and go for Sport Recife not to lose at 1.80 instead.
Sport Recife vs Flamengo: Bet Tips
Sport Recife or Draw @ 1.80 (4/7)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.65 (13/20).