Sport Recife vs Flamengo
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Thursday, 8th June 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho.
Sport Recife made a major upset by seeing off Gremio 4-3 in their last home fixture.
Can they repeat such a performance and shock yet another favourite in the fifth round of the competition this Wednesday when the Lions host Flamengo at Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho.
Vanderlei Luxemburgo will have a lot of work to do to fix the numerous holes at the back since the team conceded as many as eight goals in the opening three fixtures.
Luckily, the Brazilian manager has a predator in the final third in the like of Andre who bagged a hat-trick in the mentioned win over Gremio.
The Lions generally showed much better performances on the home pitch where they suffered only a single defeat in last 20 matches.
Ze Ricardo’s side sit at the 12th position after the opening four rounds in Serie A even though they are yet to suffer a defeat in the new season.
The Big Mengo have had a tricky schedule as they faced the likes of Atletico Mineiro, Atletico PR and Botafogo.
Sport Recife vs Flamengo: Head to head
Flamengo have been the much more successful side in head to head meetings since they only suffered three losses in 18 clashes with Sport Recife.
However, the Lions claimed the win in their previous meeting in Recife back in August last year when Edmilson made the difference netting the only goal of the game.
Sport Recife vs Flamengo: Prediction
Flamengo have more quality in their squad without doubts, but Sport Recife are very tough to beat when they play on the home patch.
The draw, however, seems to be the most likeable of the outcomes.
Sport Recife vs Flamengo: Bet Tips
The top bet will be a Double Chance on Sport Recife to Win or Draw – best odds are 1.50 at Bet365
Both Teams to Score is invariably the best alternate at 1.98.