Sport Recife vs Fluminense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 22 July 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho, Recife.
Sport Recife suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat to the rock-bottomed Ceara as Serie A returned in action in mid-week. Will Claudinei Oliveira be able to lift the spirits just days later when Leao are set to take on mid-table rivals Fluminense at Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho.
The hosts really underperformed in the build-up play towards the final third in the clash against the league’s weakest defensive line on Wednesday. It was the second straight league tie which saw them fail to score and another failure here might well be a sign of crisis for them.
Speaking of crisis, that’s the exact description of Fluminense’s current state. The visitors’ form has seen a massive slide of late and they are sliding down the Serie A standings at an alarming rate as a result. Tricolor head into this with for defeats and two draws in last six league matches.
Sport Recife vs Fluminense: Head-to-head
The fans could be in for goals here if we are to judge by the most recent head to head trend.
Each of last four H2H game saw goals at both ends as well as three or more goals scored.
Flu lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into their 10th meeting with Leao.
Sport Recife were more successful in matches at Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho, winning 4, drawing 4 and losing 2 of 10 there.
Sport Recife vs Fluminense: Prediction
Claudinei Oliveira will fancy his team’s chances because of the fine form they’ve shown on the home ground so far in the season.
Sport Recife are undefeated in last 11 home games in all competitions and they won three and drew two of last five at home in Serie A.
Knowing they’ll be up against an out of form opposition who are still trying to find the grasp under the new manager Marcelo Oliveira, we have no other option but to back the home win at the odds of 2.00 here.
Flu took just one point in last five league games and it came only thanks to the 90-th minute leveller away at Vasco da Gama on Thursday evening.
Sport Recife vs Fluminense: Bet Tips
Sport Recife to win @ 2.00
Sport Recife Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.20.