Vasco vs Fluminense Preview and Predictions

Vasco da Gama vs Fluminense
Brazil Serie A
Date: Friday, 20 July 2018
Kick-Off at 00:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Vasco da Gama (Rio de Janeiro).

The derby match of the Brazilian Serie A 13th round is going to be contested between Vasco da Gama and Fluminense.

The hosts are having an average campaign as they are currently sitting on the 11th spot. They are not too far from challenging the top six, but also any bad run can push them down to the danger zone.

They have been in variable form lately as Yago Picachu and the lads celebrated two times in the last five rounds. Vasco da Gama are not too bad in the front, however they should be working on defensive positioning improvement.

The visitors are just a point behind their rivals, but they are in a terrible form. They lost four times in a row and slipped down to the 12th position.

Marcelo Oliveira should tighten up the defence as they have already conceded 17 goals. Fluminense are in a bad run when playing away from home as they managed to get back home undefeated just once from the last four outings.

Vasco vs Fluminense: Head-to-head

Vasco da Gama have been more successful in their recent head to head clashes as they celebrated three victories in the last four occasions. Interestingly, in their encounters the visiting team is winning frequently and since 2014 we’ve seen just two victories of the team playing in front of home fans.

Vasco vs Fluminense: Prediction

The hosts are in a bit better form, but Fluminense can search for their chance of snatching a positive result as well. As this clash is going to be very tight, it wouldn’t be surprising if it ends with a draw, which could please both teams.

Their head to head clashes are usually low scoring ones and this one shouldn’t be much different. We are not expecting to see more than two goals in this one although both sides have been involved in moderate scoring clashes lately.

Vasco vs Fluminense: Bet Tips

  • Draw @ 3.40
  • Under 2.5 FT @ 1.65.