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The Série A match at Estádio do Maracanã on Thursday sees home team Fluminense play against Flamengo.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Fluminense v Flamengo are shown on this page - as well as up-to-date odds.
Fluminense will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 3-1 Série A loss in their previous game against São Paulo.
In that match, Fluminense managed 51% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Fluminense was Wellington Silva (40'). At the other end, São Paulo had 14 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Brenner (50'), Luciano Neves (54') and Vitor Bueno (90') scored for São Paulo.
Fluminense haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They’ve claimed a sum of 9 during that time while also conceding a total of 7.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Fluminense:
- haven't beaten Flamengo in their previous 7 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 9 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Flamengo come into this clash following a 2-1 Série A win with the downing of Fortaleza in their last fixture.
In that match, Flamengo managed 61% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For Flamengo, the goalscorers were Éverton Ribeiro (6') and Gabriel Barbosa (87'). For their opponents, Fortaleza got 4 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Juninho (14') scored for Fortaleza.
In their last six outings, Flamengo have amassed a total of 11 goals. Fla have also scored on each one of those occasions. Over that period, they’ve seen 6 goals scored by their opponents. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward here, of course.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Flamengo:
- haven't been beaten by Fluminense when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. A very good run of results for them.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 18/06/2017 shows that Fluminense have won 0 of them and Flamengo 3, with the tally of draws being 3.
A sum of 13 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 3 from Tricolor and 10 netted by Fla. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Série A match day 27 on 20/10/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Flamengo 2-0 Fluminense.
That time, Flamengo had 46% possession and 16 shots at goal with 7 on target. The goalscorers were Bruno Henrique (4') and Gerson (66').
For their opponents, Fluminense got 10 shots on goal with 4 on target.
The referee was Anderson Daronco.
Team News: Fluminense
Fluminense manager Odair Hellmann has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash thanks to a completely healthy group to choose from.
In all likelihood, Tricolor should use the 4-3-3 formation for the game featuring Marcos Felipe, Marcilio Nino Florencio, Egidio, Luccas Claro, Calegari, Yuri, Dodi Douglas Moreira, Michel Araújo, Nenê, Wellington Silva and Marcos Paulo.
Team News: Flamengo
Due to a completely healthy squad to pick from, Flamengo boss Domènec Torrent has no fitness worries whatsoever before this game.
It’s our belief that Fla could decide to begin the game with a 4-4-2 lineup, starting Gabriel Batista, Mauricio Isla, Rodrigo Caio, Léo Pereira, Filipe, Éverton Ribeiro, Willian Arao, Thiago Maia, Giorgian de Arrascaeta, Gabriel Barbosa and Pedro.
We’ve got the feeling that Fluminense will have their work cut out to register a score against this Flamengo outfit who we think will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
Our tip is therefore for a very competitive game with a 0-1 advantage for Flamengo at the end of the match.
There should be little in it.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Maracanã (78,838)
Captain: Frederico Fred
Chairman: Mário Bittencourt
Manager: Odair Hellmann
Competitions: Série A position 6, Copa do Brasil (Fourth Round)
🔑 Key Player: Nenê
Generally used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Nenê was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Santos in the 2003 season, the accomplished Midfielder has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Série A 2020 campaign to date in a total of 6 appearances.