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Fortaleza will be facing away side Flamengo at Estádio Governador Plácido Castelo in this Serie A game on Saturday.
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Fortaleza, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-2 Serie A success over Fluminense.
In that match, Fortaleza managed 46% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Fortaleza, the scorers were Marcelo Benevenuto (49') and Titi (60'). Fluminense got 8 shots on goal with 3 on target.
A common theme in more recent Fortaleza games is the number of nil scores.
From their prior 6 matches before this one, in 5 of them a wager on BTTS would have been a loser. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this game, though.
Pre-game facts show that Fortaleza:
- have not registered a win against Flamengo in their last 8 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
In their previous game, Flamengo drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Red Bull Bragantino.
In that game, Flamengo had 57% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Flamengo was Pedro (39'). On the other side, Red Bull Bragantino had 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Artur (59') was the scorer for Red Bull Bragantino.
A series of accomplished performances by the Flamengo defenders has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their past 6 fixtures combined. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 9.
Pre-game facts show that Flamengo:
- remain unbeaten by Fortaleza when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 7 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 17/09/2006 tells us that these encounters have not been good ones for Fortaleza. They have not managed to get any wins whatsoever while Flamengo have been too good for them, getting wins in 83 per cent of those ties.
A combined sum of 18 goals were produced between them in these games, with 6 for Fortaleza and 12 created by Fla. The average goals per game has been 3.
The previous league contest featuring the two was Serie A match day 6 on 23/06/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Flamengo 2-1 Fortaleza.
In that match, Flamengo managed 63% possession and 19 shots on goal with 7 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Bruno Henrique (21', 43').
At the other end, Fortaleza got 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. David (46') was the scorer.
The referee was Anderson Daronco.
Team News: Fortaleza
The Fortaleza boss Juan Vojvoda has no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game with a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Flamengo
Thanks to a mainly healthy group of players, there is only a single fitness issue for the Flamengo gaffer Renato Portaluppi to be concerned with. Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Muscle Injury) won’t be in action.
In our view, Fortaleza will really need to work well to break down this Flamengo lineup who should emerge victorious.
Therefore, we predict a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for Flamengo at the end of this one.
Let’s see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Governador Plácido Castelo (63,903)
Captain: Wellington Paulista
Chairman: Marcelo Paz
Manager: Juan Vojvoda
Competitions: Serie A position 5, Copa do Brasil (Semi-finals)
🔑 Star Player: David
Mostly used in the Left Wing position, David was born in Vitória, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Vitoria in the 2016 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in the Série A 2021 season to date from a total of 21 appearances.