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The Serie A fixture at Estádio do Maracanã on Wednesday will see home side Flamengo take on Juventude.
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Flamengo will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-3 Serie A triumph vs Fortaleza.
In that match, Flamengo managed 60% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Flamengo, the goalscorers were Pedro (60') and Michael (64', 67'). For their opponents, Fortaleza had 6 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
Their more recent scorelines show that much respect should be given to the Flamengo defence. Flamengo have kept it tight, with the tally of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their last six matches standing at 2.
Going into this contest, Flamengo have not registered a win against Juventude in their last 2 league games.
In their previous game, Juventude drew 1-1 in the Serie A tie with América Mineiro.
In that game, Juventude managed 58% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Juventude was Dawhan (44'). On the other side, América Mineiro had 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Juninho (11') was the scorer for América Mineiro.
The numbers tell their own story, and Juventude have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 9 goals in total. In defence, Juventude have been far from perfect. We shall soon see if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Looking at their past form shows that Juventude:
- have not emerged victorious against Flamengo in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 26/10/2005, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Flamengo winning 2 of those games, Juventude 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
A combined total of 18 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 11 of them from Fla and 7 belonging to Juve. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Serie A match day 7 on 27/06/2021 which ended up with the score at Juventude 1-0 Flamengo.
In that game, Juventude had 35% possession and 8 shots on goal with 4 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Matheus Peixoto (25').
At the other end, Flamengo got 13 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Thiago Luis Scarascati.
Team News: Flamengo
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Flamengo manager Renato Portaluppi to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group. Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Muscle Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Juventude
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Juventude manager Marquinhos Santos doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
Our feeling is that Flamengo should really get the win and a possible clean sheet when they play Juventude, who may well struggle to score.
We’re therefore anticipating a decent 2-0 victory for Flamengo come full-time.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Maracanã (78,838)
Captain: Diego Ribas da Cunha
Chairman: Rodolfo Landim
Manager: Renato Portaluppi
Competitions: Serie A position 2, Copa do Brasil (Semi-finals), Copa Libertadores (Final)
🔑 Key Player: Gabriel Barbosa
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Gabriel Barbosa was born in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Santos in the 2013 season, the dangerous Forward has got 6 league goals in this Série A 2021 season so far coming from a total of 8 appearances.