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Flamengo will arrive at Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo on Friday for the Serie A meeting with hosts São Paulo.
All São Paulo v Flamengo game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (plus the best game odds).
São Paulo will be looking for an improved result here after a 1-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Botafogo.
In that game, São Paulo had 53% possession and 7 shots on goal with 1 on target. Botafogo got 19 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Matheus Babi (58') was the scorer for Botafogo.
It has been all too rare in recent times where São Paulo have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Tricolor Paulista have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 7 goals on the way. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, of course.
Looking at their past form shows that São Paulo:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Flamengo in their previous 6 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 5 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Flamengo will come into the match following on from a 2-1 Serie A win to beat Internacional in their previous game.
In that match, Flamengo had 59% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Flamengo, the goals were scored by Giorgian De Arrascaeta (29') and Gabriel Barbosa (63'). On the other side, Internacional had 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Edenílson (12') scored for Internacional.
Over the course of their previous six clashes, Flamengo have helped themselves to the sum of 14 goals. Fla have also scored in every single one of those games. In that time, they’ve seen 5 goals scored by their opponents.
Their past results show that Flamengo:
- have not beaten São Paulo in games played away from home for the previous 8 matches in the league. Very poor away form.
- haven't been beaten by São Paulo in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 04/11/2018 shows us that São Paulo have won 3 of them and Flamengo 0, with the number of draws being 3.
A total of 17 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 12 of them for Tricolor Paulista and 5 created by Fla. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
Team News: São Paulo
Gonzalo Carneiro (Hip problems) and Walce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not available for São Paulo manager Fernando Diniz. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Léo and Reinaldo.
Team News: Flamengo
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group, there’s just the lone fitness problem for the Flamengo manager Rogério Ceni to be concerned with. Thiago Maia (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
We believe that São Paulo might need a bit of good fortune to register a score against this Flamengo side who we reckon should emerge victorious.
Our tip is therefore for a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 advantage for Flamengo when the referee blows for full-time.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo (67,428)
Captain: Anderson Hernanes
Chairman: Carlos Augusto de Barros e Silva
Manager: Fernando Diniz
Competitions: Serie A position 3
🔑 Star Player: Luciano Neves
Mostly played in the Striker position, Luciano Neves was born in Anápolis, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Atlético Goianiense in the 2012 season, the talented Forward has netted 17 league goals in the Série A 2020 season so far in 30 appearances.