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São Paulo make the trip to Estádio do Maracanã on Sunday for the Serie A showdown with hosts Flamengo.
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Flamengo will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 4-1 Copa Libertadores success versus Defensa y Justicia.
Rogério Ceni's Flamengo have celebrated scoring 13 times over their preceding 6 outings. Conversely, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games stands at 5.
Coming into this fixture, Flamengo have not registered a win against São Paulo in their previous 7 league matches.
São Paulo will go into the match after a 1-3 Copa Libertadores win to beat Racing Club in their previous fixture.
During their six latest matches, Hernan Crespo's São Paulo have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 8 times thus yielding them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Analysis of their past results shows that São Paulo:
- are undefeated by Flamengo when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head results stretching back to 05/05/2019 tells us that these fixtures have not been happy ones for Flamengo. They’ve not been able to get themselves any wins at all whereas São Paulo have simply been better than them, running out winners in 67 per cent of those matches played.
A combined total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 4 from Fla and 12 created by Tricolor Paulista. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league match between these sides was Serie A match day 38 on 26/02/2021 when it finished São Paulo 2-1 Flamengo.
That time, São Paulo managed 36% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The scorers were Luciano Neves (45') and Pablo (58').
At the other end, Flamengo got 19 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Bruno Henrique (51') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Rodolpho Toski Marques.
Team News: Flamengo
Flamengo manager Rogério Ceni has zero fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match with a completely injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: São Paulo
São Paulo boss Hernan Crespo has to currently contend with reduced team options. Walce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Luciano (Muscle Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
When taking all factors into account, Flamengo should really create the chances to score more than once when they line up against São Paulo, who will not find it easy to get a goal of their own.
We reckon that it will be a fairly comfortable 2-0 win for Flamengo at the end of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Maracanã (78,838)
Captain: Diego Ribas da Cunha
Chairman: Rodolfo Landim
Manager: Rogério Ceni
Competitions: Serie A position 6, Copa do Brasil (Round of 16), Copa Libertadores (1/8-Finals)
🔑 Key Player: Gabriel Barbosa
Usually used in the Striker position, Gabriel Barbosa was born in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Santos in the 2013 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in this Série A 2021 campaign to date from a total of 1 appearances.