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Fluminense make the trip to Estádio Urbano Caldeira on Sunday for the Serie A showdown with home side Santos.
Our Santos v Fluminense tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (including the best match odds).
Santos are hoping to win again following a 1-0 Serie A success vs Corinthians.
In that match, Santos managed 48% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Santos was Marcos Leonardo (55'). Corinthians got 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
Under three goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Santos have taken part. Breaking down the goal attribution from this period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 7 while Peixe totted up 7. Still, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern shall be sustained in this upcoming game.
Ahead of this meeting, Santos have not emerged victorious against Fluminense in their previous 2 league games.
Fluminense go into this encounter following a 1-3 Serie A win in the defeat of Ceará in their most recent game.
In that match, Fluminense had 49% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Fluminense, the goals were scored by John Kennedy Batista de Souza (45'), Matheus Pato (59') and Samuel (88'). At the other end, Ceará got 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Vinícius Goes (78') scored for Ceará.
A succession of accomplished showings from the Fluminense defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their previous 6 outings in total. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 12.
Leading up to this clash, Fluminense:
- have not beaten Santos when having played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 14/08/2017 tells us that Santos have won 3 of these and Fluminense 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
A sum of 13 goals were scored between them in these games, with 8 of them for Peixe and 5 being from Tricolor. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 18 on 25/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Fluminense 3-1 Santos.
In that game, Fluminense managed 47% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The scorers were Luccas Claro (29'), Nino (56') and Marcos Paulo (93').
Santos had 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Marinho (36') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Anderson Daronco.
Team News: Santos
Raniel (Unknown Injury) and Carlos Sánchez (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Santos boss Alexi Cuca.
Team News: Fluminense
Due to a fully injury-free group available to select from, Fluminense manager Marco Marcão has zero fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
We’re of the view that Fluminense will surely be able to find the back of the net against this Santos outfit, however it may not quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re going for a 2-1 advantage for Santos at full-time. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Urbano Caldeira (16,068)
Captain: Alison Lopes Ferreira
Chairman: José Carlos Peres
Manager: Alexi Cuca
Competitions: Serie A position 9, Copa Libertadores (Final)
⭐ Key Man: Kaio Jorge
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Kaio Jorge was born in Olinda, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Santos in the 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 4 league goals in the Série A 2020 campaign so far from a total of 28 appearances.