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The Serie A game at Estádio do Maracanã on Sunday will see home side Fluminense play opponents São Paulo.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Fluminense v São Paulo can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Fluminense, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 1-2 Serie A success versus Chapecoense.
In that game, Fluminense had 46% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. For Fluminense, the goals were scored by Raúl Bobadilla (10') and Luiz Henrique (18'). For their opponents, Chapecoense got 11 shots on goal with 3 on target. Pedro Perotti (61') scored for Chapecoense.
Fluminense haven’t had any problems with scoring, netting in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve managed to rack up 8 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 6.
Leading up to this clash, Fluminense:
- have not registered a win against São Paulo in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, São Paulo drew 1-1 in the Serie A tie with Juventude.
In that game, São Paulo managed 62% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for São Paulo was Reinaldo (85'). At the other end, Juventude got 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Ricardo Bueno (91') scored for Juventude.
The stats tell the story, and São Paulo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in total. Defensively, São Paulo have seen their frailties exposed. We shall soon find out if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Their prior results show that São Paulo:
- remain unbeaten by Fluminense when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 02/09/2018 tells us that Fluminense have won 1 of these games and São Paulo 3, with the number of drawn results being 2.
A combined sum of 14 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 6 for Tricolor and 8 for Tricolor Paulista. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 1 on 30/05/2021 when it ended São Paulo 0-0 Fluminense.
In that game, São Paulo managed 71% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
Fluminense got 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
The referee was Rodolpho Toski Marques.
Team News: Fluminense
The Fluminense manager Marco Marcão will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game with a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: São Paulo
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group of players, there’s only the sole fitness worry for the São Paulo gaffer Hernan Crespo to contend with. Walce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
We feel that São Paulo and Fluminense could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. That’s why we have predicted a very close game with a 1-1 score at the conclusion of the game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Maracanã (78,838)
Captain: Frederico Fred
Chairman: Mário Bittencourt
Manager: Marco Marcão
Competitions: Serie A position 12, Copa do Brasil (Quarter-finals)
🔑 Star Player: Caio Paulista
Customarily played in the Right Wing position, Caio Paulista was born in Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Avaí in the 2019 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 2 league goals in this Série A 2021 season to date from a total of 9 appearances.