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Sport Recife journey to Estádio do Maracanã on Saturday for the Serie A clash with hosts Fluminense.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Fluminense v Sport Recife can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Fluminense won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 5-0 Serie A losing effort in their last game against Corinthians.
In that game, Fluminense had 43% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Corinthians had 19 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Jô (26'), Juan Cazares (56'), Fágner (62'), Mateus Vital (67') and Luan (90') scored for Corinthians.
Matches involving Fluminense have usually been exciting affairs lately with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past 6 clashes, a grand total of 20 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 8 of them being chalked up by Tricolor.
Going into this one, Fluminense are winless against Sport Recife in their last 2 matches in the league.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Palmeiras in Serie A competition, Sport Recife will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Sport Recife managed 58% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. On the other side, Palmeiras got 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. Willian (27') scored for Palmeiras.
A succession of dependable performances from the Sport Recife defenders has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their last 6 clashes combined. During the same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 3. While that may be of interest, we must now wait to see if the trend will be replicated here in this game or not.
Leading up to this clash, Sport Recife:
- haven't been defeated by Fluminense when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 7 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 01/10/2016, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Fluminense winning 2 of those games, Sport Recife 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
A sum of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 8 from Tricolor and 7 netted by Leão da Ilha. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Serie A match day 11 on 20/09/2020 when it finished Sport Recife 1-0 Fluminense.
That day, Sport Recife managed 26% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Hernane Brocador (13').
Fluminense had 18 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
The referee was Leandro Vuaden.
Team News: Fluminense
Fluminense boss Marco Marcão does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game owing to a completely healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Sport Recife
Owing to a fully healthy group ready to go, Sport Recife boss Jair Ventura does not have any fitness concerns at all before this match.
Our thinking is that Fluminense will likely score a couple of goals when they play Sport Recife, who won’t find it easy scoring.
We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 2-0 win for Fluminense by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Maracanã (78,838)
Captain: Frederico Fred
Chairman: Mário Bittencourt
Manager: Marco Marcão
Competitions: Serie A position 7
🔑 Key Man: Nenê
Typically taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Nenê was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Santos in the 2003 season, the accomplished Midfielder has netted 8 league goals in the Série A 2020 season to date from a total of 21 appearances.