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The Serie A match at Estádio São Januário on Saturday sees home side Vasco da Gama playing against Fluminense.
All Vasco da Gama v Fluminense match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama enter this game after a 1-1 Serie A tied result vs Bahia.
In that game, Vasco da Gama managed 46% possession and 6 shots at goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Vasco da Gama was Pablo Vegetti (63'). Bahia got 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Ademir (45') was the scorer for Bahia.
Under three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Vasco da Gama have been participants. In terms of the goal split in this period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 6 and Vasco da Gama totted up 5.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Vasco da Gama:
- have not lost a league tie with Fluminense in their previous 2 matches.
- haven't won against Fluminense in their previous 4 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
Fluminense will go into this clash following a 1-0 Serie A win as they beat Fortaleza in their previous game.
In that game, Fluminense had 64% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fluminense was Diogo Barbosa (92'). Fortaleza got 20 shots at goal with 5 on target.
Over the course of their last 6 clashes, Fluminense have helped themselves to a total of 12 goals. Fluminense have also scored in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, they have had 6 goals go against them. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Fluminense:
- have not beaten Vasco da Gama when having played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are without a win away from home in their last 7 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 03/11/2018 tells us that Vasco da Gama have won 2 of them and Fluminense 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
A total of 11 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 6 for Vascão and 5 for Tricolor. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Serie A match day 4 on 07/05/2023 which ended up with the score at Fluminense 1-1 Vasco da Gama.
That day, Fluminense managed 79% possession and 23 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Their only player to score was Lima (55').
Vasco da Gama got 8 shots at goal with 1 on target. Pedro Raul (1') was the scorer.
The referee was Wilton Pereira Sampaio.
Team News: Vasco da Gama
Regarding absentees, there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Vasco da Gama manager Ramón Díaz to be concerned about due to a largely intact set of players. Patrick de Lucca (Ruptured knee ligament) is sidelined.
It seems likely that Vascão will probably go for a 4-3-3 formation for this one, utilising Léo Jardim, Robson Bambu, Maicon, Léo, Lucas Piton, Bruno Praxedes, Gary Medel, Paulinho Paula, Serginho, Pablo Vegetti and Gabriel Pec.
Team News: Fluminense
We reckon that Tricolor seem likely to elect for a 4-1-3-2 formation by sending out Fabio, Guga, Nino, Felipe Melo, Marcelo, André, Jhon Arias, Alexsander, Keno, John Kennedy and Germán Cano.
In our opinion, Vasco da Gama will have to play well to get anything against this Fluminense side who we think will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore anticipating a very even match with a 0-1 victory for Fluminense when all is said and done.
It should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Vasco da Gama
Stadium: Estádio São Januário (21,880)
Captain: Leonardo Léo
Chairman: Jorge Salgado
Manager: Ramón Díaz
Competitions: Serie A position 18
🔑 Key Man: Gabriel Pec
Typically playing in the Right Wing position, Gabriel Pec was born in Petrópolis, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Vasco da Gama in the 2019 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 3 league goals in this Série A 2023 campaign so far in a total of 20 appearances.