Football-mad Brazil throws up another spectacular derby as Rio de Janeiro’s Fluminense take on city foes Flamengo – a rivalry that holds the world record attendance for a club game (over 175,000). Yet whilst that record-breaking game in 1963 ended goalless, there hasn’t been a 0-0 result in the last 18 H2Hs, with 12 of those meetings seeing both teams score.
Just three points from bottom, it’s been a poor Série A start for Fluminense (W2, L5). However fans have got their money’s worth, with a league-high average of 3.86 match goals per fixture, and both teams scoring in Fluminense’s last three competitive home games (W2, D1).
Being unbeaten in their last three at home could be seen as an advantage for Fluminense, but opponents Flamengo are not playing a traditional ‘away’ game here – they often play home matches at the Maracanã Stadium also. That could be advantageous for them as they’re winless away from home this SA season (D1, L2), but have actually won their last six competitive games at this venue.
With both teams scoring in six of Flamengo’s seven SA fixtures this season, as well as the last three H2Hs (W2, D1), goals do seem likely here. Furthermore, considering Flamengo were winning at half-time in three of their four league victories, there’s potential for first-half action.
Players to watch: Watford-bound wonderkid João Pedro (FLU) has eight goals in his last seven competitive games.
Bruno Henrique has scored Flamengo’s first goal in two of the three games he has netted in this SA campaign.
Stat attack: There’s been six penalties across Fluminense’s last five competitive matches.
Three of Flamengo’s last five competitive fixtures featured at least one goal after the 75th minute.
There’s been an average of ten yellow cards shown per fixture across the four H2Hs in 2019, along with three total red cards.
Head-to-head matches: FLUMINENSE – FLAMENGO RJ
06.04.19 CAM Flamengo RJ Fluminense 1 : 1
28.03.19 CAM Fluminense Flamengo RJ 1 : 2
24.03.19 CAM Flamengo RJ Fluminense 3 : 2
14.02.19 CAM Flamengo RJ Fluminense 0 : 1
13.10.18 SA Flamengo RJ Fluminense 3 : 0

FLUMINENSE – FLAMENGO RJ Betting tips we recommend:
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Selection odds: 1,46
Bookmaker: LS Bet

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