There are some great games to look forward to in the Brazilian Serie A this week and arguably the best is the meeting between Fluminense and Flamengo. Fluminense start the week in 9th place, with 14 points from their 9 games played. A win in this massive game could see them move into the top four. On the other hand, a defeat could see them slide down the table to 13th place.
Flamengo are the current leaders of the Brazilian Serie A with 20 points from their 9 games. They sit 3 points clear of second place Sao Paulo and have a game in hand. A win in this match could see them open a 6 point gap at the top.
Fluminense come into this game on the back of a poor defeat at 19th place Parana Clube. This was a match Fluminense were expected to win and their goal was a late consolation having gone 2-0 behind in the match.
That result means it is now 2 games without a win in Serie A for Fluminense following a 0-0 draw at Gremio. However, Fluminense won their previous 2 matches, both of which were at home, defeating Atletico PR and Chapecoense 2-0 and 3-1 respectively.
Fluminense have been in good form at home and have remained undefeated in their last 5 games in all competitions. They have lost just one of their last 10 on home soil and have won 4 of their last 5, conceding only 2 goals in the process. However, this match has been moved to the Estádio Nacional de Brasília, which is bad news for the home side.
Flamengo continued their good start to the Brazilian Serie A season with a 1-0 home win over Corinthians last time out. This was their third straight win in Serie A and followed victories over Atletico Mineiro away and Bahia at home.
Flamengo have lost only one of their last 15 matches in all competitions and have won 6 of their 9 Serie A games this season, along with 2 draws. The only defeat this campaign has come at Chapecoense, which was a 3-2 loss on the 13th May.
Away from home, Flamengo have been tough to beat and the defeat at Chapecoense is their only loss in their last 9 away competitive matches in all competitions. Flamengo have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 away games.
Pablo Dyego, Gum and Marcos Junior have resumed training and should be fit to play for Fluminense. However, Pedro, Ayrton Lucas and Marquinhos Calazans all remain on the treatment table.
Flamengo have several players on the injury list ahead of this match including centre backs Rever and Juan, right back Para and forwards Orlando Berrio and Geuvanio.
Top Fluminense vs Flamengo Betting Tips
If Fluminense were playing at their home ground, they would have had a better chance of winning this game. However, having surrendered the home advantage, Flamengo must be considered favourite to take maximum points at 3/4 with Ladbrokes.
Flamengo have been in excellent defensive form recently and will be aiming to secure yet another clean sheet in this game. You can get 6/4 with William Hill for Flamengo to win the match to nil.
While Flamengo have been doing well at the back, they have scored just once in their last two away matches. Flamengo to win 1-0 is 9/2 at William Hill.