Flamengo vs Sao Paulo Betting Tip 19/07/18

Flamengo vs Sao Paulo Betting Tip

Statistics, predictions and bet tips with highest odds for the Serie A Match Flamengo vs Sao Paulo. Sounds analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance by football experts.

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Flamengo vs Sao Paulo | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

There are many fixtures to look forward to in the Brazilian Serie A this week but the standout match is between Flamengo and Sao Paulo.  The game will take place on Thursday at the Estadio Luso-Brasileiro, in Rio de Janeiro.

Flamengo come into this week sitting top of Serie A with 27 points from 12 games played.  They are 4 points clear of second place Atletico Mineiro.

Sao Paulo start the match in third place, on 23 points and they are 4 points off the hosts.  A win for Sao Paulo in this game would see them close the gap to just 1 point and possibly bring other teams back into the title race.

Flamengo Form

The Brazilian Serie A took a break for the Word Cup and Flamengo will be itching to get back in action having started the season strongly.

They have won 5 and drawn one of their last 6 Serie A matches and have lost just one of their 12 league games this season.  Defensively they have been very good and only Gremio have conceded fewer goals in the league this season.

Flamengo have played 6 games at home, winning 5 and drawing one.  There have been four 2-0 wins and Flamengo have conceded just one goal at home in the league this season.

Sao Paulo Form

Sao Paulo finished strongly before the break for the World Cup and won two and drawn one of their last 3 league games.  Having lost at Palmeiras at the beginning of June and been held to a 0-0 draw at home with Internacional, Sao Paulo responded with two wins ahead of the World Cup break.

There were victories over Atletico PR away and Vitoria at home but Flamengo are sure to provide a greater test than either of those two teams.

Many of Sao Paulo’s best results have come at home and they have won only 2 of their last 10 away matches in all competitions.  While they have scored in each of their last 5 away league games, Sao Paulo have kept just a single clean sheet.

Head to Head

Flamengo have disciplinary problems ahead of this game and Gustavo Cuellar, Jonas and Henrique Dourado will all miss the match due to suspension.  Vinicius Junior has finally left the club to join Real Madrid.

Sao Paulo’s players are well rested having not played a game during the World Cup.  They have no suspension concerns and every player is available, including top scorer Nene, who has 6 goals to his name this season.

Flamengo vs Sao Paulo Betting Tip: Flamengo to win

Sao Paulo have done well this season and remain in contention at the top ahead of this game but will struggle to defeat a very strong Flamengo team on their own pitch.  Flamengo are the favourites to win, priced at 4/5 with William Hill.

Flamengo have been good defensively when playing at home but Sao Paulo have shown an eye for goal in their most recent away games.  Flamengo to win and both teams to score is 15/4 at Ladbrokes.

Nene has 6 league goals to his name this season, all of which have come in the last 5 games.  The Sao Paulo striker has scored the first goal of the game three times and can be backed at 9/4 to open the scoring with William Hill.

Betting tip: Flamengo to win
4/5 (at William Hill)

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