Stadium: Maracana (Rio de Janeiro)
Fluminense will take on Atlético Goianiense in round 25 of the Brazilian Série A. The team from Rio is the clear favorite, and no one is likely to doubt the line.
Fluminense played in the Copa Libertadores this season, reaching the quarterfinals where they had a great chance to move up to the semifinals only to lose to Barcelona de Ecuador. It makes sense that Tricolor has big ambitions for this season and a desire to qualify for the Libertadores 2022, but for now, the Fluminense is only 9th in the Série A standings. It’s only 3 points behind Bragantino in 6th place, but there are a lot of competitors. Besides Bragantino, there are Athletico Paranaense, Internacional, and América. The current Flu shows quite average results, 2 wins in the last five games, and the home stats are 8th in the division: +5=4-3, 12-12 goal difference.
Atlético GO form
At the beginning of the season, the Dragon seemed to be an ambitious team, the name speaks for itself, after all. However, this spirit gradually disappeared, the defeats were commonplace, making the team a middling, as proven by the last match against Athletico Paranaense (0-2 at home). But before that, the Dragons sensationally defeated Fortaleza on the road, despite having had a five-game winless streak before that. Currently, Atlético GO is 11th in the standings, formally keeping their chances of making the final top-6. As to away stats, the team is 7th in the division, +5=2-4, 13-12 goal difference.
Injuries and suspensions
- Fluminense: Ganso, Hudson — not playing;
- Atlético GO: Freitas, Jonas Toró — questionable.
Expert Betting Tips
In the confrontation between Fluminense and Atlético GO, there’s a home advantage. At least, the last 4 head-to-head encounters saw the home team win. We believe that Tricolor has an excellent chance to get another home win. As for the details, we would not be surprised if the team from Rio win and miss a goal. The betting options are the following: W1 for 2.0, BTTS for 2.3, W1+BTTS for 5.2.