Group A Matchday 2 of 6
Flamengo vs Atletico Nublense
Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the upcoming fixture of the Copa Libertadores, Matchday 2, Flamengo will be hosting Nublense at the iconic Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. Both Flamengo and Nublense did not start positively in the international competition, which is why pressure is likely to extract the best from the two sides. Considering the poor recent form of Flamengo, Coach Jorge Sampaoli will be missing Giorgian De Arrascaeta and Filipe Luis. With no points for Flamengo and Nublense so far in the championship, the upcoming matchup will be a challenge for both teams. Continue reading to find out more about Flamengo's home fixture in the Libertadores.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Flamengo - Coming off a Win Against Coritiba (WLLLW)
Going in the matchup, Flamengo is coming off a fantastic win against Coritiba (3-0) in Brazil Serie A's opening fixture. Pressure will be on Flamengo as they were defeated by Maringa FC (2-0) in Copa do Brasil's first phase. Apart from the overall match form, Flamengo is carrying an unbeaten run of three wins in home matches. In the last two home matches played, Flamengo has scored 5 goals, averaging 2.5 goals per game. In the last five matches played across all competitions, Flamengo has scored 7 and conceded 8 goals. While preparing for the upcoming fixture, Flamengo will be looking to improve their goal-scoring momentum, as in the match against Aucas, Flamengo failed to establish themselves in the second half of play. With the presence of Franca, Ribeiro, and Barbosa in the lineup, Flamengo will be fancying its chances to win with supremacy against Nublense.
Expected Opening Lineup for Flamengo
Santos; Pablo, Rodrigo Caio, Filipe Luis; Wesley, Victor Hugo, Arturo Vidal, Marinho; Matheus França, Everton Ribeiro; Gabriel Barbosa.
Atletico Nublense - Has Lost Four of the Last Five Matches (LLWLL)
Going in the matchup, Atletico Nublense is coming off a defeat against Coquimbo Unido (1-3), in which Bayron Oyarzo scored the only goal for Atletico Nublense and Lorenzo Reyes was issued a red card suspension. For the upcoming continental tournament's second matchday, Atletico Nublense will look to compensate for its last home defeat against Racing Club (0-2). The struggle continues for the Chilean side in the local divisional points table as well. In the last five matches played, Atletico Nublense has scored 4 and conceded 9 goals, averaging 0.8 and 1.80 goals per game, respectively. Hence, Nublense's conceding average is quite high and will need reinforcements as the tournament progresses.
Expected Opening Lineup for Atletico Nublense
Nicola Perez; Bernardo Cerezo, Rafael Caroca, Nicolás Zalazar; Raimundo Rebolledo, Juan Leiva, Manuel Rivera, Giovanni Campusano; Lorenzo Reyes; Patricio Rubio, Bayron Oyarzo.
Expert Betting Tips
In the scheduled Libertadores contest, the home side will be starting as the favorite for winning and dominating the struggling Nublense in Maracanã. Nublense is facing issues in clicking together as a unit, which makes Flamengo the favorites without any doubt. With consistent home performances, Flamengo will be looking to score 2 or more goals and improve its standing in the current Libertadores points table. The final scoreline is expected to be 3-0 at full-time.
- Both Teams To Score - No for 1.49
- Marinho To Score A Goal At Any Time - Yes for 2.1
- Total Over 2.5 for 1.53