Round of 16 - Second leg
Flamengo vs Fluminense
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the upcoming match of Copa do Brasil, Round of 16 - Second leg, Flamengo will face Fluminense at Maracanã Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Brazil’s Serie A, Flamengo is 7th, and Fluminense is one position behind in 8th, with the same 13 points. In Copa do Brasil, they drew in the first match 0-0 at Maracanã. Who wins in the second match will advance, and those who lose will be eliminated. Flamengo comes from a draw in Brazil Serie A against Cruzeiro, as the home side, 1-1; and Fluminense lost for Corinthians, as the away side, 2-0.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Flamengo comes from an exemplary sequence of six games without a loss, although the team hasn’t played very well and is trying to get better. Against Fluminense, Flamengo needs a victory to stop the pressure of the fans and starts to convince. The head coach Jorge Sampaoli keeps changing the team game after game to find a solution. Flamengo played 35 matches this season, with 18 victories, 6 draws, and 11 defeats. The team scored 65 goals and took 41.
EXPECTED OPENING LINEUP FOR FLAMENGO
Matheus Cunha, Fabrício Bruno, Léo Pereira, David Luiz, Ayrton Luccas, Erick Pulgar, Thiago Maia, Matheus França, Gerson, Gabriel, Pedro.
Fluminense has the worse sequence in the season at this point and needs to win desperately. The team has four games, not a singular winning, with 1 draw and 3 defeats. Against Flamengo, Fluminense tries to return with the excellent performance of the last month. A victory against the local rival Flamengo, not only will qualify Fluminense in Copa do Brasil, but also will decrease the pressure on the squad. Fluminense played 30 matches this season, with 19 victories, 3 draws, and 8 defeats. Fluminense scored 59 goals and took 20.
EXPECTED OPENING LINEUP FOR FLUMINENSE
Fábio, Samuel Xavier, Nino, Manoel, Marcelo, André, Martinelli, Ganso, Lima, Arias, Cano.
EXPERT BETTING TIPS
Flamengo and Fluminense will be a very close match with two teams that needs to prove themselves. Who wins, qualifies for Copa do Brasil and add to this eliminates the rival. Both teams come from awful matches, but Flamengo has won the games. It’s going to be a decisive match, so both teams should be more offensive to try the victory. If no one wins, the dispute will be decided on the penalties.