Matchday 1 of 11
Flamengo vs Portuguesa RJ
Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the upcoming fixture of the Campeonato Carioca, the favourites Flamengo will take on Portuguesa RJ at the historic and evergreen Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Portuguesa RJ are yet to defeat Flamengo and settle the previous scores. The last time these two sides played against each other, Flamengo won 2-1, and from the four games played between the two sides, Flamengo has won three and tied a fixture. Going in the contest, Flamengo looks favourite and quite strong on paper.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Flamengo - Won Against Audax Rio EC (WLDLL)
Going in the game against Portuguesa RJ, Flamengo will be missing out Bruno Henrique, who is ruled out until mid of April due to a knee injury. In the previous game, Matheus Franca scored the only goal for his side and that too in the 56th minute of play. Apart from that, Flamengo is yet to deliver and start winning games in this league and will ultimately look forward to preparing for the Brazil Serie A competition. Coach, Victor Pereira is likely to play his full-strength squad and experiment with a few in-game changes.
Portuguesa RJ - Has an Average Track Record Previously (LDDLD)
Going in the contest, Portuguesa RJ will look to make the favourites uncomfortable and play for a reasonable draw. The last time when Portuguesa RJ was in action was against Corinthians, and they lost 2-0. For Portuguesa, coach Felipe Surian is yet to decide on the playing eleven and select players based on their previous stats. With Portuguesa RJ making its debut in the championship, pressure will be on the underdog side without any doubt.
Expert Betting Tips
With the likes of Santos, Varela, Thiago Maia, and Everton Ribeiro in the lineup, Flamengo will be the absolute favourite to win. The game total is expected to be under 2.5 goals as Portuguesa will have nerves in the opening game.
- Total Under 2.5 for 2.07
- Handiсap Flamengo (-1.5) for 1.66
- Correct Score 2-0 for 4.32