Campeonato Carioca Serie A
Semi-final Leg 2 of 2
Vasco da Gama RJ vs Flamengo RJ
Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the upcoming fixture of the Campeonato Carioca Serie A, Semi-final leg 2, Vasco da Gama will compete with Flamengo at the iconic Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Going in the matchup, Vasco da Gama is coming off a big blow, as it lost to Club ABC in Copa do Brasil’s second round. Now, moving forward, Vasco da Gama will look to play aggressively at home and continue from where they left off against Flamengo. After a break of six calendar days, the two teams have switched sides and will be playing against each other for a seat in the final of the Campionato Carioca Serie A.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Vasco da Gama - Looking to Forget the Defeat in Copa do Brasil (LWWWW)
Vasco da Gama will be looking at the big picture tomorrow, as they prepare for playing at home. Coming very close to equalizing the scoreline against Flamengo in the previous meeting, Vasco da Gama will look to maximize and score early in the fixture. In the leg 1 outing, Gabriel Pec started off the proceedings, scoring the very first goal in the 11th minute of play. Next, Alex Teixeira managed to pull off a blinder, leveling the scoreline 2-2 in the 59th minute of play. With the likes of Teixeira, Raul, and Pec leading the formation attack, Vasco da Gama will look to earn momentum early in the match and pressurize Flamengo in making a mistake. If Vasco da Gama manages to strike a goal or two early in the game, it will be difficult for the opposition to make a reasonable comeback.
Flamengo - Playing with Well-Rested and Relaxed Players (WLLDW)
As Vasco da Gama went through a shocking defeat in Copa do Brasil, Flamengo is also processing the defeat against Independiente del Valle in Recopa Sudamericana. For Flamengo in the last outing, Pedro Raul, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, and Fabricio Bruno were spot on, contributing and striking on the day when it was most required. The fire-power of Flamengo will be prepared for the upcoming challenge as well and will be looking to build on the lead they earned in the last leg. Flamengo might move in with the same formation and a clear mindset of defending early on. Though Flamengo has lost a couple of matches in the last 5 played, it still stands as an away favorite for winning and excelling in the final of Carioca Serie A.
Expert Betting Tips
Without any doubt, Flamengo has remained the most successful team in the history of the Brazilian Football Cup, winning 37 Campeonato Carioca titles. Irrespective of the current match-form of the two teams, I am backing Flamengo to win over Vasco in Marcana. The game total is expected to be over 2.5 goals and both sides to score.
- Flamengo to Win for 1.77
- Goals Over 2.5 for 1.80
- Both Teams to Score - Yes for 1.72