Seventh-placed Flamengo are still right in the hunt for a Brasileiro Série A play-off place and a win over city rivals Fluminense this week could move them into the league’s all-important top six. Reinaldo Rueda has seen his side win just once in four prior to our Flamengo vs Fluminense preview however and results particularly away from home will have to improve.
The Mengão have won just three on the road this season, including no victories in seven on their travels. Fortunately for them, they return to action at the Estádio Luso Brasileiro for today’s Flamengo vs Fluminense betting tips, where they take the points more often than not. Rueda’s rubro-negro have been beaten just twice in a whopping twenty-six matches in front of their passionate supporters. They haven’t conceded a goal in three of their last four on their own patch.
The away team are finding it difficult to redress their losing streak – it’s now four straight defeats for Abel Braga’s squad. The Tricolor haven’t won a domestic match since the end of September when they beat Atlético Mineiro 2-1. That’s six fixtures without a win. They had lost just four from fifteen during a largely positive June and July, but their fortunes have taken a downward turn since. You can get football odds as long as 6/1 for Braga’s players to pull an unexpected victory out of the bag on Thursday, but they are priced at that range for good reason.
The rubro-negro’s immense record at their home stadium makes them the team to tip in our Flamengo vs Fluminense bets. Teams rarely leave the Estádio Luso Brasileiro with any points and with Thursday’s latest visitor’s record of three victories from thirteen away matches, the smart money backs the home team to come out on top.
The Mengão have won two their last three games against their Rio de Janeiro rivals and they are undefeated in six against them overall – that gives them an edge in terms of confidence heading into this latest Fla-Flu derby. Paulo Guerrero, Everton Ribeiro and Real Madrid bound Vinicius Junior are all expected to play important parts on Thursday. Guerrero has already scored twice against Fluminense in 2017. Bet-at-home offer the most lucrative odds for our free expert pick, so we recommend you place your bet with them.
The history books provide plenty of evidence to support the final entry in today’s Flamengo vs Fluminense predictions and free football tips. In six of the last seven derby battles between the clubs from Rio, both teams managed to get themselves on the scoreboard. Stretching further back we can see that in nine of the last eleven Fla-Flu derbies, both sides competing scored.
The away defence has kept the opposition out just once in nine and even though they have won only one game during that period, they still registered at least a goal in five of the fixtures. The record books show that four of the past nine clashes between the Rio residents have finished 2-1 and that score would do nicely to bring this bet in for us on Thursday. You can grab the best odds for both teams to score with Betfair, who beat their competition for value.