Ultimately, we’re expecting a very open game on Sunday and both sides are likely to go all out in search of the 3 points. Man for man, Flamengo are the stronger of the two on paper and will be looking to prove exactly that on the pitch but Fluminense don’t have it in their nature to sit back and defend and will be looking to give their local rivals a run for their money.
All things considered, backing both teams to score looks an excellent way to play as far as the betting is concerned and is exactly where our money is going. The last 3 meetings between the two have all seen goals at either end and with 5 of Flu’s last 7 outings overall having done the same, as well as 4 of Flamengo’s last 6 away games, it’s hard to see anything but a high scoring game, with a 2-2 draw on the cards.
The sides have already met 4 times this season in the Campeonato Carioca. The last two meetings were at the semi-final stage of said competition and saw Flamengo beat Fluminense 3-2 on aggregate. The last 3 meetings between the two have seen goals at both ends.
Atletico Mineiro arrive in great spirits after getting the better of Santos and will be looking for a repeat outcome once again on Sunday. Galo had been in poor condition earlier on in the year, crashing out of the Copa Libertadores at the group stage but boss Rodrigo Santana has done a good job since coming in and has the team looking a slick unit.
Indeed, Atletico are currently 2nd in the league with 15 points from 7 matches and Santana is getting the best out of what is undoubtedly a talented set of players. Having now won 4 of their last 6 matches, the visitors won’t be approaching this game in apprehensive state and will be targeting all 3 points.
another exciting game between the two after their action packed affair just days ago. Santos will likely play in a very aggressive manner on home soil but Atletico have already shown they have the ability to hurt them on the counter and cannot be taken lightly.
All things considered, backing both teams to score looks a great way to play as far as the betting is concerned and is exactly where our money is going. 4 of the last 5 meetings between the two have seen goals at either end and that’s a streak we envisage continuing here, with a 2-1 home victory on the cards.