Flamengo RJ – Santos SOCCER PICKS
Flamengo and Santos meet at Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho (Maracanã), in a match for the 34 th round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 26-07-2018, the two teams tied ( 1-1). The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches. But the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 11-27-2016, for Serie A, which ended with Flamengo’s victory by (2-0). P. Guerrero (5 ‘) and Diego (87’) scored the goals of Flamengo. Attention to the home factor, since the Flamengo usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 60 points won, after 17 wins, 9 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against São Paulo, by (2-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Botafogo, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home league matches Flamengo has won 7, tied 1 and lost 2, for which they have won 22 points out of 30 possible. In their home games for the championship a score is often repeated at the end of the 90 ‘, the 2-0, which happened in 6 of its 16 games. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 13 of the last 16 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 33 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Flamengo is a club that was champion of the Serie A of the Brazilian Championship five times, being the last title expired in 2009, besides having three titles of the Brazilian Cup and a title of the Copa Libertadores, conquered in 1981. In the current season, the team has been doing a good campaign in the national championship, winning 60 of the 99 points played so far, thus being among the first classified and within the classification area for the Copa Libertadores. In the last five games that Flamengo played at home, for the national championship, four of them scored more than 1.5 goals. We believe that in this match Flamengo will be able to score goals again and favor another open match, with a good number of goals.
The away team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 46 points won, after 12 wins, 10 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Palmeiras, by (3-2). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Chapecoense, by (0-1). This is a team that usually shows similar results, at home and abroad, so it is not affected by the home team, as in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Santos won 13 points out of 30 possible, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (8 out of 16 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 33 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 15 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Santos is a club that has seven Serie A titles in the Brazilian Championship, being the most recent title conquered in 2004, as well as a title of the Brazilian Cup and three of the Copa Libertadores. In the current season, the team has been doing a very irregular campaign, winning only 46 of the 99 points so far played by the national competition, thus being one point behind the qualifying zone for the previous rounds of the Copa Libertadores and quite far of the leaders. In the last seven games that Santos played as a visitor for the Serie A of the Brazilian Championship, six of them scored more than 1.5 goals. We believe that in this match Santos will play a more open and with several goals, as his opponent has a fairly effective attack, as well as Santos.