Flamengo vs Ponte Preta: Preview & Prediction
Flamengo and Ponte Preta will meet at 3:00 at night in a match to be played on Estadio Luso-Brasileiro. It will be the first game that Flamengo will play at home on this arena inaugurated on 2 June 2017 and has a total capacity of 22,000 seats. The Rio de Janeiro Club has made this decision amid uncertainties surrounding the use of the “Maracana” arena, with Estadio Luso-Brasileiro being the host of the “Rubro-Negro” group over the next 3 years.
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Zi Ricardo can not count on Trauco and Guerrero in the game, both of whom are still on the Peru national team.
Under these circumstances, Rene and Leandro Damiao will also be in this match in the bottom line, respectively in the offensive.
William Arao’s weaker evolutions may result in Colonel Cuellar being in the middle of the pitch.
This game can also mark the debut of Argentine midfielder Dario Conca.
Berrio, Donatti and Thiago Santos are still injured.
At 38, the former player of AS Roma in 2017-20132, Juan, will also be helped in this game, with the technical leadership taking the decision to rest him in the Fluminense derby at the end of this week.
The probable team: Thiago – Pará, Réver, Vaz, Renê – Márcio Araújo, Willian Arão – Diego, Vinicius Jr, Everton – Leandro Damião
“Macaques” have a surprising evolution this year 2017; Besides having reached the final in Paulista, Serie A is on the 5th place, surpassing more powerful teams such as Cruzeiro, Fluminense, Sao Paulo and even Flamengo.
Coach Gilson Kleina hopes the best way for his students to bring them the 3 points and wants them to show the same person in the game.
Emerson Sheik and Rodrigo will miss this match for medical reasons.
Elton was suspended in the previous round but today he should return to the closing, instead of Leo Artur.
The probable team: Aranha – Nino Paraíba, Marlon, Kadu, João Lucas – Elton, Naldo, Leo Arthur, Renato Cajá – Negueba, Lucca
Flamengo vs Ponte Preta: Direct Matches
In the three stages played this month, Flamengo has a 1: 3 goal, all four goals in these games being scored after the 55th minute.
If we look ahead, we see that the “rubro-negro” group has not even scored a game with a goal scored earlier in the 24th minute of the current championship.
The main marker of the last championship team, Peruvian Guerreiro will miss this match
Ponte Preta is in this season’s start a home team, getting 9 points out of 10 in front of his own fans.
On the move, the “macaques” scored only at Atletico Mineiro, both of Lucca’s success coming after the break.
Despite having taken 7 goals in the foreign games, the guests of this game managed to resist each time without a goal in the first 20 minutes.
Under these circumstances, I think there are good chances to have no goal in the first 20 minutes of the first game played by Flamengo on our own arena.
Flamengo vs Ponte Preta: Betting Tips
Flamengo win – Odds: 1.60
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.85