Vitoria – Flamengo RJ : Preview & Prediction
Vitoria and Flamengo play at the Manoel Barradas Stadium in a 38th round match of the Brasileirão Serie A. In the last match between these teams in this competition, on 06-08-2017, Vitória won away by (0-2). The history of direct confrontations played at this stadium favors the visiting team, who in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. Actually, in the last match in this stadium, in a match for Brasileirão Série A on 10-09-2016, Flamengo only managed to win, for (1-2). The goals of the match were scored by Ze Love (22 ‘) for Vitória and Fernandinho (44’) and Gabriel (60 ‘) for Flamengo. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
Analysis of Victory
After 11 wins, 10 draws and 16 losses, the home team is in 15th place, having won 43 points. In the last match, he won the Ponte Preta away by (2-3), after in the previous game having drawn at home in a game against Cruzeiro, for (1-1). This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 matches it has recorded 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 22 conceded, against 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 defeats at home, with 19 goals scored and 27 conceded. For the championship, Vitoria won 9 points out of 30 after 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in their last 10 games at their stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded at least one goal in each of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches in this competition . In 37 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 17 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Vitória arrives in this final round in search of permanence in Serie A, needing the 3 points to not depend on other results. The big problem of the unsatisfactory campaign has been the defensive fragility, since it is the second most leaked defense of the national with 52 conceded goals, but on the other hand, the attack marks with regularity, being the fourth most positive with 49 goals scored. Playing at home, such as Sunday’s clash, Vitória has the worst advantage of the league with only 26% of the points won and it is worth mentioning that it is the team that suffered the most goals as the principal. For the game against Flamengo, coach Vágner Mancini will not be able to count on defender Wallace Reis, side Geferson and striker Trellez, who scored 2 goals in the final round because of suspensions.
Analysis of Flamengo
After 14 wins, 11 draws and 12 losses, the visiting team is in 6th place, having won 53 points. In the last match, he lost to Santos at home (1-2), having won 3-0 at home in a game against Corinthians. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last game he played for the South American Bridgestone Cup, he beat Junior Barranquilla by (0-2). His last away game for this competition ended with a 1-0 loss to Coritiba. In the last 10 games away from the championship, Flamengo recorded 1 win, 1 draw and 8 losses, having won 4 points out of 30. In his league games as a visitor, the most frequent result at half-time was 0-0 (10 out of 18 matches). In their away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 14 of their last 18 games by the competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 37 games in this competition, he never managed to get back on the board in the 15 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 18 away games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: scored 6 of his 15 goals between minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Flamengo arrives at this last game of the national in search of the 3 points to be guaranteed in the Copa Libertadores next season, and comes motivated after winning a spot in the final of the South American Cup on Thursday. The team is characterized by a just reasonable attack that has scored 47 goals, being the eighth most positive of the league, while the defense suffered 37 goals, the fourth being less leaked. Playing away from home, such as this Sunday’s match, Flamengo have the fifth worst performance of Serie A and it is worth mentioning that they lost 8 of the last 9 games away from their domains. For the match against Vitória, coach Reinaldo Rueda will not be able to count on defender Réver, suspended and goalkeeper Cesar should take the position of goalkeeper in place of Muralha.
Vitoria – Flamengo RJ : Betting Tips
Vitoria – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70