Corinthians vs Flamengo
Competition: Brazil Serie A
Date: 21 July 2019
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
Corinthians beat CSA 1-0 at home last weekend, a game for which the tip here was the Sao Paulo team’s victory combined with “under 2.5 goals”, at 2.35. Vagner Love scored the only goal of the match in the 78th minute. You can tell Corinthians found things difficult… Before Saturday’s matches they were 8th in the table, on 15 points, but, be reminded, they have the game against Goiás in hand. If they had played and won that, they would be as high as 5th in the table. Bad news for Fábio Carille is that he lost defensive midfielder Ralf for at least a month. The 35-year-old needs to take it easy with a muscle problem, and if he tries to return early, he could get in even more serious trouble. Corinthians have a Copa Sudamericana game coming up, but it’s on Thursday, not earlier, and at home. They should start with Cássio, Fagner, Manoel, Gil, Danilo Avelar, Gabriel, Júnior Urso, Pedrinho, Sornoza, Clayson and Vagner Love.
What a disappointment… After drawing 1-1 in Curitiba in the first leg of their Copa do Brasil quarterfinal tie, Flamengo destroyed Goiás 6-1 at home in the Serie A, looking… scary. Midweek they hosted Athletico Paranaense in the return leg of their Copa do Brasil tie, they sold almost 65,000 tickets, the biggest crowd in Brazil this season, those inside Maracana were more than 70,000 (many have the right to enter for free, legally), the atmosphere was perfect for Flamengo’s players, but… 1-1, final score, so they had to go to penalties, and there… wow… Three of the four they took were a joke, and despite Diego Alves’ good job, they lost, got eliminated. Fla are traveling to Guayaquil straight from Sao Paulo, as they are visiting Emelec in a few days, in a Copa Libertadores match. Jorge Jesus avoided giving hints regarding his starting lineup, but Giorgian de Arrascaeta is definitely out, injured, as well as Bruno Henrique.
Previous five matches:
Corinthians vs CSA 1-0
Santos vs Corinthians 1-0
Cruzeiro vs Corinthians 0-0
Flamengo vs Corinthians 1-0
Deportivo Lara vs Corinthians 0-2
Flamengo vs Athletico Paranaense 1-1
Flamengo vs Goias 6-1
Athletico Paranaense vs Flamengo 1-1
Flamengo vs Madureira 3-1
CSA vs Flamengo 0-2
Corinthians’ next game is on Thursday, again at home, versus Wanderers (Copa Sudamericana). Flamengo are visiting Emelec on Wednesday (Copa Libertadores).
Corinthians vs Flamengo: Head to head Stats
Two wins for Corinthians, one for Fla, and two draws, in the last five games between these two in Sao Paulo.
Corinthians vs Flamengo: Prediction
Corinthians are given by betting companies a slight advantage to win the game, but I wouldn’t bet on that. I prefer to focus on goals instead.
Corinthians vs Flamengo: Betting Tips
“Under 1.5” is at 2.35. Corinthians’ double chance combined with “under 2.5 goals” pays 1.97.