FLMG vs FLMI Fantasy Preview:
Flamengo has been savouring a bumpy ride in the ongoing edition of Brazilian Serie A as their recent run has seen them wringing out three crucial victories and a goalless stalemate against Fortaleza. In a high-octane encounter against Bahia that saw them depleted to ten men in the first ten minutes of the game, they managed to best a soaring Bahia, thanks to strikes from Bruno Henrique, Mauricio Isla, Pedro, and dos Santos. Gabriel Barbosa was shown a red card in the tenth minute of the game.
Contrary to their opposition, Fluminense hasn’t really been on the belligerent spectrum of football and has managed to maintain a balance in their recent outings. They are currently in the midst of a winless streak for two games where Sao Paulo and Atletico Goianiense bested them in closely-contested bouts. Prior to that, they managed to share the spoils of war with Vasco Da Gama and successfully thumped a numerically undercooked Athletico-PR.
Though the points difference between these two clubs is quite comprehensive, a victory for Fluminense can sling them within touching distance of Palmeiras and steer them clear of Santos. A win for Flamengo will catapult them ahead of second-placed, Atletico Mineiro and impose some serious pressure on them to maintain a winning momentum. Flamengo is mainly based on their firepower and that will continue to be their major weapon against a defensively solid Fluminense. These are our fantasy picks for the upcoming crucial fixture between Flamengo and Fluminense in Brazilian Serie A.
Flamengo versus Fluminense
FLMG vs FLMI: Head to head
Flamengo holds clear sway when it comes to this chequered rivalry over the years as they have managed to wring out 31 victories vis-à-vis 15 of Fluminense. These two teams have shared the spoils of war 19 times.
FLMG vs FLMI Probable Teams:
Flamengo: Souza; Luis; Caio; Natan; Isla; Ribeiro; Gerson; Arao; Arrascaeta; Barbosa; Henrique
Fluminense: Felipe; Calegari; Claro; Ferraz; Barcelos; Lima; Felipe; Hudosn; Araujo; Wellington Silva, Fred
Picks to consider:
Pedro will be an imperative choice for today’s game considering his predatory instincts and the 13 goals that he has fired in the season as of now from 25 games that he is played. He is a major moniker in the fabled attacking force of Flamengos.
Bruno Henrique is an unsung hero but his commanding presence in the attacking third makes him an exceptional option to be chosen for the fantasy picks, especially after his numbers of 7 goals and 5 assists this season.
Match Prediction: Who will win today?
This is really a difficult prediction to make considering the evenly-matched squads of the two teams and this will be a closely-contested encounter, considering the fact that it will be a stoush of an indomitable attack against an impregnable defence.