The second leg of the Flamengo vs Defensa y Justicia duel in the Top 16 phase of Copa Libertadores should be an interesting one, so check our preview of this game to learn more about it.
Our top free betting predictions for Flamengo vs Defensa y Justicia
While Flamengo is the clear favourite in this game, you can still find various betting markets to try out. With that in mind, check some of our top betting tips for this match:
- Football Whispers Prediction One: Match Result with Handicap – Flamengo to Win (-1) @ 12/5
- Football Whispers Prediction Two: Total Goals – Over 2.5 @ Evens
- Football Whispers Prediction Three: Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 5/4
Odds can change at any time, so check them with your bookmaker before you place your bet. Our recommended bookmaker for this game is NetBet.
Flamengo to Win with Handicap (-1)
The Brazilian champions are simply the better team of the two, which is why our prediction for this match is for Flamengo to win. Even though Flamengo is not in the best form at this particular moment, they've at least been playing competitive matches for the past month, which is not the case with the home team and that could prove to be a deciding factor in this duel.
Over 2.5 Total Goals
In the group stages of Copa Libertadores, Flamengo averaged 3.83 goals per game, while Defensa y Justicia averaged 3.17 goals per game. With this in mind, we expect them to combine for at least three games in the first leg of their matchup. After all, we've seen them do it many times in group stages already.
Both Teams to Score – Yes
Both teams have scored in 83% of matches played by both Defensa y Justicia and Flamengo in the Copa Libertadores group stages. That means that both teams scored in five of six matches played by each team, so betting on both teams to score in their upcoming game sounds like a smart bet to us.
The best odds and important stats for Flamengo vs Defensa y Justicia
You can find the best Flamengo vs Defensa y Justicia odds right here, among our selection of top odds from various bookies:
Flamengo vs Defensa y Justicia preview: Can Flamengo defend the first-leg advantage?
The reigning champions of Brazil are coming into the Top 16 stage after a tough-fought group. While they did finish on top of it, they've only done it with 12 points from three wins and three draws. In the meantime, Flamengo started the season in the Brazilian Serie A with five wins and four losses, but they've lost three of their last five games in the league. So, they will be looking at their upcoming Copa Libertadores duel for a bit of a confidence boost for the rest of the season.
More than month has passed since Defensa y Justicia has played the last competitive match since they've failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the Argentine cup. And the team only managed to win one game of their last five matches in all competitions, so they didn't go on their break in great form. However, the team did get to the Top 16 phase of Copa Libertadores, which is already a success for them, although they did have a bit of an easier group.
Commonly asked questions for Flamengo vs Defensa y Justicia
- Which team is more likely to win according to bookies? Flamengo is more likely to win at 2/5 odds.
- What is the kickoff time? The kickoff time is 1:30 am BST on Thursday, July 22nd.
- Who will host the game? Flamengo will host the game at Maracana Rio de Janeiro.