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Let's look at Flamengo vs Fluminense betting tips for the upcoming derby match. Fans of Brazilian football know that Fla-Flu is one of the world's most highly attended rivalries.
Flamengo vs. Fluminense top free betting tips
We have every bet combined here in this little chart, and down under, you can find a more extensive explanation as to why we chose these exact markets.
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Keep in mind the fact that the odds are subject to constant change, so place your bet with extreme caution.
“Fla-Flu” Match Preview
The rivalry between these two teams has been on for over a hundred years. This is no doubt one of the most contested match-ups worldwide, and especially in Brasil. It’s way too complicated to decide whether the Fla-Flu or the Paulista Derby between Palmeiras and Corinthians is the country's number one rivalry. However, Flamengo-Fluminense has historically drawn more people's attention, as it's one of the fixtures with the world's highest attendance ever recorded. In 1963 over 194,600 people rallied to the Maracanã Stadium to spectate the match.
In recent years, games between the two sides keep drawing crowds towards the city's biggest sports establishment, especially in 2020 when the rivals met a total of six times. There will not be a seventh, but despite that, both sides will open their 2021 record with a Fla-Flu derby. The next game is scheduled to be played on 07.01 and is the first match to be played by both teams coming into the new year.
Flamengo favourites for this edition of the Paulista Derby
Perhaps, for most people, Flamengo enters this match-up as the favorites, especially after all their triumphs in the rivalry during 2020. Of all six matches, Scarlet-Black manages to take home the win on four occasions, while Fluminense outright won just a single game, and another one on penalties after drawing 1-1 in regular time. Of the two, Flamengo is undoubtedly in the better form and has historically triumphed more frequently in this eternal rivalry.
After triumphing in the last edition of Brazillian Serie A betting, Flamengo has scrambled to reach the top spot again, but so far unsuccessfully. They’ve dropped crucial points against the current leader São Paulo FC, which to an extend puts their league hopes to an end. Furthermore, the Red and Blacks have lost points against other highly-rated opponents losing to Atletico-MG and drawing against Internacional. Despite that, they've won their match-ups with Santos and Corinthians, and also all the games against lesser-ranked sides that they should be winning by default.
On the other hand, Fluminense has struggled more drawing and losing versus opponents that shouldn't be able to get the better of them. However, Fluminense has also had its time to shine in the current campaign, with the highlight being triumphs against Santos, Corinthians, and Internacional. The problem for Fluminense has been their low-scoring and defensive record. Most of their wins have seen the light with the slightest margins, especially after conceding a goal or two. Fluminense's game hasn't been as punctual as coach Odair Hellmann would want it to be.
“Fla-Flu” betting tips and predictions
In this section of the article, we will elaborate on why we've chosen the betting picks we did.
- Bet one: Flamengo to win
- Bet two: Both teams to score – Yes
- Bet three: Over 2.5 goals
Flamengo to win
The Scarlet-Black has triumphed in most of the latest Fla-Flu editions and has been showing the better form of the two in recent games. Fluminense has struggled to score a lot of goals, and they concede regularly, which makes things easier. Of course, though this is a rivalry of great importance for both sides, which makes it quite unpredictable, but this is just a part of the game.
Both teams to score – Yes
Brazil’s Serie A is a football league that sees a ton of goals on the regular. Lesser ranked sides are almost always able to find the net themselves, as the top teams aren’t known for a flawless defense. In fact, almost every Serie A side concedes more than it would like, and this is precisely the reason we've chosen the Both teams to score prediction. When it comes to the Fla-Flu rivalry, the BTTS-Yes has been intact in 4 of the last five games between the two. It was only once that Fluminense failed to score in a 1-0 loss to Flamengo
Over 2.5 Goals
Coming off the previous reasoning, this one is quite similar. Sit tight and prepare yourself for a night of goals, as these two will be eager to get into 2021 with a win against their long-standing rivals. This match will be significant for both team's confidence, and the managers know that. The squads will do what it takes, and we believe this will be a fast-paced game with a lot of goal opportunities.