The Fluminense vs Cerro Porteno rematch in the Top 16 stage of Copa Libertadores should be very interesting after Fluminense won the first leg. So, check our preview of the game to learn more about it.
Our free betting predictions and tips for Fluminense vs Cerro Porteno
While the home team is the clear favourite in this game, there are still many betting options to explore in the Fluminense vs Cerro Porteno duel. With that in mind, we have chosen a few of our top betting tips for this game:
- Football Whispers Prediction One: Match Result – Fluminense to Win @ 4/6
- Football Whispers Prediction Two: Total Goals – Over 2.5 @ 29/20
- Football Whispers Prediction Three: Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 6/5
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.
Fluminense to Win
Even though Fluminense has been a bit inconsistent lately, we expect Fluminense to win the second leg against Cerro Porteno. Fluminense showed that they are the better team with a 2-0 win in the first leg and Cerro Porteno has been struggling at the start of the Paraguayan Clausura with three straight draws. So, our prediction is for Fluminense to win the second leg as well and secure a place in the Copa Libertadores quarter-finals.
Over 2.5 Total Goals
While the first match between these teams went under 2.5 total goals, our prediction for the rematch is to go over this line. First of all, Fluminense will be more relaxed thanks to their commanding lead from the first leg, while Cerro Porteno will have to push for an early goal if they want to have a chance of progressing to the quarter-finals of Copa Libertadores. So, we expect to see an open game and at least three goals.
Both Teams to Score – Yes
Since we expect to see an open game with more than a few goals, we also expect both teams to score. With Cerro Porteno having to score at least two goals to stay in this game, we can see both teams scoring in this exciting duel, especially since Fluminense conceded in three of their last four home games in Serie A.
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Fluminense vs Cerro Porteno preview: Can Fluminense defend the advantage?
As we expected, the lack of competitive matches for Cerro Porteno has made things much easier for Fluminense in the first leg, which they've won 2-0. Still, Fluminense has to work on their consistency – in the last five games in the Brazilian league, the team has two wins, a draw, and two losses. They've also lost the first leg in Copa do Brasil to a team from Serie C, although they've managed to win the rematch and progress to the quarter-finals in that competition.
The Paraguayan team was without competitive football for more than a month before their first-leg duel with Fluminense, so the fact that they lost that game is not so surprising. However, the team that was fourth in the Paraguayan Apertura has played three games in Clausura in the meantime, drawing in all three of those games. So, Cerro Porteno is finally getting into a competitive form, but they've been struggling to get wins.
Frequently asked questions for Fluminense vs Cerro Porteno
- Who is the host in the game? Fluminense is the host at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
- When will the game begin? The game will begin at 11:15 pm BST on Tuesday, August 3rd.
- Which team is more likely to win? Fluminense is the favourite at 4/6 odds.