2019 Brazilian Serie A – Flamengo vs Santos Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Flamengo vs Santos kick off? Saturday 14th September, 2019 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Flamengo vs Santos being played? Maracana

What are the expected weather conditions for Flamengo vs Santos? Mostly cloudy, 23c

What TV channel is Flamengo vs Santos on? No broadcast in the US, Premiere FC in Brazil

Where can I stream Flamengo vs Santos? PFC Internacional, Master TV

Where can I get tickets for Flamengo vs Santos? Sold out. https://flamengo.superingresso.com.br/#!/apresentacao/43e297876defef384d7ee12e96c363ed603b8bee

THE TEAM NEWS

FLAMENGO

  • Flamengo enter this game on a five-game winning streak that has them at the top of the standings with 39 points (W12, D3, L3). O Mengao have scored at least three goals in each win during this impressive run, and they have won each of their last three league outings by an identical 3-0 score.
  • Their home form has been impressive as well, as Flamengo have won all of their eight home matches so far this term. Over that span, they have scored 25 goals while conceding just eight.
  • Rodrigo Caio is suspended ahead of this match, so Flamengo will be weakened defensively as a result, while Diego and Lincoln are both injured and not expected to feature here.

SANTOS

  • Santos are second in the standings with 37 points (W11, D4, L3) but they were the league leaders until recently. Their fall off the top of the table is directly related to their recent form, as Santos have won just once in their last five matches.
  • Their road form has seen them drop two of their last three away matches, but Santos remain the best away side in the Brazilian Serie A with a W5, D1, L3 record.
  • Victor Ferraz has been suspended ahead of this match, so Jorge Sampaoli will have to find a replacement for the right side of the defence, while Evandro has also been ruled out through injury.

THE PREDICTION

These are the two top teams in the Brazilian Serie A this season, and the standings do nothing but confirm that. The match will probably be tight, but it’s unquestionable that Flamengo enter this tie with far more momentum. That should be enough to give them the three points here.

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