2019 Brazilian Serie A – Flamengo vs Corinthians Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Flamengo vs Corinthians kick off? Sunday 3rd November, 2019 – 19:00 (UK)

Where is Flamengo vs Corinthians being played? Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho (Maracanã), Rio de Janeiro

What are the expected weather conditions for Flamengo vs Corinthians? Sunny, 30c

What TV channel is Flamengo vs Corinthians on? Premiere FC Brasil (Brazil), PFC Internacional (USA, UK)

Where can I stream Flamengo vs Corinthians? Premiere Play (Brazil)

Where can I get tickets for Flamengo vs Corinthians? https://flamengo.superingresso.com.br/#!/apresentacao/2237560e777e4e989bd7edcc6fd530848409b779

THE TEAM NEWS

FLAMENGO

  • Flamengo might be coming off a 2-2 away draw at Goias the last time out but they remain the top side in the Brasileirao Serie A. O Rubronegro sit at the top of the standings with 68 points (W21, D5, L3) and own an eight-point lead over the second-placed team, Palmeiras. They are undefeated at home in the league with 13 wins out of 14 matches (D1).
  • Gabriel Barbosa and William Arao have both been suspended for Sunday’s match. Lucas Silva is out due to a thigh problem but while goalkeeper Diego Alves missed Thursday’s tilt at Goias, he is expected to be available here.

Expected Starting XI: Diego Alves; Rodinei, Rodrigo Caio, Pablo Marí, Filipe Luís; Robert Piris da Motta, Gerson; Everton Ribeiro, Georgian de Arrascaeta, Bruno Henrique; Vitinho

CORINTHIANS

  • Corinthians suffered a surprising 2-1 away defeat at CSA the last time out, and O Timao left the Top 6 zone as a result. They do not enter this game on their best run of form, as Corinthians are on a five-game winless streak, with three losses and two draws. They’ve also gone winless in their last four away matches (D2, L2).
  • Leo Santos, Everaldo and Wagner Love have all been ruled out through injury. Danilo Avelar has been suspended after picking up his sixth yellow card of the season.

Expected Starting XI: Cássio; Fagner, Manoel, Gil, Carlos Augusto; Ralf, Júnior Urso; Ramiro, Pedrinho, Mateus Vital; Gustagol

THE PREDICTION

Corinthians have been struggling badly in recent weeks and they seem to be trending in the wrong direction of late. Even though Flamengo conceded a stoppage-time equalizer the last time out, they’re yet to lose at home and clearly own the best record in the league by a wide margin. Expect Flamengo to secure the three points here.

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