2019 Brazilian Serie A – Goias vs Flamengo Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Goias vs Flamengo kick off? Thursday 31th October, 2019 – 23:00 (UK)

Where is Goias vs Flamengo being played? Estádio Serra Dourada (Goiânia)

What are the expected weather conditions for Goias vs Flamengo? Mostly cloudy, 27c

What TV channel is Goias vs Flamengo on? Premiere FC Brasil (Brazil)

Where can I stream Goias vs Flamengo? PFC Internacional, Premiere Play (subscription required)

Where can I get tickets for Goias vs Flamengo? Tickets will only be available at the venue and specific locations around the city of Goiania. No internet purchases. Source here.

THE TEAM NEWS

GOIAS

  • Goias are coming off one of their worst performances of the season when they lost 4-1 on the road against Athletico-PR. That result extended their league winless run to three matches (D2, L1). They have won just once in their last five Serie A outings (W1, D2, L2) and currently sit in 10th place in the standings with 38 points (W11, D5, L12).
  • David Duarte, Daniel Guedes, Renatinho and Gilberto Souza have been listed as injured players ahead of this contest. All four should be unavailable to take on the league leaders. Paulo Ricardo and Jean Carlos are out as well while Walter is suspended by the Brazilian FA until January 2020.

Expected Starting XI: Tadeu; Yago, Rafael Vaz, Fábio Sanches, Jefferson; Yago Rocha, Léo Sena, Breno; Michael, Rafael Moura, Leandro Barcia

FLAMENGO

  • The runaway leaders of the Serie A this season, Flamengo top the standings with 67 points (W21, D4, L3) and have a 10-point lead over the second-placed team, Palmeiras. They have won their last six league matches and are coming off a 1-0 home win over CSA last time out.
  • Flamengo are expected to be at full strength entering this match. Lucas Silva is a long-term absentee due to a thigh injury, and there’s no timetable for his return.

Expected Starting XI: Diego Alves; Rafinha, Rodrigo Caio, Pablo Marí, Filipe Luís; Willian Arão; Everton Ribeiro, Gerson, Georgian De Arrascaeta, Bruno Henrique; Gabigol

THE PREDICTION

Goias have been struggling in recent weeks and they can’t seem to find a way to get out of that funk. Meanwhile, Flamengo have been the best side in the league by a wide margin and, right now, it seems no Serie A team is able to stop them. Flamengo shouldn’t have problems to secure a comfortable win despite playing on the road.

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