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Palmeiras vs Flamengo Betting Tips

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Palmeiras
    Flamengo

      Tip Reasoning

      There is plenty of reason to think that that is likely to be the case. For starters the hosts are badly out of form having lost their last 3 matches in Serie A. Defeats to Atletico PR, Cruzeiro and Coritiba have seen them fall off the pace and drop down to 8th in the league. Just a fortnight ago they were among the title favourites but now they trail leaders Corinthians by 9 points and we will be at the halfway stage after this round of fixtures.

      That is still a vast improvement on last season when they narrowly beat the drop finishing down in 16th, just 2 points above the drop-zone. The last few games have been a reality check for Marcelo Oliveira and his side and although they have improved considerably since last season they don’t really possess enough quality to challenge for the title.
      Palmeiras are still 5 points and 4 places above their opponents on Sunday but Flamengo are heading in the right direction now after a slow start. The popular Rio club won 3-2 at home to Atletico Paranaense last time out and have won 4 of their last 5 matches on the road so look like good value to secure a point or better in this one at 5/6.

      This is typically a low scoring league but there were plenty of goals when these clubs met last season. Flamengo won 4-2 at the Maracana while the sides drew 2-2 when the pair met in Sao Paulo.

      Things are likely to be a little closer this time but we should still see a few goals. Flamengo seem to be a bit more comfortable playing away from home at the moment, away from the pressure of their big home crowds. They’ve won 4 of their road games so far in Serie A, which is more than they have managed at home. However the winning margin in all nine of their away games so far this season has been just one goal and it’s hard to see either side running away with this.

      It’s rare that Palmeiras fail to score but the way they have played in recent weeks, you have to fancy the visitor to at least get a point at 5/6. Perhaps a low scoring draw is the most likely result here which would end a disappointing run for Palmeiras but would also represent a solid result for Flamengo.

       

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