America Mineiro vs Fluminense Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
America MG vs Fluminense predictions for Sunday’s Brazilian Serie A clash. The hosts will be looking to take advantage of the changes likely to be made in visiting ranks. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Reason For America Mineiro vs Fluminense Betting Tips
Sunday’s Brazilian Serie A action sees America Mineiro doing battle with Fluminense. The hosts will be looking to pick up the three points against what’s expected to be a heavily rotated Fluminense starting eleven; with visiting eyes currently on continental affairs.
With this fixture marking the halfway point of the season; it’s so far, so good as far as America Mineiro are concerned. Coelho came into the campaign as big favourites to suffer an immediate return to Serie B, as they did back in 2016, but have exceeded expectations, currently sitting in 11th place, 3 points clear of the drop zone.
America’s fairly strong position at the moment is almost entirely down to their performances at the Estádio Independência. 80.95% of the side’s points have been collected in front of the home crowd and showing little resolve on the road, each and every game contested on home soil is of paramount importance and that’s no different for Sunday’s match, with picking up 3 points the only target.
Meanwhile, Fluminense come into the game off the back of a high after securing Copa Sudamericana progression in Uruguay against Defensor Sporting during the early hours of Friday morning, but with the games coming thick and fast, Tricolor’s small squad is going to be put to the test.
Having to compete again in the Sudamericana a couple of days after this trip to Belo Horizonte, boss Marcelo Oliveira is expected to ring the changes as he looks to deal with the fatigue growing in his team and with the visitors currently stationed in 9th, they can afford to do exactly that.
Ultimately, in normal circumstances we’d view this as a closely matched affair but the amount of football Fluminense are having to play at the moment will surely take it’s toll. Unlike the bigger sides in the division, Flu do not have a great deal of quality outside of their first choice team and as such, they will be severely weakened, if indeed the boss does ring the changes.
Even if Oliveira does end up going full strength, Fluminense are hardly the most convincing outfit on their travels, having lost 5 of their 9 away games so far. We like the look of backing America to win at more than reasonable odds. They’re quite a powerful home force and we can see them claiming maximum points via a 2-0 margin of victory.
Head to Head
Fluminense won both meetings between the two in the 2016 season 1-0. Those games were the first times the teams had met since 2011.
America Mineiro Team News
Full Giovanni cannot play this match due to being on loan from Fluminense. Aylon. Jon Luan and Norbeto Neto remain sidelined
Fluminense Team News
Changes are set to be made ahead of a midweek Copa Sudamericana clash and having played in Uruguay last week. Attacking midfielder Marquinhos Calazanz is not yet fit enough to return form a long term injury.
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America Mineiro vs Fluminense Stats
- 80.95% of America Mineiro’s points this season have came on home soil.
- America Mineiro have lost just 1 of their last 5 home matches.
- Fluminense have lost 5 of their 9 away league matches so far this season.
Published: August 18, 2018
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