Flamengo vs America MG Predictions

Flamengo vs America MG predictions for Saturday’s Brazilian Serie A affair at Maracana. Can the hosts extend their positive run at home? Read on for all our free betting tips and predictions.

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Flamengo vs America MG Predictions

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The Flamengo Fortress: A Tough Hurdle for America Mineiro

Key Stats
– Flamengo have maintained a 100% scoring record at home this season.
– Despite their position, America Mineiro have managed to score in 71% of their away league games.
– Flamengo’s Gabriel Barbosa has been directly involved in 8 goals (4 goals, 4 assists) in just 11 appearances this season.

The second-ranked Flamengo will confront America Mineiro, the unfortunate dwellers of the Brasileiro bottom, in a fixture that presents several interesting aspects. Flamengo, who missed out on the domestic title last season by finishing fifth, have found renewed vigour under the guidance of the former Chile manager, Jorge Sampaoli, since April. They have been eyeing the domestic title this season and hope to narrow down the 12-point gap with the seemingly invincible Botafogo at the top.

A Season of Resilience and Ambition

Despite being second after 15 matches, Flamengo are discontent with their current standing, having hoped to give the league leaders a tighter competition. With much of the season still left to unfold, the Urubu, who won the Copa Libertadores and Copa do Brasil last season, could channel their focus to defending these titles.


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The last four years have seen Flamengo amass a trophy haul, including two domestic titles and two Copa Libertadores. However, under Sampaoli’s helm, the ambitions are higher, and dropping points against the struggling America Mineiro is a luxury they can’t afford.

America Mineiro: The Underdogs

Contrarily, America Mineiro have experienced a reversal of fortunes. Their impressive back-to-back top-half finishes in the top-flight have been replaced by a battle to avoid relegation this season. With no wins from their last five league games, Vagner Mancini’s team, boasting some notable talent, has been underwhelming.

Yet, a glimmer of hope stems from their recent 5-1 thrashing of Colo-Colo, the Chilean Primera Division champions, in the Copa Sudamericana. Mancini would hope to transport this momentum into the league. However, triumphing over Flamengo, one of Brazil’s elite teams, appears to be an uphill task.

Team Form and Lineups

Flamengo’s form in the Brasileiro has seen a mixture of wins, losses, and draws, while in all competitions, they maintain a stronger winning record. Meanwhile, America Mineiro struggle with more losses and draws than wins in both the Brasileiro and across all competitions.

As for team lineups, Flamengo will be handicapped by the absence of Luiz Araujo due to suspension. Players such as Erick Pulgar, Bruno Henrique, and Mateuzinho are expected to be sidelined due to injuries, but Allan is anticipated to be fit for the clash. America Mineiro, on the other hand, will be without Mikael, Ricardo Silva, Dada Belmonte, and Adyson due to injuries.

Game Predictions

First Prediction: Both Teams to Score

The first prediction revolves around the market “both teams to score” considering the recent scoring patterns exhibited by both Flamengo and America Mineiro. Despite the considerable gap between the teams in terms of their league positions, both have consistently found the net in their recent games.

Flamengo have registered a goal in each of their home league games, underlining their offensive prowess on familiar turf. On the other hand, America Mineiro, while battling relegation, have managed to score in 71% of their away games. This resilience from America Mineiro combined with Flamengo’s impressive scoring record at home, gives a solid basis for the prediction of both teams scoring during the match.

Second Prediction: Correct Score 3-1

The second prediction is a correct score forecast. As per the data and recent form of both teams, a 3-1 victory in favor of Flamengo seems a plausible outcome. Flamengo have a strong scoring average of 1.8 goals per game and have netted 27 goals in their 15 league games, suggesting they have the firepower to score multiple times in this encounter.

Furthermore, considering America Mineiro’s poor away record and their struggles defensively, it’s conceivable that they could concede three times. However, with their knack for finding the back of the net in 71% of their away games, they may grab a consolation goal, thus justifying a 3-1 scoreline prediction.

Third Prediction: Goalscorer – Gabriel Barbosa

The third prediction focuses on identifying the likely goalscorer. Flamengo’s Gabriel Barbosa, commonly known as Gabigol, has a strong case here. In 11 appearances this season, Gabigol has managed to find the net four times. Even though he has been on the field less than some of his teammates, his scoring ratio suggests a propensity to find the net when given an opportunity.

Given America Mineiro’s defensive frailties and Flamengo’s strong home scoring record, Gabriel Barbosa seems a reasonable choice for the likely goalscorer prediction.

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