Competition: Brazil Serie A
Market: Flamengo win
Odds: 8/11 @ 888sport
Looking to extend on what has been a stellar purple patch, a high-flying Flamengo will make the trip to the Neo Química Arena when they face off against Corinthians on Sunday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Corinthians might have managed to hang onto a 2-1 victory away at Cuiabá in midweek, many will feel that Sylvinho’s side were lucky to have left with maximum points. Largely outplayed on the road, Timão do have the look of a side who are seeking some stability since opening the 2021 campaign. Bringing an end to their back-to-back Serie A defeats and recording just their second victory since June 24th earlier in the week, the one-time Lyon boss will now be desperate for his side to find some form on home soil. Last seen at the Neo Química Arena getting hit with a 2-1 defeat against Atlético Mineiro, it should be noted that Corinthians have remarkably managed to win just one of their last seven home fixtures across all formats, a run that stems back to the end of May.
As for the visitors, while Corinthians might be a side seeking some stability, Flamengo find themselves enjoying what has been a rampant purple patch. Only laying down another thumping marker last time out, Renato Gaúcho’s side picked up a stellar 5-1 victory against São Paulo on home soil. Extending on their Copa Libertadores adventure earlier in the month thanks to a routine aggregate win against Argentinian side Defensa y Justicia, the defending Serie A champions are in the midst of a five-match winning run across all formats. Gaining a reputation for their stellar displays in the final third, Sunday’s guests have also now bagged 14 goals in just their last three outings. Smelling another chance on the road this weekend and putting five past Corinthians last time they made the trip to the Neo Química Arena, we’re backing a similar away win here.
Bet: Flamengo 8/11 to beat Corinthians in Sunday’s Serie A contest @ 888sport