FLUMINENSE VS SANTOS PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Fluminense and Santos meet at Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho (Maracanã), in a match for the 12th round of Serie A. The history of direct matches played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, on 05-14-2017, for Serie A, Fluminense won by (3-2). Henrique Dourado (4 ‘and 45’) and J. Sornoza (58 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Fluminense, and Victor Ferraz (39’) and V. Hernández (87 ‘), for Santos. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 14 points won, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Flamengo, by (0-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Atlético Mineiro, by (5-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 5 home league matches Fluminense has a record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, so they have won 10 points out of 15 possible. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 11 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Fluminense is one of the traditionally strongest teams in Brazilian football, since throughout its history it conquered the Serie A of the Brazilian championship four times, with the most recent title being 2012. In the Rio de Janeiro championship this year He passed from the semifinal, having been eliminated by Vasco da Gama in a single game that ended in 2×3. In Serie A of the Brazilian championship the team is trying to stop falling so many positions and at least stay in the middle of the table at the stop of the competition because of the World Cup. In the last five games that the Fluminense played in their stadium, in four there was at least one goal in the first half. We believe that in this match the skipper will be maintained, as the Fluminense, for playing at home, will start for the attack from the start of the game, to conquer a victory.
After 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses, the away team is currently in the 16 th position, with 10 points won. In their last match, they lost in an away match against Internacional, by (1-2), after in the previous match they tied in a match against Corinthians, by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 11 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 13 conceded. In the last 5 away league matches Santos has a record of 1 draw and 4 losses, so they have won 1 point out of 15 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 5 away matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In 10 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never got the comeback.
Santos is a very traditional Brazilian soccer club, a seven-time champion of the Brazilian Serie A championship, twenty-two times champion from São Paulo, three times champion of the Copa Libertadores, two-time Intercontinental Cup champion, and several other titles. In the 2018 season, the team comes in the middle of the table, but doing good displays in their stadium. In five games as a home team were three wins, one draw and one defeat, this before the leader Flamengo. We believe that now, against Santos, a weak visitor, Fluminense has a great advantage and will score in the first half.
PREDICTION: Fluminense to win @ 2.16