Flamengo RJ vs Bangu by Sors
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Flamengo comes from a hard-fought 1-0 win in the visit to Resende last Saturday, second consecutive for the home team in this tournament after 5-1 home win against Portuguesa on March 11 and third in five games since the beginning of the month (3-1-1 13/5).
In the matter of fact, more important for my bet is that Estadio Luso Brasileiro has been turned into a real fortress for Flamengo this season, as the hosts seek their ninth consecutive win here after those against Boavista (4-1), Macae (3-0), Gremio (2-0), America Mineiro (1-0), Madureira (4-0), Vasco (1-0), San Lorenzo (4-0) and Portuguesa (5-1).
Ederson (midfielder) and Dario Conca (midfielder) are still injured, while Miguel Trauco (defender / 2 goal), Diego (midfielder / 4 goals) and top scorer Paolo Guerrero (forward / 7 goals) have been called up by their national teams for the upcoming World Cup qualifications, but Ederson and Dario Conca haven’t played a single minute this season, while the absence of Miguel Trauco, Diego and Paolo Guerrero is not expected to be so big problem against opponent like Bangu.
Bangu is a modest team with limited resources, so it’s not a surprise that the guests won just once in seven competitive games in 2017 (1-3-3 6/12) and lost twice in two games against two of the other big favorites in this tournament: 1-3 at home against Vasco on Feb. 2 and 0-4 in the visit to Fluminense on Feb. 12.
Flamengo significantly excels Bangu in terms of individual qualities of the players and I think that the hosts will manage to win this match with more than one goal difference.
|Flamengo - 1.50||Marathonbet||1.65||8||3-0 WON (+5.2 units)|
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