Sao Paulo vs Flamengo (By: Dajkula)

Sao Paulo welcomes Flamengo in the third round of the Brazilian Serie A. Sao Paulo is third with 2-0-0 so far while Flamengo is 8`th with 1-0-1. They won over Cruzeiro but lost away to Internacional.

Flamengo finished second in the previous season and has a better squad than Sao Paulo. The hosts finished 5`th with some 9 points from Flamengo. They struggled away from home but were very good at this ground losing just 1 match.

So, I choose Sao Paulo today but not only because of the great results at home. Flamengo is involved with the Copa Libertadores and they have their final group match in 3 days. They visit Penarol and even if they are first in the group they must not lose. They will be eliminated if they do lose. So the coach decided to rest most of the first team.

Flamengo will be without Diego Alves, Rodrigo Caio, Uribe, Vitinho, Rhodolfo (all injured); Léo Duarte, Renê, Cuéllar, Arão and Everton Ribeiro (all rested).

Sao Paulo also has a few injuries: Arboleda, Pablo, Igor Vinícius, Luan, Gonzalo Carneiro and Rojas.

There are definitely some issues in the back line of Sao Paulo but they look more potent, especially with Pato in the attack. I will go with the home win.

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Sao Paulo vs Flamengo predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Sao Paulo Bet365 1.95 8 1-1 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Sao Paulo vs Flamengo betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Dajkula).
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