Competition: Brazil Serie A
Market: Fluminense win
Odds: 4/7 @ 888sport
With a golden opportunity to extend on their recent purple patch in midweek, Fluminense will welcome a struggling Atletico GO to an empty Maracanã on Wednesday night.
Starting with the hosts, despite eventually having to settle for a bottom half finish in Serie A last season and a torrid run in the Carioca 1 over the summer, few would have expected what has been a stunning run of form for Fluminense. Picking up what was a deserved 2-1 victory against Vasco da Gama on home soil over the weekend, Fluzão find themselves in the midst of an eye-catching three-match winning run and also breezed past Figueirense in the Copa do Brasil thanks to a thumping 3-0 victory at the Maracanã. Now climbing into the top-four after collecting nine points over their last four Serie A appearances, Head Coach Odair Hellmann will also be hugely excited by his side’s continued performances on home soil. Including a 2-1 win against Internacional last month, Fluminense have won each of their last three straight home fixtures on the bounce.
As for the visitors, after managing to book their Serie A return last season, Atlético GO have drastically come crashing back down to earth after what has been a worrying summer. Putting in what was another torrid display and hit with a 2-0 defeat at home against Ceará last weekend, the Dragons already find themselves sat rock-bottom of the table and with many expecting them to lift the wooden spoon this year. With their most recent issues highlighted by a stunning 1-0 defeat against lower league EC São José on Copa do Brasil duties last month, Vagner Mancini’s men have now lost their last four matchups on the bounce and have only continued to show some rather glaring issues in front of goal. Drawing another blank over the weekend, Atlético GO have failed to find the net in over 400 minutes of action.
Bet: Fluminense 4/7 to beat Atlético GO in Wednesday’s Brazil Serie A contest @ 888sport
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