Flamengo is set for a trip to Neo Química Arena for a clash with Corithians this week in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores tournament this week. Match day schedules for August 3 at 03:30 EAT.
The hosts now turn their attention to the Copa Libertadores, where they edged out Boca Juniors on penalties in the round of 16 after a goalless draw in both home and away games against the Argentine outfit. Corinthian’s form has been excellent this season and they are currently second in the Brazilian league just four points behind the leaders.
Corinthians will be looking for another win following 1-0 Serie A success to beat Botafogo in their previous encounter. In that game, Corinthians had 49% possession, 15 shots with three of them on target and a goal by Gustavo Mosquito (27′). Botafogo got nine shots with three of them on target.
Meanwhile, Flamengo now head to the Copa Libertadores, where they have enjoyed an unbeaten run in their quest for a third title, picking up an impressive seven wins and one draw from their six games so far. Wednesday’s visitors are now unbeaten in each of their last six games across all competitions, including four consecutive wins in the Serie A, where they are currently fifth in the standings.
Flamengo head into this meeting off the back off 4-1 Serie A win over Atlético Goianiense in their last fixture. In that game, Flamengo had 52% possession, 16 shots with six of them on target and goals scored by Lázaro (22′), Marinho (23′), Arturo Vidal (32′) and Victor Hugo (45′). Atlético Goianiense got five shots with one of them on target and a goal by Wellington Rato (82′).
Corinthians vs. Flamengo head to head
Flamengo boast a slight upper hand in the history of this fixture having won 19 times from the 42 head to head encounters between these two sides since 2003. Corinthians claim 14 wins while nine other matches ended in draws.
- Corinthians 1-0 Flamengo 10/07/22
- Flamengo 1-0 Corinthians 18/11/21
- Corinthians 1-3 Flamengo 01/08/21
- Flamengo 2-1 Corinthians 14/02/21
- Corinthians 1-5 Flamengo 18/10/20
- Corinthians 1-0 Botafogo
- Goianiense GO 2-0 Corinthians
- Atletico Mineiro 1-2 Corinthians
- Corinthians 3-1 Coritiba
- Ceara 3-1 Corinthians
- Flamengo 4-1 Goianiense GO
- Flamengo 0-0 Paranaense
- Avai 1-2 Flamengo
- Flamengo 4-0 Juventude RS
- Flamengo 2-0 Coritiba
Corinthians team news
Boss Vítor Pereira will be without the services of Gustavo Mantuan, Renato Augusto and Raul Gustavo who have all been sidelined through injuries.
Flamengo team news
As dor the visitors, goalkeeper Diego Alves, Rodrigo Caio and Bruno Henrique will be unavailable for this game through injuries.
Prediction and odds
While Corinthians has truly been impressive this season in both Serie A and Copa Libertadores, we see Flamengo winning this game since they are the better team on paper and in great form.
- Flamengo Win
- Both teams to score