Match Time：10/11/2019 07:00 Friday (GMT+8)
For the next couple of rounds Flamengo won’t have striker Gabriel and center back Rodrigo Caio, who are both with Brazil for two matches.
Atletico Mineiro have two players with Brazil youngsters as well, and this time they won’t count with midfielder Luan, who got suspended after last round.
Injured/unavailable: Arrascaeta (knee), Diego (broken ankle), Filipe Luis (knee), Gabriel (international), Gerson (thigh), Lincoln (thigh), Rodrigo Caio (international)
Injured/unavailable: Cleiton (international), Guga (international), Gustavo Blanco (knee), Jair (thigh), Michael (shoulder), Ramon Maritnez (broken nose), Uilson (knee)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
Last weekend Flamengo beat Chapecoense 1-0 away after having an amazing first half and showing signs of getting tired during the final 45 minutes, which gave the hosts some room to attack even though they failed to create chances and threaten Flamengo’s defense.
Atletico Mineiro are a much more qualified squad than Chapecoense, as it was made clear when they visited Palmeiras last weekend and came back home with a 1-1 draw after staying ahead during almost the entire second half, but during the final minutes they showed a terribly weak and unstable defense.
That might come in handy for the hosts, who have the best attack in the league with 48 goals and forward Bruno Henrique living the best moment of his life. He was the one who scored the winning goal last weekend and will definitely lead Flamengo to another win this round to keep them comfortably at the top.
SECOND PREDICTION: FIRST TEAM TO SCORE - FLAMENGO
Flamengo played 11 times at home in the league this year and were the first ones to score in eight of them, and coming from a goalless game as hosts, we should expect them to score here this time and be the first ones to do so.
HEAD TO HEAD
Things have been pretty tight in matches involving these two sides recently, as each one of them won two of the previous four games.