Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho: Fluminense vs Fortaleza Serie A preview

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Competition: Brazil Serie A
Competition: Fri 26.February
Match begins: 00:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho

Only a win will satisfy the Fluminense supporters in this Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho clash with Fortaleza, having a healthy lead on the opposition in the Serie A table.

Insights:
  • Fluminense have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Fortaleza has the fewest points (11) away in Serie A

Fluminense have less rest than Fortaleza in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a Serie A game only four days ago. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Santos.

It's quite the trip for Fortaleza when visiting Fluminense as the cities are 2600 kilometers apart.

For Fortaleza most of the excitement is over as they will neither be promoted or relegated this season.

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Fluminense form and stats

10 victories, 5 draws and 3 defeats. That’s what Fluminense have to build on here at Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho in the Serie A.

Fluminense shared the glory with Santos in their last match, an away game that ended all square 1-1. In the game before, an away victory match versus Ceara with a 3-1 scoreline.

The Fluminense fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 29 goals in 18 league matches. From these home matches, Fluminense have conceded only 14 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Fortaleza form and stats

There's been little loot from Fortaleza's travels as they have only collected 11 points from 18 away games in the Serie A. Fortaleza, who have the fewest points (11) away in Serie A, only have 2 wins to counter their 11 defeats and 5 draws. Bitter travels for Fortaleza as they have lost six games in a row away from home. The last time they avoided an away-from-home loss was the Botafogo match.

Fortaleza have been frustrated by their lack of goals lately, as they haven't scored in the league since they found the net 207 minutes ago. Romarinho was the goal scorer.

Fortaleza's previous game was their home loss versus Bahia (0-4). Preceding that game, the 0-3 loss visiting Palmeiras's place.

Fortaleza lost the plot completely in their previous game, as mentioned above. They need to recover quickly from that 0-4 beating and focus on this one.

A new game in only four days for Fortaleza, the Copa do Nordeste home match versus CRB. Busy days.

The attacking power of Fortaleza when travelling is not overwhelming with 14 goals scored from 18 league matches away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Fortaleza struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 27 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Fortaleza - Fluminense 0-1. Head-to-head totals (for the last seven meetings): Fluminense won four games, one match ended with a draw and Fortaleza has two wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: three / four

Top Goalscorers

FortalezaW. Pereira do Nascimento
W. Pereira do Nascimento
9 goals
FluminenseA. de Carvalho
A. de Carvalho
8 goals
FortalezaD. Correia da Fonseca
D. Correia da Fonseca
7 goals

Fluminense missing players

Fortaleza missing players

Fluminense Fortaleza
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
37 18 6 Played P 5 18 37
17 10 6 Won W 0 2 10
10 5 0 Drew D 1 5 11
10 3 0 Lost L 4 11 16
53 29 13 Scored S 4 14 34
42 14 1 Conceded C 10 27 42
95% 89% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 89% 81%
73% 72% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 72% 65%
51% 56% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 44% 38%
24% 22% 17% Over 3.5 O 3.5 20% 11% 14%
8% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 20% 6% 5%
59% 56% 17% BTTS BTTS 60% 56% 38%
27% 39% 83% Clean Sheets C S 0% 11% 35%
19% 17% 0% Failed to Score F T 40% 44% 46%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.3 2.3 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.8 1.7 2.2
4 2 0 Red cards R C 1 2 8
 
11.6 12.3 12.5 Shots (avg) S ( 6.6 10.1 11.1
3.9 3.9 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 2.5 3.3
37% 41% 54% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 31% 28%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Fluminense have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Fluminense have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Fluminense have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Fortaleza have scored away.
  • Fortaleza has the fewest points (11) away in Serie A
  • Fortaleza have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Flamengo 37 21 8 8 67 46 19 11 4 4 35 23 18 10 4 4 32 23 21 71
2 Internacional 37 20 9 8 61 35 18 12 4 2 34 17 19 8 5 6 27 18 26 69
3 Atletico Mineiro 37 19 8 10 62 45 18 13 4 1 39 13 19 6 4 9 23 32 17 65
4 Sao Paulo 36 17 12 7 57 39 18 9 7 2 27 15 18 8 5 5 30 24 18 63
5 Fluminense 37 17 10 10 53 42 18 10 5 3 29 14 19 7 5 7 24 28 11 61
6 Grêmio 37 14 17 6 53 39 19 10 6 3 34 23 18 4 11 3 19 16 14 59
7 Palmeiras 36 15 12 9 50 34 18 9 7 2 32 15 18 6 5 7 18 19 16 57
8 Santos 37 14 12 11 52 49 19 9 7 3 35 23 18 5 5 8 17 26 3 54
9 Atletico PR 37 14 8 15 36 36 18 8 5 5 18 13 19 6 3 10 18 23 0 50
10 Corinthians 37 13 11 13 45 45 19 8 7 4 29 23 18 5 4 9 16 22 0 50
11 Bragantino 37 12 14 11 49 40 18 9 5 4 33 19 19 3 9 7 16 21 9 50
12 Ceara 37 13 10 14 52 50 18 6 5 7 20 24 19 7 5 7 32 26 2 49
13 Atletico GO 36 11 13 12 36 43 18 5 9 4 21 20 18 6 4 8 15 23 -7 46
14 Sport Recife 37 12 6 19 31 48 19 8 2 9 19 23 18 4 4 10 12 25 -17 42
15 Bahia 37 11 8 18 46 59 18 8 2 8 25 26 19 3 6 10 21 33 -13 41
16 Fortaleza 37 10 11 16 34 42 19 8 6 5 20 15 18 2 5 11 14 27 -8 41
17 Vasco da Gama 37 9 11 17 34 54 18 6 5 7 18 19 19 3 6 10 16 35 -20 38
18 Goiás 37 9 10 18 39 60 19 6 5 8 19 28 18 3 5 10 20 32 -21 37
19 Coritiba 37 7 10 20 30 51 19 4 6 9 13 19 18 3 4 11 17 32 -21 31
20 Botafogo 36 4 12 20 30 60 18 2 5 11 15 30 18 2 7 9 15 30 -30 24

Read more about Serie A

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, often called the Brasileirão (or just Série A), is the primary football competition in Brazil. It has 20 teams playing each other twice from May to December, a total of 38 fixtures. The top team is crowned as the champion and the bottom four are relegated.