Flamengo expected to challenge São Paulo at their own home

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Competition: Brazil Serie A
Competition: Fri 26.February
Match begins: 00:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo

The São Paulo & Flamengo managers M. Vizolli and R. Mücke Ceni are both dreading and looking forward to this decisive game in the upper regions of the Serie A league table.

Insights:
  • São Paulo has the most points from losing position (22) in Serie A
  • Flamengo has the most scored goals (67) in Serie A

It's no vacation for neither Paulo nor Flamengo as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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São Paulo form and stats

When playing at home in the Serie A, São Paulo have managed 9 wins, 7 draws and suffered 2 defeats from 18 games. Three draws from their last three home games means a steady supply of points here at Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo, but a victory now would be sweet for Paulo.

The fans are hoping that Paulo will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 0-1 away loss in the Serie A game against Botafogo (placed 20th). Preceding that game was the home draw versus Palmeiras that ended 1-1.

Tiago Volpi had a busy but productive day in the Botafogo match. Despite making seven saves the loss could not be prevented. Some supporters pointed their nail-bitten fingers at Luciano for missing a penalty kick versus Botafogo in the 84th minute. It's possible that a goal in that situation would have changed the outcome.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for São Paulo, as the Paulista A1 home game vs Botafogo SP is only three days away.

A decent goal production from Paulo in their home games so far, with 27 goals from 18 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. São Paulo are not conceding a lot of goals here at Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 15 from 18 matches.

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Flamengo form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team, who have the most scored goals (67) in Serie A, on their Serie A travels is 10 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats.

Flamengo won their last game, 2-1 versus Internacional played at home. Before that, Flamengo secured a home win against Corinthians with the score 2-1.

Flamengo are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 32 times in 18 away games so far. As opposed to that, Flamengo have seen the ball go into their own net 23 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Flamengo - São Paulo 1-4 played earlier this season. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: five wins for Paulo, four draws and one win for Flamengo. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: six games.

Top Goalscorers

PauloL. da Rocha Neves
L. da Rocha Neves
17 goals
FlamengoG. Barbosa Almeida
G. Barbosa Almeida
14 goals
FlamengoP. Abreu dos Santos
P. Abreu dos Santos
13 goals

São Paulo missing players

Flamengo missing players

São Paulo Flamengo
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
37 18 4 Played P 4 18 37
17 9 2 Won W 2 10 21
12 7 1 Drew D 1 4 8
8 2 1 Lost L 1 4 8
57 27 7 Scored S 8 32 67
40 15 6 Conceded C 9 23 46
97% 94% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 94% 97%
78% 72% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 78% 86%
49% 39% 75% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 61% 59%
22% 17% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 75% 28% 27%
11% 6% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 17% 16%
62% 56% 50% BTTS BTTS 75% 50% 62%
27% 39% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 33% 24%
14% 11% 25% Failed to Score F T 25% 22% 16%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.3 2.4 2.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.6 2.3
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 2 3
 
15.3 17.3 12.8 Shots (avg) S ( 15.2 13.7 15.9
5.7 6 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 6 5.4 5.9
27% 25% 44% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 33% 30%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Flamengo has the most points (34) away in Serie A
  • Flamengo has the most scored goals (67) in Serie A
  • Flamengo has the most scored goals in the second half (39) in Serie A
  • Flamengo have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Flamengo is in the best form (5-1-0)
  • São Paulo has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (18) in Serie A
  • São Paulo has the most points from losing position (22) in Serie A

  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 Atlético Mineiro 37 19 8 10 62 45 18 13 4 1 39 13 19 6 4 9 23 32 17 65
4 São Paulo 37 17 12 8 57 40 18 9 7 2 27 15 19 8 5 6 30 25 17 63
5 Fluminense 37 17 10 10 53 42 18 10 5 3 29 14 19 7 5 7 24 28 11 61
6 Gremio 37 14 17 6 53 39 19 10 6 3 34 23 18 4 11 3 19 16 14 59
7 Palmeiras 37 15 13 9 51 35 19 9 8 2 33 16 18 6 5 7 18 19 16 58
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 Ceará 37 13 10 14 52 50 18 6 5 7 20 24 19 7 5 7 32 26 2 49
13 Atlético GO 37 11 14 12 37 44 18 5 9 4 21 20 19 6 5 8 16 24 -7 47
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 Goias 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 37 5 12 20 31 60 19 3 5 11 16 30 18 2 7 9 15 30 -29 27

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.