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Flamengo vs Fortaleza prediction, betting odds & free tips (23/06/2021)

One of the more interesting games in this round of the Brazilian Serie A is the match between Flamengo and Fortaleza. If you want to learn more about the game, check our preview and free betting picks for it.

Our top betting tips and predictions for Flamengo vs Fortaleza

Even though Flamengo is the clear favourite here, this game could turn out to be closer than the bookies expect. With that in mind, check our top betting tips for Flamengo vs Fortaleza.

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

Flamengo and Fortaleza to Draw at Half Time

We feel that the bookies have underestimated Fortaleza a bit and we don’t like the odds on Flamengo. Even though we agree that the defending champions are the favourites in the game, the odds are too low considering the fact that Fortaleza is second in the standings and without a loss in the first five games they played. So, our prediction here is for these two teams to draw at half time, just like they did in the last three h2h duels. Furthermore, Flamengo has drawn at half time in two of their last three matches in the league, while the same is true for three of the last five Fortaleza games.

Over 2.5 Total Goals

Three of the last five meetings between Flamengo and Fortaleza have gone over 2.5 total goals, so we expect to see at least three goals in this game as well – despite the fact that these two teams have not played many high scoring games this season. In fact, Flamengo only went over 2.5 total goals once in the last five matches in all competitions, while the same happened in two of the last five Fortaleza fixtures.

Both Teams to Score – Yes

We haven’t seen both teams scoring in any of the previous five Fortaleza matches in Serie A since they managed to keep a clean sheet in all of them. Yes, you heard that right – Fortaleza did not concede a goal yet in Serie A. However, it’s hard to expect the same in their game against the current champions, so our prediction here is for both teams to score, which happened in three of the last five head-to-head matches between these two teams.

Flamengo vs Fortaleza preview: Can Fortaleza resist the champions?

The duel between the current champions of Brazil and the team that’s had a great start to the season should be very interesting, so let’s take a closer look at both teams:

Flamengo

The defending champions are doing ok in the new season. The team has played just three games so far in Serie A since the other two of their games were postponed, with Flamengo winning two of those games and losing Bragantino in the previous round. In addition to this, Flamengo eliminated Coritiba in Copa do Brasil to reach the Top 16 stage. More importantly, the team is almost fully healthy with only Thiago Maia on the injury list right now.

Fortaleza

The team that barely stayed in the Brazilian top-flight last season has started the new season in Serie A with a fury. After five games played, Fortaleza is 2nd in the league with three wins and two draws. Meanwhile, the team also advanced to the Top 16 stage of the Brazilian cup after eliminating Ceara in the process. In any case, it’s been a great month for Fortaleza, but they will be without Isaque, Jackson and Jussa in the upcoming Flamengo match.

The best odds and stats for Flamengo vs Fortaleza

If you want to bet on the top odds for Flamengo vs Fortaleza, check our selection of odds from various UK bookies:

Brazil Serie A
Flamengo
VS
Fortaleza EC
June 23, 2021
HIGHEST ODDS ACROSS 6 BOOKMAKERS
1
X
2
1 X 2
icon 2/5 16/5 icon icon 7/1
12/25 13/4 32/5
2/5 16/5 7/1
icon 11/25 14/5 icon 11/2 icon
11/25 3/1 7/1
2/5 32/11 13/2

Flamengo vs Fortaleza EC

icon Head to Head

26/12/20
BSA
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
0 - 0
Flamengo
Flamengo
05/09/20
BSA
Flamengo
Flamengo
2 - 1
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
16/10/19
BSA
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
1 - 2
Flamengo
Flamengo
01/06/19
BSA
Flamengo
Flamengo
2 - 0
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
19/05/16
CDB
Flamengo
Flamengo
1 - 2
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC

Flamengo

Last 5

20/06/21
BSA
Flamengo
Flamengo
2 - 3
Bragantino
Bragantino
17/06/21
CDB
Flamengo
Flamengo
2 - 0
Coritiba
Coritiba
13/06/21
BSA
Flamengo
Flamengo
2 - 0
America MG
America MG
10/06/21
CDB
Coritiba
Coritiba
0 - 1
Flamengo
Flamengo
30/05/21
BSA
Flamengo
Flamengo
1 - 0
Palmeiras
Palmeiras

Fortaleza EC

Last 5

20/06/21
BSA
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
1 - 1
Fluminense
Fluminense
17/06/21
BSA
Atletico GO
Atletico GO
0 - 0
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
13/06/21
BSA
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
1 - 0
Sport Recife
Sport Recife
11/06/21
CDB
Ceara
Ceara
0 - 3
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
06/06/21
BSA
Fortaleza EC
Fortaleza EC
5 - 1
Internacional
Internacional

Frequently asked questions for Flamengo vs Fortaleza

Flamengo vs Fortaleza Prediction

  • Who is hosting the game? Flamengo is hosting the game at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
  • When will the game start? The game will start at 11 pm BST on Wednesday, June 23rd.
  • Which team is the favourite? Flamengo is the clear favourite at 2/5 odds.