Fluminense had a great start to the season. Fernando Diniz’s team confidently beat Sporting Cristal (3-1) in the first round of the Copa Libertadores before beating Flamengo in the derby (4-1) in the final of the Carioca Championship.
Such a brilliant victory gave the players confidence, which contributed to the defeat of Paysandu (3:0) in the 1/16 finals of the Brazilian Cup and America MG (3:0) in the first round of Serie A. It is worth noting that the “tricolor” in in their debut match of the championship, they were able to create 3xg – more than any other club, which once again confirms the excellent functional readiness of the players.
“The strongest” started the season a bit earlier and managed to play 7 rounds in it, in which he never lost and shares the 1st line with “Bolivar”, giving him additional indicators.
However, this is unlikely to help the club in any way against the Brazilian giants. The class difference between the teams is huge. For example, in terms of the transfer value of the teams, the Tigers are 5.5 times worse than their rival, and according to the global ranking of the analytical company Opta, the clubs share 232 positions.
I assume that Fluminense will overtake the opponent by at least 2 goals.