Boavista vs Fluminense – Campeonato Carioca: Fluminense’s debut on this state championship shouldn’t be the one they dreamt about.
The team, who has already struggled a bit in 2017, has been losing a lot in terms of quality of their roster at this start of the year.
The midfielder Gustavo Scarpa left the club after not being receiving his salary, and the attacker Henrique Dourado, the club’s top scorer in the league last year, has already announced he doesn’t want to stay.
To make matters worse, Fluminense can’t afford to spend a lot of money on signings.
Therefore, they should bank on their good core to setup their roster for the season.
For this match, Abel Braga has split the roster.
The starters stayed at Florida Cup and won’t play the initial round of this State Championship. Therefore, their reserves should play against Boavista, while their starters are still travelling and will only play on the 2nd round.
Latest results – Fluminense:
12.01.2018 INT CF PSV Eindhoven 1-1/p.5-4 Fluminense/RJ
03.12.2017 BRA D1 Atlético/GO 1-1 Fluminense/RJ
25.11.2017 BRA D1 Fluminense/RJ 1-2 Sport Recife/PE
20.11.2017 BRA D1 Fluminense/RJ 2-0 Ponte Preta/SP
15.11.2017 BRA D1 Corinthians/SP 3-1 Fluminense/RJ
12.11.2017 BRA D1 Cruzeiro/MG 3-1 Fluminense/RJ
Latest results – Boavista:
15.07.2017 BRA D4PO Boavista/RJ 1-3 Espírito Santo/ES
09.07.2017 BRA D4PO Espírito Santo/ES 1-0 Boavista/RJ
25.06.2017 BRA D4 Boavista/RJ 3-1 Caldense/MG
17.06.2017 BRA D4 Espírito Santo/ES 1-1 Boavista/RJ
10.06.2017 BRA D4 Boavista/RJ 0-2 RB Brasil/SP
03.06.2017 BRA D4 RB Brasil/SP 0-1 Boavista/RJ
Boavista are the Copa Rio’s champions and they come motivated into this competition, to try and cause problems to the big clubs here.
In recent history, the team has always invested in older players that have already played in big teams to boost their roster.
And this year, it won’t be any different. Boavista counts with Fellype Gabriel and Tarta, both players who have played in Rio de Janeiro’s top clubs.
Boavista vs Fluminense – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On this start of the season, the smaller teams always tend to have some advantage on the physical department, since they started to prepare their season earlier.
While the bigger teams are still on holidays, the smaller teams have already been practising for months.
We’ll have some of Fluminense’s youngsters against a more experienced team from Boavista. Therefore, I think there will be goals from both sides.
|Both teams to score||