Flamengo vs River Plate: Tonight, Flamengo makes its debut on the 2018 Copa Libertadores.
Looking for their 2nd title, Flamengo won’t have the Maracanã as a weapon, because they will play their home matches at the Estádio Nilton Santos.
Although they are one of the most successful teams in Brazil, internationally Flamengo usually doesn’t do well, accumulating disappointments, like it happened on the last edition where they were eliminated still on the group stage, or not being able to advance on the knockout rounds.
The Copa Libertadores has become an objective for the club. They set up a qualified roster, which they had already done last season.
Paulo César Carpggiani got a chance on a big club and he has been showing that he is definitely a very capable manager.
This is a team that is very good from the midfield forward, especially on the setup line, with Éverton, Lucas Paquetá, Diego and Éverton Ribeiro, besides Dourado as a centre forward.
River on the other hand, is one of the big clubs in Argentina, alongside Boca, and they have won this competition several times.
The team comes into this competition as one of the teams that invested a lot. However, they haven’t quite geared up yet.
They sit in 21st place of the Argentinian league, which is absurd if we consider the investment that was made.
Now the Libertadores will be the trial of fire for the manager that is not being able to put this team playing as it was expected.
The big highlight of the team is their attacking duo, with Scocco that has made a great campaign on the 2017 Copa Libertadores and Lucas Pratto, who was a very expensive signing from Brazilian football.
Flamengo vs River Plate – Betting Tip and Prediction:
In my opinion, right now Flamengo has more chances to get the win here. Although River has a good team, they have some absences and the Brazilian team was able to rest during the weekend.
Flamengo’s moment of form is very good, and they come here in full strength, so I believe they have good chances of winning, specially playing at home.