Volta Redonda vs Flamengo – Campeonato Carioca: Flamengo visits Volta Redonda on the first round of this 2018’s Campeonato Carioca.
Those who expected Flamengo to make several signings and setting up an even stronger roster was mistaken. The team has kept a moderate posture on the transfer market and there are still a lot of uncertainties about who they will really sign.
Guerrero is still suspended, and to make matters worse, Flamengo have lost their manager. Reinaldo Rueda has left the club to take on the Chilean national team.
On the scare, the team has appointed Paulo Cesar Carpegiani as their manager, he who was hired to be the club’s technical coordinator. For this first round, Flamengo will field a very young line-up. Their starters are just returning and will not play here.
With an age average of 19 years old, Flamengo is banking on their youth.
Voltaço or Volta Redonda is a more traditional team from the countryside of Rio de Janeiro that accumulates some good campaigns in the more recent state championships, even reaching the final sometimes.
For this season, their biggest signing was the experienced Anselmo that will command the attack. The preparation friendlies show an inconsistent team with good and bad results. The team has won twice, drew 3 times and lost 3 times.
Latest results – Volta Redonda/RJ:
10.01.2018 CF Volta Redonda/RJ 3-1 São Mateus/ES
29.12.2017 CF Volta Redonda/RJ 3-1 Resende/RJ
22.12.2017 CF Volta Redonda/RJ 2-5 Tupi/MG
23.09.2017 D3 Sampaio Correa/MA 1-1 Volta Redonda/RJ
16.09.2017 D3 Volta Redonda/RJ 0-1 Sampaio Correa/MA
09.09.2017 D3 Sao Bento/SP 1-0 Volta Redonda/RJ
Latest results CR – Flamengo/RJ:
13.12.2017 CSA CR Flamengo/RJ 1-1 Independiente
06.12.2017 CSA Independiente 2-1 CR Flamengo/RJ
03.12.2017 D1 Vitória/BA 1-2 CR Flamengo/RJ
30.11.2017 CSA Junior Barranquilla 0-2 CR Flamengo/RJ
26.11.2017 D1 CR Flamengo/RJ 1-2 Santos/SP
23.11.2017 CSA CR Flamengo/RJ 2-1 Junior Barranquilla
Volta Redonda vs Flamengo – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Tough game for Flamengo’s youngsters. Even not looking too convincing, Volta Redonda at home is always a tough opponent.
But on the friendlies, they didn’t leave a great impression. Therefore, I believe there will be goals for both sides. Flamengo’s youth should be decisive to make this a very exciting match.
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