The program of the 26th round of the Brazilian Serie A will be concluded by a match between Ponte Preta and Flamengo. The future hosts are risking to be relegated from the elite divisions, while Flamengo are fighting for getting into the Copa Libertadores zone. It doesn’t fit for such a status team, like the team from Rio to be left without CL for the future season.
After 25 player rounds in the Brazilian Serie A, Ponte Preta have 28 points in the asset, the team is behind the saving 16th position by only one point, therefore the chances on saving a spot in the elite are decent. Within the last five games, Ponte Preta managed to win once: 1:0 against Sport Recife, this was an encounter within the round of 16 of Copa Sudamericana. As a result, the future hosts got eliminated fron the tournament. Ponte Preta have had 12 matches at their home ground in the current season, in which they have six victories with four defeats.
Flamengo are situated on the seventh position with 39 points in the asset, only one point gap to top-six and Botafogo. But the Red-and-Blacks have a mediocre away statistics: only three victories in 12 games away, 13 goals scored and 15 conceded.
Ponte Preta are a pronounced domestic team, which has a very high motivation, due to a difficult tournament state. Flamengo are strong opponents, eager to get into top-six, but the men from Rio have noticeable problems in away games. A bet on the outsider looks like a decent option in the forthcoming game.
Prediction for the match: Ponte Preta not to lose