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Flamengo vs Fluminense FC 

Competition – Brazil Serie A

Stadium – Estadio do Maracanã

Date: 12th October 2017

Kick-off time – 21:00 GMT

7th in the table Flamengo will look to get into the top five when they host Fluminense in this game.

Flamengo have gathered 39 points from 26 games after winning 10, drawing 9 and losing 7 of those matches.

They are five points ahead of Athletico-PR and 5 points behind 4th placed Cruzeiro.

This game could take them above Botafogo who have just 1 points more than them.

After winning impressively against Sport Recife and Chapecoense in mid-September, they have slumped to a run of 3 games without a win including their Cup loss to Cruzeiro in the Brazilian Cup.

They will be hoping top scorer P Guerrero can get a couple of goals in this game and help them get back to winning ways again.

Fluminense are disappointingly placed 16th in the league table and they will be desperate to get up the table and avoid a late relegation scare.

They have taken just 31 points from 26 league games so far and have a negative goal difference of -2.

They come into this game off the back of a 1-0 loss at Gremio which was their 4th consecutive loss.

They have scored just two goals in that run of games while conceding 7 and with just one point separating them from the relegation zone they need a win in this game to keep them out of trouble as a loss and a win for other relegation battlers could see them drop into the relegation dogfight with 12 games left to play.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Flamengo

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Cruzeiro 0-0 Flamengo Sep 28, 2017 Copa Do Brazil
D Flamengo 1-1 Avaí Sep 24, 2017 Futebol Brasileiro
W Flamengo 4-0 Chapecoense AF Sep 21, 2017 Copa Sudamericana
W Flamengo 2-0 Sport Sep 17, 2017 Futebol Brasileiro
D Chapecoense AF 0-0 Flamengo Sep 14, 2017 Copa Sudamericana

Fluminense FC 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Fluminense FC 0-1 Palmeiras Sep 24, 2017 Futebol Brasileiro
L LDU Quito 2-1 Fluminense FC Sep 22, 2017 Copa Sudamericana
L Atlético Paranaense 3-1 Fluminense FC Sep 17, 2017 Futebol Brasileiro
W Fluminense FC 1-0 LDU Quito Sep 15, 2017 Copa Sudamericana
D EC Vitória 2-2 Fluminense FC Sep 10, 2017 Futebol Brasileiro

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Fluminense FC 2-2 Flamengo Jun 18, 2017 Futebol Brasileiro
Fluminense FC 1-1 Flamengo Apr 2, 2017 Brazilian Campeonato Carioca
Fluminense FC 3-3 Flamengo Mar 5, 2017 Brazilian Campeonato Carioca
Fluminense FC 1-2 Flamengo Oct 14, 2016 Futebol Brasileiro
Flamengo 1-2 Fluminense FC Jun 26, 2016 Futebol Brasileiro

Other fixtures taking place this week in Brazil Serie A:

Brazil Serie A Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P

Brazil  Serie A Results

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