Flamengo comes into this match after suffering a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the hands of Corinthians. However, Flamengo can take some positives from the defeat as they were not all that bad. Currently, Flamengo are in position 7 in the Brasileirao league with 20 points. It is worth noting that Flamengo are level on points with four other teams, and hence, the results of this match will affect Flamengo’s league position significantly. Atletico MG, on the other hand, are 9th in the league standings and are one of the teams that are level on points with Flamengo. The other three are Internacional, Atletico PR, and Ponte Preta. Atletico MG are undefeated in their last 5 league matches (W 4 D1) and they are determined to maintain the positive run.
In terms of head to head stats, Flamengo have managed two wins, while Atletico have won four times in their last six mutual contests in all competitions. Both sides will go for a win this match and a draw is a possible outcome.
Flamengo will miss Paulo Victor, Rodinei, and Ederson through injuries and Paolo Guerrero through suspension. On the other side, Atletico MG will be without Edcarlos, Leandro Donizete who are injured and Fred who is suspended. In addition, Lucas Pato and Luan remains doubtful.
The possible team lineups are:
Flamengo: Muralha; Jorge, Vaz, Rever, Para; Arao, Araujo, Everton, Patrick; Marcelo, Vizeu
Atletico MG: Victor; Rocha, Silva, Erazo, Douglas; Urso, Carioca, Clayton, Cazares, Robinho; Carvalho