Match Time:6/13/2019 08:30 Thursday(GMT+8)
Neither side have relevant injury news ahead of this league match.
Injured/unavailable: Alexandre Cajuru, Amaral (both knee); Ronaldo Alves (head); Andres Escobar, Cristian Maidana (both hamstring); Cassiano (foot), Maranhao (calf)
Injured/unavailable: Rhodolfo (knee)
MAIN PREDICTION: AWAY WIN
CS Alagoano hosted another Rio de Janeiro side last weekend, Botafogo, and lost 2-1. It was another uninspiring performance from them at home, but this one was their first league defeat in front of their crowd this season, having won once and drawn twice. Nevertheless, they are still in the relegation zone with six points from eight league matches.
Flamengo played a fierce local derby away at Fluminense in the league last weekend and drew 0-0. They are still unbeaten in the league since manager Abel Braga resigned from his job two weeks ago, having won twice and drawn once, but they should have done better against their weaker rivals, despite playing away from home. It was their second draw in league action (four wins, two losses) and they missed a huge opportunity to catch up on the leaders.
CS Alagoano have failed to defeat both top sides that visited them so far this season (Santos and Palmeiras - both league matches ended in draws) while Flamengo are still chasing their first away win in the league (two draws, two losses). Nevertheless, I think the visitors will grab a win here, given their recent positive run. I’m going with an away win.
SECOND PREDICTION: FIRST TEAM TO SCORE - FLAMENGO
Flamengo have a good scoring record in the league, with 13 goals on their tally, while CS Alagoano have scored just three times all season. I can only see the visitors opening the scoring here.
HEAD TO HEAD
These two have never faced each other in league action.