Friday will be an eventful Friday, compared to the previous day’s busy evening, thanks to an abundance of back-to-back Conference League qualifiers. But there will still be some football, and it all starts on the night. Several cup quarter-final games will be played in Brazil at that time, including the duel between Fortaleza and Fluminense. Who will gain the advantage at the end of the first meeting? The analytics department of the website has presented their forecast for this match on July 29, 2022. For full statistics and odds for the match, look at 1xbet mobile.
Fortaleza find themselves in a hole after last year’s jump
The Three Colours of Steel managed to take fourth place in 2021, falling just short of their best ever result. Except now it’s all turned out to be a move to roughly the same position, only at the other end. The Brazilians partly made up for that failure in the Copa Libertadores, where they advanced from the group. But they were already knocked out by Estudiantes in the 1/8 finals (1-1 at home, 0-3 in Argentina). Now, for ambition, there is still the Cup, where they got past Ceará in the last round. But do we need to tear up any further. After all, things are not going well in Serie A. Yes, we drew 0-0 with Santos – but that result leaves us in last place in the table.
Fluminense are looking decent at the moment.
The “team of warriors” is “celebrating” this year’s anniversary, 10 years since their 4th and so far their last championship. Since that triumph, there has been little to show for it. On the contrary, the lion’s share of the draws ended with a finish at the bottom of the standings. Against that backdrop, the seventh position taken in Brasilerao 2021 already looked like some progress. And, more importantly, it seems to be continuing now. Not everything has worked out and, for example, performances in the Copa Sudamericana have ended in the group stage. But they have gradually improved in Serie A, moving up into the top group. A 2-1 win against Red Bull Bragantino has secured third place in the current table. At the same time, Fernando Diniz’s side made it big in the Cup with Cruzeiro.
Fortaleza, as part of their last, successful season, picked up 4 points in 2 matches. But in June, Fluminense got their revenge, winning for the 4th time in their last 7 fixtures.
Fluminense have to realize that everything will be decided in the return, home game, and not to tear up their veins. But Fortaleza are very weak, so bet on the visitors with a handicap of “0” (odds – 1.81).