Fluminense vs Defensor Sporting Match Preview, Soccer Prediction, and Betting Tips
Brazil’s Fluminense would be hosting Uruguay’s Defensor Sporting in this Friday’s Copa Sudamericana second round match. The host would be looking to get a huge advantage ahead of the return leg in Uruguay, but would their visitors allow that.
The hosts were beaten 1-0 by Ceara in their last game, but they have made a more positive start under their new manager, Marcelo Oliviera, and their fans would be hoping they get back on the right track soon enough.
Since the manager came in after the World Cup break, they have beaten Palmeiras at home, Sporting Recife away, and took a point from their visit to local rivals, Vasco da Gama. They come into this game with 7 wins from their last 8 games in this competition, so confidence is high.
The visitors are not in the best possible shape at the moment. They are one of the biggest teams in Uruguay, but they have been underperforming greatly more recently. They have just six points from as many games in their recent league outings, so they are in need of some serious lifting as they head to Brazil for this game.
Defensor’s loss at home to Danubio the last time out means that they have now lost 9 games in their last 13 matches.