FLMG Vs MNE Dream 11 Prediction: Flamengo Vs Atletico Mineiro. Despite being ravaged by COVID, Brazil decide to go ahead with the start of the new season.
While Brazil being one of the worst affected countries by the Coronavirus outbreak was more than enough to restrain from pushing for a return of sporting events, the management by the country’s leadership certainly warranted a delayed start of the Brazil Serie A 2020-21.
With over 1,00,000 casualties due to the disease and over 3,00,00,000 people affected by the disease till date, the country’s president Bolsonaro remained undeterred in his plans. A known lover of the game, the president decided to give the state football leagues a go ahead way back in June, a move which only further spurred cases of the pandemic.
And despite contracting Coronavirus himself, Bolsonaro in yet another baffling move gave the go ahead to the new season of the football league in the country on Friday. Last year’s winners and South American champions, Flamengo had a major part to play in the league’s resumption with the club applying massive pressure on the football association to begin the new season.
Their pressure clubbed with an appalling president bereft of any semblance will see the 2020-21 edition of the league commence starting today. And the last of the three encounters on opening day will see Flamengo square off against Atletico Mineiro in a contest to be played under stringent health measures.
It’s a clash which has only one outcome. 13th in the league last season and having brushed relegation on ample occasions, Atletico-MG will offer nothing on the day infront of last season’s winners.
Probable Playing 11
- Both Blanco and Diego will be ruled out for Atletico Mineiro for the upcoming clash owing to their prevalent injuries.
Alves, Rafinha, Caio, Leo, Luis, Everton, Arao, Gerson, Giorgian, Barbosa, Henrique
Rafael, Gabriel, Alonso, Aranha, Guga, Allan, Nathan, Franco, Keno, Jefferson, Marrony
Brazil Serie A 2020-21
Match: Flamengo Vs Atletico Mineiro
Date And Time: 10th August, Monday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
- Barbosa: 25 Goals, 8 Assists
- Gabriel: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Dream 11 Picks
Atletico-MG are going to approach this tie in only one way. With the side knowing they have end up getting really embarrassed by a Flamingo attack capable of going on a rampage, the visiting team will thrust everything it has into defence.
And someone who can save the team from a hammering on the day is the wordclass Rafael Pires Monteiro, a well endowed goal-keeper to see him be inducted in our side for this one.
While all the plaudits are directed towards Flamengo’s attack and rightfully so as well given the panache with which they have quashed sides, the defence can’t be ignored at any costs. The side is equipped with some stellar names, players who have accorded the front moving players with a free hand given their dominance at the back.
With the home side set to control play today and dictate the way this tie unfolds, a cleansheet looks extremely likely for the club. It sees us indulge ourselves in the indomitable and daunting trio of Rodrigo Caio, Leo Pereira and Rafinha for the day.
Its extremely difficult to emerge as the main player in the attacking docket when your side has gone onto hit 86 goals in a season. However, Flamengo’s Bruno Hernandes still managed to stand tall amongst his counterparts last year with a staggering 21 goals and three assists to his name to make him a must have pick for the day.
He’s going to be accompanied by Giorgian de Arrascaeta, someone who might just be the finest ball handler at the club. The midfielder has been extremely influential for the side across the years, someone whose ability to transition the ball from defence to attack has seen him pull off 14 goals and 13 assists.
Everton Ribeiro comes in as well from the side to wrap up a daunting trio capable of making a mockery of Atletico-MG on the day. Elsewhere, the opposition will see the singular name be approached by us with the extradonaire Allan de Souza being inducted in our team.
He has an avid eye for the goal, one which saw Flamengo’s Gabriel Barbosa rope in a behemoth 28 goals for himself last season. The opposition elsewhere will see us indulge in the pick of a duo, one responsible for guiding the side clear of relegation at a time of peril last season.
Marcos Keno and Jefferson Savarino are endowed with some alluring attacking traits, ones which could see them spring a surprise on Flamengo to see us ingrain the duo in our Dream 11 team.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Flamengo’s top scorer last season, Barbosa will be our captain for the day while Henrique is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Rafael, Leo, Rafinha, Caio, Souza, Henrique, Ribeiro, Giorgian, Barbosa, Savarino, Keno
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.