Santa Fe vs Flamengo Soccer Prediction Today
Independent Santa Fe
After six games without winning, which caused the change of coach, the Santa Fe managed to break the sequence on Sunday, April 22. At home, he defeated the Leones, by 2 to 1, in a match for the seventeenth round of the Liga Águila, the Colombian Championship. He scored 21 points (six wins, three draws and seven wins).
That made the team up to tenth place. It follows, however, outside the classification zone for the decisive stage. The top eight advance to claim the title. This block is closed by Atletico Junior of Barranquilla, which has four more points. With just two more games to go, the chance of the Independiente avoiding early elimination is remote.
Thus, the game of Wednesday ends up becoming even more important for the Colombian team, which tied its first three matches in the tournament. A victory would put Independiente in the zone of classification for the second phase of the Libertadores.
Once again the team should be led by interim coach Agustin Julio. He was responsible for leading the team in a 2-2 draw with Flamengo in the last round of the first round of the Libertadores group stage.
The tie against Independiente provoked protests from the fans, who scoured the walls of Gávea with criticism directed not only at the direction but also to midfielder Diego. Coincidentally or opportunistically, the athlete, claiming a concussion, was out of the match on Saturday, April 21, against América-MG in Maracanã for the second round of the Brazilian Championship.
Without the one who is considered, at least in theory, the most important player of red-black, Flamengo managed to beat the miners by scoring 2-0 and getting their first win in the competition.
Coach Mauricio Barbieri, who is being held as caretaker in the position, opted to put Geuvânio as the starter, since he could not count on Everton Ribeiro, who is generally responsible for playing Diego when the starter is unable to play . The athlete was suspended for being sent off in a 2-2 draw with Vitória in the first round.
For the duel of this Wednesday, Everton Ribeiro is released to return to act and most likely will be related as a starter. It remains to be seen who will be chosen to leave the team. Geuvânio is the biggest candidate to lose the vacancy, but if Barbieri decides to adopt a more cautious stance, striker Vinicius Júnior may be the chosen one.
Another option to achieve the same effect would be the departure of Henrique Dourado. But the two goals scored on Saturday by the striker must guarantee it among holders in Bogota. This, of course if Diego does not recover and is ready to play without having the problem of being the target of the fans of his team.
Soccer Prediction of the Day Santa Fe vs Flamengo
With the win guaranteed, Barbieri did a test with a very defensive formation at the end of the game putting in the field four fliers. Perhaps it was an experiment aimed at securing a stronger defensive system in Colombia.
For the home factor and the need to improve the classification, it will be up to Independiente to adopt a more offensive stance. The Colombians, however, show great fragility in the defensive system.
Prediction Today: A tie