Sunday Football Tips: Back Bruno in Brazilian derby battle

Bruno Henrique
Bruno Henrique can hit the target for Flamengo

Paul Higham has a Brazilian Bet Builder special from the big Rio derby built around Flamengo's Bruno Henrique's shooting boots...

"Flamengo have bossed the shots on target charts against Fluminense of late and Bruno Henrique has had two on target in four of his last six league games."

Back Flamengo to beat Fluminense & Henrique 2+ shots on target with Bet Builder at around 4.84/1

Flamengo v Fluminense
Sunday 4 July 20:00 BST kick-off

No Euros and no Copa America taking place on Sunday evening but we've got a belter of a game down in Brazil with the latest installment of the Flamengo and Fluminense Rio rivalry taking place at the Maracana.

So it's a Brazilian Bet Builder we're opting for on Sunday.

The fierce Rio rivals will clash for the fifth time this year in the fabled 'Fla-Flu' derby that began in 1912 and has become the most heated encounter in Brazilian football - a country awash with heated encounters such is their love of the beautiful game.

Defending Brazilian Serie A champions Flamengo are going for a third title in a row and sit six points off top spot but with a couple of games in hand, with Fluminense two points behind their big rivals but having played two games more.

It's Flamengo, then, who go into the derby as big 1.654/6 favourites despite winning just one of the four games between the two in 2021 (D1 L2), with Fluminense currently on a four-game winless run in the league with just one win in seven in all competitions.

So we're going with a Flamengo victory here, but with Bet Builder we're boosting our odds by siding with their forward Bruno Henrique to fire them to victory.

Henrique has been taking pot shots whenever he can this season, and he's a decent price at 3.412/5 to have two shots on target at the Maracana on Sunday.

Flamengo have been bossing the shots on target tallies in recent meetings, recording 6, 5, 8, 6 in their last four against Fluminense.

Henrique has matched this mark in four out of six Serie A games this season and in the heat of this intense battle he'll be out to lead the way again so will be letting fly at regular intervals.

COLUMN P/L

Staked: 99pts
Returned: 88.38pts
P/L: -10.62pts

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