Football Bet of the Day: Flamengo on a fast track to goals
In Brazil, the Bullet Train are speeding towards goals again, says Tobias Gourlay
"Despite Flamengo's lofty position in the table, they're seven games without a win away from home"
Vasco da Gama v Flamengo
Today, we're in Brazil. One of tonight's Serie A games pitches 17th-placed Vasco da Gama at home to fourth-placed Flamengo. Despite Flamengo's lofty position in the table, they're seven games without a win away from home and we're not sure they'll have everything their own way in Rio this evening.
Last time out at home, Vasco went down 0-3 to Santos, but that was the first time in 12 matches this season that the Bullet Train had failed to score on their own patch. At the other end, they've managed just a couple of clean sheets, which means both teams have scored in 9/12 of those matches.
Flamengo have found the back of the net of 10/12 on the road this term. We've got no problem with them scoring again tonight. And, at the other end, their bad defensive form (no clean sheets in any of those seven winless away games) means we've got no problem with their hosts scoring too. At [2.30], the price on Both Teams to Score looks a generous one.
2018 P/L (1pt per bet)
Back Both Teams to Score @ [2.30] in Vasco da Gama v Flamengo