Equally scoring and flirting with the relegation zone, Chapecoense and Fluminense have their paths crossed on Thursday, June 13. The meeting will take place at the Arena Condá in Chapecó. It is part of the schedule of the ninth round of the Brazilian Championship Series A in its 2019 version, the last before the stoppage of the tournament due to the Copa América. The beginning is scheduled for 20h (Brasília time).As it has been since 2003, the tournament is played in the points system. The 20 participants will make 38 round-trip matches. At the end, whoever is at the top of the leaderboard takes the cup.There are still plenty of places in other tournaments. The top four will be assured in the group stage of the Copa Libertadores of 2020. Whoever stays in the fifth or sixth position can also get there, but will have to go through the qualifiers first. The top six still have the right to start the Brazil Cup in 2020 from the eighth finals. Who finishes between the seventh and the twelfth places will have the right to compete in the next edition of the South American Cup. The last four fall to Series B.
Chapecoense was beaten on Monday, June 10, by 3 to 1, to Goiás, in Goiânia, in a game that concluded the schedule of the eighth round of Serie A do Brasileirão. The game was involved in controversy with the Santa Catarina cards announcing that they would request the annulment of the game for the considered use undue of the video referee. Then they backed away saying that they would only protest the arbitration decisions.In the final of the Campeonato Catarinense, Chapecoense filed a protest seeking annulment of the decision against Avaí and was unsuccessful in their suit. The threat of repeating the maneuver is a sign of despair over the uncomfortable situation facing the club in the tournament.With seven points (two wins, one draw and five losses), Chape started the sixteenth round in the sixteenth place in the standings of the Brazilian Serie A, the first outside the relegation zone. Depending on Wednesday’s results, you may enter the field on Z4.
The Fluminense, although it presents / displays superior quality of soccer, has the same number of points of Chapecoense. However, the seven points (two wins, one draw and five defeats) conquered put the tricolor in the fifteenth position when using the tiebreaker criteria.The situation of the club, however, is much more delicate due to its administrative crisis, which provoked even the anticipation of the presidential election. Striker Luciano, the club’s top scorer in the first half, has asked not to be scaled in Thursday’s game. As he has already played six games for Brasileirão, he does not want to complete the seventh, which according to the rules of the tournament would prevent him from transferring to another Serie A club. He wants to leave Fluminense, which has been in arrears since last year.Another low for the match on Thursday is right back Gilberto. He was out of the scoreless draw with Flamengo on Sunday, June 9, and did not recover. So, Igor Juliao will continue in the position. The back of Nino, who has been suspended by the accumulation of yellow cards, but will remain without Matheus Ferraz, who was found to rupture the right ligament and should undergo surgery.
Football Prediction of the Day Chapecoense vs Fluminense
Although in the field Fluminense has shown itself better than Chapecoense, it is difficult to imagine that the extra-field problems do not affect the players. Thus, the prognosis in the success of the team of Santa Catarina ends up being an option for the duel of this Thursday by the ninth round of the Brazilian Championship of the Series A version 2019.
Bet Tips: Chapecoense wins