In Week 7 of the Brasileirao, the Flamengo vs Vasco da Gama match will take place this Sunday, July 14, 2013 (2:30 PM PST) at the Estadio Mane Garrincha in Brasilia. In a city of Rio de Janeiro classic, Flamengo and Vasco da Gama will play each other away from their town in Brasilia for the 3rd time. Both squads have begun the season poorly and sit in the bottom half of the table. However, Sunday’s match will be a game of rivalry, where there is no room for mistakes, and where the winner will have the opportunity of escalating necessary regular standing positions.
The team coached by Mano Menezes has had a very poor start to the Brasileirao 2013. In six games, Flamengo only has 6 points which have them in 18th place of the standings. Flamengo has scored 7 goals, however they have been shut out by opponents in three occasions. Sunday’s match will be in a neutral field, where both teams last played each other in 1967. This will be a good opportunity for Mano Menezes to lead his team to a well needed 3 points which could change the early course of their season.
Like Flamengo, Vasco da Gama has been irregular at the start of the season. After 6 games they have 7 points; 6 points behind the first place Botafogo. The team coached by Roberto Dinamite has scored 8 goals, but they have been disastrous on defense by having allowed 13 for the worst back-line in the league. Vasco lost their last match against another tough rival, Internacional, and on Sunday they face another tough test to an already difficult schedule.
Flamengo vs Vasco da Gama
The Flamengo vs Vasco da Gama game will be a good contest in a packed Mane Garrincha Stadium. While both teams have done below average at the start of the season, in games like this the stats are erased as rivalry takes over. Flamengo has had the better defense, and that will be the game changer on Sunday. The Flamengo vs Vasco da Gama match will end in a 3-1 win for Flamengo.
Flamengo vs Vasco da Gama Television
The Flamengo vs Vasco da Gama Brasileirao match will be televised this Sunday, July 14, 2013 on GolTV USA at 2:30 PM Pacific.