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who comes favorite to face off

Corinthians and Flamengo kick off the quarter-finals of the Copa Libertadores 2022 tomorrow (2). The two Brazilian groups are the primary to take to the pitch on this subsequent section of the continental championship.

The first leg will happen this Tuesday at 21:30 (Brazilian time) on the Neo Química Arena, and the second leg is scheduled for the ninth, additionally on Tuesday, at 21:30 on the Maracana.

Hot on the heels of Dorival Júnior’s arrival, Flamengo come into the match rocked by a 4-1 defeat to Atlético-GO on the Maracana for the Brazilian championship. The red-blacks have gained 5 of the final six video games performed.

Corinthians, the most effective residence group within the nation, haven’t misplaced at residence in a yr and have the help of their followers to construct an excellent benefit within the first leg. Vitor Pereira’s males are additionally coming off a 1-0 win in Brasileirão over Botafogo and have gained three of their final 4 video games performed.

What’s occurring, Who is the favorite for the quarter-final showdown? Columnists from UOL Esporte had been requested and gave their opinions which group ought to advance to the following spherical from Liberty. Check:

Flamingo. It’s nonetheless the higher group, with extra particular person expertise, and it is beginning to get higher collectively. But Vítor Pereira has already confirmed that he can win even with out the most effective group, particularly at residence.
ALICIA KLEIN

Flamengo is the favorite as they outline it at residence. But far lower than many push the body as if there’s all this imbalance. Corinthians are sturdy in Itaquera, have a greater coach, have extra playing cards up their sleeve tactically to shock, and Cássia, the goalkeeper for 3 factors. Flamengo is clearly on the rise, however the low ratio of possibilities created to the objectives of the holders is an enormous impediment, much more so within the playoffs.
ANDRÉ ROCHA

Flamengo has extra groups, extra bench choices and reveals higher soccer. This is a favorite. Corinthians, then again, could make life depressing for the rival due to the great work of Vitor Pereira, who achieved inexplicable victories even and not using a good sport.
DANILO LAVIERI

Flamengo. Time full with Dorival and the star-studded line-up strengthened with the arrival of Vidal and Cebolinha. But this can be a traditional and Vitor Pereira has proven that he can devise methods that cease stronger groups.
MARCEL RIZZO

I do not see a favorite. Flamengo have progressed and have back-to-back wins in Brasileirão. Corinthians achieved higher outcomes than the efficiency.
MENON

Looking objectively, Flamengo is the favorite to attain the semi-finals. He is in a greater section, has a extra decided assault, finishes extra and higher. Putting goal issues apart, forgetting the numbers and desirous about the historical past of this conflict and the greatness of the sport in query and each shirts, there isn’t any favorite. If soccer might solely be analyzed by numbers, it will not be the most well-liked and passionate sport on this planet.
MILLY LACOMBE

Flamengo would even be with Paulo Sousa. So with Dorivalo… Rubro-Negro is getting stronger on the essential second of the season and may, sure, win one and even two necessary cups.
MILTON BRIDE

Flamengo is the favorite. On paper, there’s extra group and Pedro’s section is devastating. But I imagine in balanced video games. After Boca’s journey to Bombonera, Corinthians proved that they’re prepared for all types of battles within the Libertadores.
PERRONS

Based on what each have performed, Flamengo is barely favored. But Vítor Pereira is an excellent coach and will get good outcomes although he does not play effectively. Fairly even match.
RENATO MAURÍCIO PRADO

Flamingo is a favorite. He was champion in 2019, runner-up in 2021, had a greater motion than Corinthians within the present version, performs higher and has gamers with extra decision-making energy like Arrascaeta and Gabigol. But Corinthians are coming sturdy, having a fantastic efficiency at residence. I’d put it 55% to 45% for Fla.
RODOLFO RODRIGUES

Flamingo. He has been taking part in higher than Corinthians in latest weeks and has extra gamers who could make selections.
RODRIGO COUTINHO

Flamengo has a sure benefit as a result of they play higher and have a greater group. But in showdowns of this magnitude, it is common for that to disappear within the knockout levels. Corinthians itself, as the most effective within the first stage of the Liberadores in 2010, fell to Flamengo crippled. So, the sport may be very open.
RODRIGO MATTOS

It is a balanced encounter by which the slight favoritism of the red-blacks might be nullified and even reversed within the first leg on the Neo Química Arena, the place Corinthians, the most effective residence group within the nation, are undefeated with the VP.
VITOR GUEDES

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