Flamengo was one of three teams that finished the Group Stage undefeated. Therefore, the Red and Blacks aren’t only the favorites to defeat Deportes Tolima in the Round of 16, but they also are among the favorites to win the Copa Libertadores title.
Not so fast, though. Deportes Tolima just finished the domestic tournament as runners-up. Besides an extra dose of motivation, that also means they now can fully focus on the regional tournament. In other words, the Burgundy and Gold come in as a very tempting online gambling underdog.
Let’s check the latest soccer news, stats, injury reports, and Copa Libertadores odds for Tolima vs Flamengo. We’ve plenty of picks and predictions for you to consider.
Deportes Tolima Not Afraid
Deportes Tolima faced another Brazilian powerhouse in the Group Stage. We’re talking about Atletico Mineiro. The Burgundy and Gold lost the first leg 2-0 at home. A couple weeks later, they took revenge by winning 2-1 at the Mineirao. That result allowed them to finish as the runners-up in Group D with the same points as Mineiro.
That’s not all, they also faced America-Mineiro, defeating them 3-2 in Brazil and drawing 2-2 at home. That’s why they aren’t afraid to face a Brazilian team. Yes, they come in as the betting online underdogs for Wednesday’s game at +300, but there’s something you can’t put a price on: experience.
Anderson Guillen is another reason for them to not be afraid. He’s among the tournament’s top scorers with four goals. Guillen also scored six goals in the domestic league, in which they finished as the runners-up after losing the final 4-3 against Atletico Nacional.
We’ve always said that a home underdog will always be a tempting underdog and Tolima is no exception, especially at +300. If you place a $100 bet on them and they pull off the stunner, your payout would be $400.
Flamengo: No. 3 Scoring Team
Flamengo not only finished the Group Stage undefeated, but also was the third top-scoring team with 15 goals. The Red and Blacks scored at least two goals in each game, winning all but one. Their last road game, against Talleres de Cordoba, ended 2-2.
Their first road game was against Sporting Cristal and ended 2-0, while they also defeated Universidad Catolica 3-2.
That could be enough for you to include Flamengo in your soccer picks, but there’s more. Flamengo doesn’t depend on one player to score. Pedro, Gabriel Barbosa and Everton Ribeiro have scored three goals each. Only two other teams can say the same about their attacking trio.
Flamengo is listed as even money at the odds board. Considering all of the above, that’s a great deal. Also, let’s not forget that Flamengo won the Brazilian Serie A title twice over the last three years. They also won the Copa Libertadores in 2019 and finished as the runners-up in 2021. In other words, we’re talking about a team with a winning mentality.
Deportes Tolima vs Flamengo Head-to-Head
These two have never met. However, Deportes Tolima has faced Brazilian teams 20 times and has a 7-5-8 record with 17 goals for and 25 against. On the other hand, Flamengo owns a 12-3-3 record fs. Colombian teams, scoring 34 goals and allowing 17.
Tolima vs Flamengo Game Information
- Date: Wednesday
- Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Estadio Manuel Murillo Toro, Ibague, Colombia
- Tolima vs Flamengo Live Stream: fuboTV
Deportes Tolima vs Flamengo Betting Lines
|Deportes Tolima||+½ -130||+300||2½ Evo||½ -210o
|Flamengo||-½ Ev||Ev||2½ -130u||1½ +105o
Tolima vs Flamengo Prediction
Earlier this month, we included Deportes Tolima among the tempting dark horses to win the Copa Libertadores title. That hasn’t changed. We’re talking about a very feisty team, which is considerably better when playing at home. Nevertheless, they’ll face one of the best teams in South America. Therefore, we expect a back-and-forth battle, enough for the total (2½ goals) to go over. That’s not our final soccer betting advice. The draw is offering a much better price.
Score Prediction: Deportes Tolima 2, Flamengo 2