Five of the last seven meetings between these two have gone over 2.5 goals
Sao Paolo are unbeaten in their last four matches
Just a single point separates these two in the Serie A table
High-scoring affair likely
The Brazilian Serie A season is coming to a head and there is still plenty to play for in terms of qualifying for continental competitions next season for both Fluminense and Sao Paulo when they face off in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The pair are separated by just a single point in the lower end of the top half of the table and can put on an entertaining affair when they meet at the Maracana.
Five of the last seven games between these two have seen three or more goals so they clearly know how to put on a show, as demonstrated by the 3-1 Fluminense win the last time that these two met at this ground.
Little to separate midtable pair
Fluminense are favourites to win this clash given that they are at home but Sao Paulo are unbeaten in their last four games and may put up more of a fight than the odds suggest.
The visitors are fancied to continue their unbeaten run and correct score backers may side with a 2-2 draw in this one, something that would make it three stalemates in a row for Fluminense as they struggle for form.
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