Brazilian league Série A odds
The Serie A of 2017 is the 61th season of the Série A, the top level of professional football in Brazil, and the 14th edition in a double round-robin since its establishment in 2003. The top six teams will qualify to Copa Libertadores and the last four will be relegated to Série B in 2018.
The most important fact of the 2017 edition of the Brazilian football league is that in 2017, instead of facing, Palmeiras, Corinthians, Sao Paulo, Santos, Grêmio, Flamengo, Cruzeiro, Atletico-MG, Atletico-PR and company the team of Porto Alegre will face a national championship with names such as Londrina, Juventude, Brasil- Pel, Oeste, Paysandu, Boa, CRB, Nautical, Paysandu and Luverdense. One of Brazil's football giants will line up next year in Serie B for the first time in their history, as Internacional went down on the final day of the season. The Porto Alegre side needed a victory in their last game of 2016 against Fluminense and for results elsewhere to go their way in order to beat the drop. Gustavo Ferrareis gave the Colorado a glimmer of hope with a late equaliser, but it was too little, too late as the club's fate was sealed. Inter were one of five Brazilian clubs never to have tasted relegation since the start of the national championship in 1971.
Cruzeiro, Flamengo, Santos and Sao Paulo make up the rest of that select group, which will become a quartet when the new season kicks off in 2017.
The format of the season is the same for the fifteenth consecutive season, the tournament is being played in a double round-robin system. The team with most number of points at the end of the season will be declared champion. The bottom four teams will be relegated and will play in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in the 2018 season.
The Série A will serve as a qualifier to CONMEBOL's 2018 Copa Libertadores. The top-three teams in the standings will qualify to the Second Stage of the competition, while from the fourth to sixth place in the standings will qualify to the First Stage. And this change also impacts on the Copa Sudamericana, whose vacancies are again to be distributed in the stockmarket enot more by Copa do Brasil.
Team commander of Fluminense at the end of the season, after leaving Levir Culpi, Marcão believes that next year's changes will benefit the club. The arrival of the experienced Abel Braga is a great asset to a new phase of the Tricolor. "It's hope for 2017, with Abel's tricolor soul. New board, with the intention of leaving Fluminense strong. The fan supported us all the time. Hope for a great year in 2017 with achievements, "he said.
However, Fluminense's board needs to keep the radar on so as not to lose one of the greatest talents. Gustavo Scarpa has a contract until 2019 , but the Brazilian champion Palmeiras would like to count on the player to compete in the Copa Libertadores.