Chapecoense vs Cruzeiro
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 9th June 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Arena Conda, Chapeco.
Chapecoense host Cruzeiro in one of the most interesting match-ups of the round in Serie A. Both teams head into the game high on confidence after an impressive form shown over the last couple of weeks and the fans at Arena Conda could really be in for a thrilling evening of football on Saturday.
The hosts moved up the ladder by picking up four points from matches with Ceara and Atletico Mineiro. Whilst the home win over the league newcomers Ceara is no miracle whatsoever, the way Gilson Kleina’s men recovered late to save a point against Galo was an impressive one.
Nevertheless, the in-form attacking line of Verdao’s will take on the league’s best defensive side here given that Raposa only shipped three goals in nine Serie A matches so far. Such a phenomenal record resulted in the third-place climb for Cruzeiro who have clearly shown the ambitions to fight for the very top of the standings after a streak of three consecutive wins coming into this week.
Chapecoense vs Cruzeiro: Head-to-head
- Cruzeiro won 6, drew 4 and lost only 3 of 13 head to head matches against Verdao over the course of history.
- Only one of last six head to head encounters saw three or more goals or both teams on the scoresheet.
- Both sides took away wins in the previous term of Serie A.
- Raposa won three, drew one and lost one of last five matches against Chapecoense.
Chapecoense vs Cruzeiro: Predictions
Mano Menezes’ men are on a thread of three subsequent 1-0 wins, but they should be more dangerous in the final third on Saturday knowing Rafinha, Henrique and Robinho should all be in line for the return to the squad here. Moving forward, Luis Sassa will also be back after skipping mid-week clash with Vasco da Gama.
Knowing that Chapecoense’s defensive line has been anything but meticulous of late allowing three goals on three separate occasions in last four league matches, we fancy the visitors to notch two or more goals as the main betting option at 2.40. The away win is also worth backing at 2.35.
Chapecoense vs Cruzeiro: Betting Tips
Cruzeiro Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.40
Cruzeiro to win @ 2.35.