Cruzeiro vs America MG Preview and Predictions

Cruzeiro vs America MG
Brazil Serie A
Date: Thursday, 19 July 2018
Kick-Off at 23:30 UK
Venue: Belo Horizonte.

Cruzeiro and America MG both sit in the mid-table after quite unpredictable spell of form ahead of the break and now return to Serie A in desperate need for a return to the winning ways, which would see them keep up with the top 6.

Raposa have suffered just one loss in their last four outings but they’ve also earned just three points along the way, holding Vasco da Gama, Parana, and Atletico PR to draws along the way. Mano Menezes has made Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto a great fort, though, and they’ve suffered just one loss in ten home outings across competitions this term – with six wins and three draws earned!

America MG will look to cause an upset in Belo Horizonte but they’ve been far from their best on the road. They’ve earned just one point in five trips since April and it’s rather tough to make a case for them to succeed on the day either, especially with a three-match winless streak (where they suffered losses to Atlético MG and Grêmio, and only held Chapecoense to a draw) now behind them.

Cruzeiro vs America MG: Head-to-head

  • Cruzeiro have bagged four wins and a draw in their last four head-to-head clashes against America MG.
  • We’ve seen just eight goals along the way, despite quite a convincing streak from the home side.
  • America MG have last beaten the rivals back in April 2016 (2-0 in front of the home crowd).

Cruzeiro vs America MG: Prediction

We’ll now back Cruzeiro to outclass the rivals and turn the narrow clash their way once again, where a Home win to Nil comes at 1.90 and looks a great way to go about the market. They have based their success on such defensive displays and we don’t see the visitors getting on the scoresheet.

With that in mind, we’ll now also back Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.66 – hoping to see a solid defensive challenge from America MG too and a narrow contest for the points. We do see Cruzeiro turning it their way but it could prove a real thriller on our hands.

Cruzeiro vs America MG: Bet Tips

  • Cruzeiro to win to Nil @ 1.90
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66