Cruzeiro vs Athletico Paranaense Predictions & Match Preview

Cruzeiro vs Athletico Paranaense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 27 July 2019
Kick-off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Mineirão (Belo Horizonte).

Cruzeiro belongs to the extreme bottom section of the table that has been completely winless in the last five match-days. At present, just a single point keeps them safe from the exit-zone. But one single stat that provides comfort for the fans is, their two total wins in the league so far had come at this venue.

Guests PR will be actively trying to get into the Libertadores spots, and except for the two losses that they faced recently, one of which was against the toppers of the table – Palmeiras, the team has been going steady.

But their away form has been lacking a bit, and against this struggling hosts, the squad will try to put on a good display to make up for it.

Cruzeiro vs Athletico Paranaense Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met, Athletico won 2-0.
  • Cruzeiro failed to keep a clean sheet in the last four encounters.
  • The feat was repeated in four of the last five clashes at this venue.
  • Nine of the last ten battles here saw the guests failing to keep their nets clean as well.

Cruzeiro vs Athletico Paranaense Prediction

Cruzeiro has been languishing this season, with their inability to post points on the board. So far, they have recorded just two wins. Meanwhile, their opposite number is in the top half and is trying to get themselves into the Copa Libertadores mix.

The only thing that would be bothering them would be the away handicap, where they really not have been the best.

Add to this, the fact that the hosts, over the years, have performed well against this opponent, and especially at this venue.

With these in mind, count on goals at either end of the pitch, though, on basis of recent form, the win should go to the top-tier squad.

Cruzeiro vs Athletico Paranaense Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Draw No Bet:  Athletico Paranaense @ 1.40 (2/5).