Cruzeiro vs Atlético Paranaense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 22 July 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto, Belo Horizonte.
Cruzeiro revived the hopes of challenging the Serie A title by beating America Mineiro 3-1 at home in the first clash after the summer break.
Raposa thus successfully returned to the winning ways as they now sit sixth, juts six points shy of leaders Flamengo.
They will get a nice chance to back up the mid-week win with another success on Sunday evening when the struggling Atletico PR come to visit Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto in Belo Horizonte.,
The visitors continued to struggle to keep things tight at the back as they offered a new high-scoring thriller on Thursday evening, playing a 2-2 draw away at Internacional.
They are now four points below the safe zone line and they are desperate to start collecting points, but a positive streak is hardly expected to begin against one of the strongest sides in the league.
Cruzeiro vs Atletico Paranaense Head-to-head
The two teams will take on each other for the third time in 2018, following their clashes in the last 16 round of Copa do Brasil.
Cruzeiro advanced into the quarterfinal 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a 1-2 victory in the first leg in May away at Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes.
Cruzeiro won three and drew one of last four meetings with Furacao.
Cruzeiro vs Atletico Paranaense Prediction
Atletico PR won just 1 of last 16 matches in all competitions. They lost three and drew two of last five and their defensive line failed to keep a clean sheet in any of last six games across competitions. This, combined with the fact Furacao conceded two goals to Internacional on Thursday, will be the music to the ears of Cruzeiro’s attacking weapons.
We primarily mean on the likes of Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Robinho and Raniel (all bagged goals in the 3-1 win over America MG in mid-week). To swum it all up, the home win should be a banker bet at the odds of 1.44. Punters who like to chase higher longshots can try with Cruzeiro to win & BTTS at the odds of 4.50.
Cruzeiro vs Atletico Paranaense Bet Tips
Cruzeiro to win @ 1.44
Cruzeiro to win & BTTS @ 4.50.