Cruzeiro vs Avai FC
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Monday, 18 November 2019
Kick-off at 23:00 UK/ 24:00 CET
Venue: Mineirão (Belo Horizonte).
Cruzeiro is at the edge of the relegation zone but is the favorites considering Avai FC at the ultimate bottom of the league table.
Cruzeiro vs Avai FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded three of the four wins in their meetings.
- Their previous encounter ended in a 2-2 draw at Avai’s home.
- Both teams scored goals in four of the last five fixtures.
- The Fox is unbeaten at home since 2009.
Cruzeiro vs Avai FC Prediction
Abel Braga will be hoping to win against the promoted team, Avai when playing at home. Cruzeiro holds the home ground advantage. In a manner that supports the advantage, the host has stayed unbeaten in the last five league home matches in this season with four draws in it.
Cruzeiro tied the previous home match with Atletico MG, who is above them in the table. Also, they managed to keep 59% possession in the game. Hence, the home team dugout will be confident to face the team at the bottom of the league standings.
Avai FC is at the bottom of the table expecting a relegation as soon as they came. The visiting Gaffer, Evando will be hoping to come back stronger in the coming years. Even in the wretched condition, the Lions of the Island have managed to win three of the 32 league matches in this season and surprisingly, two of them are in their away fixtures.
Lions of the Island fought well against Botafogo on the road with 63% ball possession in an away game. They also rained 14 shots out of which 5 hit the target. An own goal and a penalty stopped them on their quest for the three points.
Based on their overall league performances, Avai has no chance of getting the points from the clash. Henceforth, Cruzeiro will be likely to lead in both the halves of the ninety minutes. Also, we can expect a low scoring game.
Cruzeiro vs Avai FC Betting tips
Half-time/Full-time: Cruzeiro-Cruzeiro @ 1.90 (9/10).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).