Cruzeiro vs Botafogo Predictions & Match Preview

Cruzeiro vs Botafogo
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 14 July 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue:  Mineirão (Belo Horizonte).

The hosts are currently lurking in the bottom half of the table in the league with just eight points from nine games.

The squad picked up a 3-0 win in their last game on home soil against Atletico-MG in the Copa do Brasil and will be coming into the clash on Sunday on the back of that positive result.

Their last home game in the league, however, failed to finish in a similar scoreline and ended in a stalemate at the end of the ninety minutes.

The visitors have been faring a lot better in the league and are seventh in the table with fifteen points. The squad were unable to pick up a win in their last game at home, but on the road they staged an impressive comeback, in their previous tie against CSA, to secure all three points.

Cruzeiro vs Botafogo Head to head (h2h)

  • Botafogo have failed to pick a win in their last five h2h clashes.
  • The game finished in a 1-1 tie the last time the two teams met.
  • Cruzeiro have kept three clean sheets in their last five meetings, while Botafogo have just one.
  • Three of their last five fixtures have finished in a draw.

Cruzeiro vs Botafogo Prediction

Despite the home side managing just two wins so far in their campaign, the clash between the two sides is likely to see the hosts come out on top with the win.

The squad are undefeated in their last three games at home in all competitions and have scored six goals so far while conceding just two.

The visitors recorded narrow wins in their last two games, prior to which they suffered a defeat at the hands of Goias.

Considering the current run of form of both the teams, the win is likely to go in favor of the hosts at the end of the ninety minutes, while the chances of both the teams getting their names on the scoresheet are also looming large.

Cruzeiro vs Botafogo Betting tips

  • Full-time Result: Cruzeiro @ 1.75 (3/4)
  •  Both teams to score @ 2.10 (11/10).