Cruzeiro vs Botafogo: Preview and Predictions

Cruzeiro vs Botafogo Brasileiro Serie A Match Preview 6th August 2017

Cruzeiro vs Botafogo
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 6th August 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto.

Cruzeiro finally ended the negative streak of five consecutive games without a single win on Thursday evening when they bagged three goals past the struggling Vasco da Gama side.

Raposa will have a nice chance to back up the fine display and repeat the high-scoring performance in the final third against Botafogo who have been pretty easy to break down in the recent period.


Mano Menezes was thrilled to see his main stars Thiago Neves and Robinho on target in the mentioned win over Cruzmaltino.

Thiago Neves thus took his league tally to six goals and he is our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick this Sunday against Botafogo.

The win has helped Cruzeiro overtake their Sunday’s rivals at the seventh position in the league standings.


Estrella Solitaria have been playing hot and cold since the start of the season.

They are currently on a poor run having allowed as many as six goals in back-to-back defeats to Sao Paulo (3-4) and Palmeiras (1-2) on the home patch.

Interestingly, the team led by Jair Ventura conceded only a single goal in last four fixtures on the road (in all competitions).

Cruzeiro vs Botafogo: Head to head

Raposa have been much better in the latest head to head ties with Botafogo as Cruzeiro clinched four wins in last five clashes against Estrela Solitaria.

Cruzeiro notched 11 wins in 16 matches with Botafogo at Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto.

Cruzeiro vs Botafogo: Prediction

Everything points out to a disaster for the visiting side who just won’t be able to stop inspired Thiago Neves, Robinho & company with their poor defensive form in the latest period.

Cruzeiro vs Botafogo: Bet Tips

The main bet will be Cruzeiro Over 1.5 Team Goals at the odds of 5/6.

The alternative pick is Thiago Neves to score anytime at 13/10.

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