Cruzeiro vs Chapecoense
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 4th June 2017
Kick-off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Mineirao, Belo Horizonte.
The mouth-watering clash within Brazilian Serie A is taking place at famous Mineirao where the top two sides are colliding as Cruzeiro host Chapecoense-SC.
Both sides have registered two victories apiece in addition to a draw with the visitors scoring one goal more.
After the initial win over Sao Paulo, Cruzeiro drew Sport Recife on the road. Last weekend, Cruzeiro grabbed three points from Santos on the road.
The hosts are without an away defeat since April. The defeat inflicted by Sao Paulo is the only the crowd in Belo Horizonte seen since October 2016.
In the last four Cruzeiro’s home games, there have been under 2.5 goals scored and they even managed to keep a clean sheet in each.
The guests are the leaders of Brazilian Serie A. No one could expect that Chape will lead in the domestic championship after the tragic airplane crash. However, Chape are fighting across several fronts while registering awe-inspiring results.
The problem for the visitors is their away form as they are without a win in the last four competitive games.
Cruzeiro vs Chapecoense: Head-to-head
The two sides already met three times in 2017 – both Cruzeiro and Chape picked up a victory apiece in addition to a goalless draw. Cruzeiro won three out of last five matches in Belo Horizonte, while Chape managed to win back in 2015. In the last four games at Mineirão, there have been 2 or fewer goals scored.
Cruzeiro vs Chapecoense-SC: Prediction
The hosts are brilliant on home turf while the guests are struggling on the road. Chape will be more than happy with a potential draw at Mineirão, but a narrow victory in Cruzeiro’s favor seem like the most realistic result for this one. Also, both teams played less than three days ago so the players might experience fatigue hence we could see a low-tempo clash.
Cruzeiro vs Chapecoense-SC: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Chapecoense-SC +1.25 Asian Handicap at 1.81.
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