Cruzeiro vs Corinthians
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 8 June 2019
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Mineirao (Belo Horizonte).
Cruzeiro are not pulling up any trees coming into Saturday’s home tie against Corinthians. Raposa were misfiring badly recently with four losses and a draw in last six games across competitions. They were especially easy to break down lately. Mano Menezes’ men did not keep a single clean sheet in last seven matches.
The negative thread includes a demolishing 4-1 loss at Fluminense and a shocking 1-2 home defeat to Chapecoense (probably the most out-of-form side in the entire division).
Corinthians got off to a slower start to the campaign as well, but they did grow in form recently. Timao won four of last five matches in all competitions. They allowed just two goals in last seven games and they eased past Deportivo Lara via two separate 2-0 wins in Copa Sudamericana.
Cruzeiro vs Corinthians: Head-to-head
The head to head record is all tied at 17 wins for each team coming into their landmark 40th encounter.
Cruzeiro were more successful in the most recent history as they won all of past three clashes against Timao.
Three or more goals were scored just once in last six head to head affairs.
Cruzeiro vs Corinthians: Prediction
Interestingly, bookies see Cruzeiro as 1.80 favourites to win the match. There is no value in the home win pick whatsoever if we know Menezes’ troops lost four and drew two of last six outings.
On top of this, Corinthians picked up a reputation for having one of the best defenses in the league with only two goals conceded in last seven matches in all competitions.
Timao are thus well worth backing not to lose at sky-high 2.05 odds, while braver tipsters can try with the visitors to win at 4.50.
Alternatively, Corinthians are 3.50 to keep another clean sheet which would be their fifth in six matches.
Cruzeiro vs Corinthians: Bet Tips
Corinthians or Draw Double Chance @ 2.05 (21/20)
Corinthians to win @ 4.50 (7/2).