Cruzeiro vs Corinthians
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Kick-Off at 23:45 UK / 00:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto (Belo Horizonte).
Last term champions were nowhere near defending the crown this season. Corinthians had a dreadful campaign in this term of Serie A and they will even be happy to finish the season inside the top 13 in the league ladder to secure a new spell of continental adventures next time about in Copa Sudamericana at least.
They fell down to 12th after losing 1-0 at Botafogo last weekend. The team won just one of last eight matches in all competitions, a thread which includes a 1-2 defeat to Cruzeiro in Copa do Brasil final in mid-October.
The mentioned loss will serve as an extra-motivation for Timao to get revenge on Cruzeiro. Nevertheless, the hosts will enter this in much higher spirits as they went on to win three of following four games ever since claiming the cup title. Raposa pretty much have nothing to play for in the remaining five games of the season as the Copa do Brasil silverware secured them a Copa Libertadores spot next year.
Cruzeiro vs Corinthians: Head-to-head
Cruzeiro have the chance to make it all square in the head to head record against Timao though.
The visitors lead the tie by a single win ahead of 39th meeting with Raposa.
Cruzeiro won last two outings against Corinthians (in Copa do Brasil final).
Cruzeiro vs Corinthians: Prediction
Mano Menezes can be thrilled with his team’s form ahead of this clash with Corinthians. Cruzeiro won four of last five matches in all competitions. They were thriving in the final third along the way as the team notched as many as ten goals in these four wins.
Giorgian De Arrascaeta and Thiago Neves were main catalysts for the mentioned rise in form and all eyes will be on this dup here against Timao. We just have to see the hosts as favourites based on both form in recent back-to-back wins over Corinthians in Copa do Brasil final.
Cruzeiro vs Corinthians: Bet Tips
Cruzeiro to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Cruzeiro Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.25 (5/4).