Cruzeiro vs Flamengo
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 16th July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto.
Flamengo’s amazing run came to an end on Thursday when they suffered an unexpected home loss to Gremio.
Urubu will have a very tough task bouncing back at the weekend when they travel to Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto to take on the in-form side of Cruzeiro in what is to be one of the most interesting fixtures of the day.
Raposa had a challenging schedule over the last couple of weeks but their stellar form led them to back-to-back wins over the likes of Palmeiras and Atletico PR.
Right-back Lucas Romero pushed Cruzeiro in charge on Thursday at Estadio Joaquim Guimaraes, while the substitute Rafael Marques doubled the lead to confirm the win only three minutes upon getting on the pitch late in the second half.
Urubu joined the battle for the very top of the standings after an impressive streak of six straight wins in all competitions, but the team’s confidence fell down after mid-week’s narrow loss to Gremio.
Flamengo do have three consecutive wins on the road, but they came against the likes of Bahia, Palestino and Vasco da Gama who are realistically below Cruzeiro’s level.
Cruzeiro vs Flamengo: Head to head
Raposa have been more successful historically, but Flamengo came out vicrori9es from each of last three head to head meetings with Cruzeiro.
However, we must underline Cruzeiro’s impressive record in home matches as they claimed 12 wins and suffered only three losses in 17 fixtures with Urubu at Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto.
Cruzeiro vs Flamengo: Prediction
Both sides have deadly lineups of attackers in their squads and we would be very surprised to see a low-scoring affair in this one.
Raposa notched at least two goals in each of their last four games on the home patch and we must see the value in backing them to make it five on the bounce at quite attractive 11/8 odds.
Cruzeiro vs Flamengo: Bet Tips
The main betting prediction will be Cruzeiro Over 1.5 Team Goals at the odds of 11/8.
You can alternatively take Cruzeiro to win & BTTS at 4/1.