Cruzeiro vs Palmeiras
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9th July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto.
The reigning champions managed to get their title defense quest on track over the last couple of weeks after a rather poor kick off to the new Serie A campaign.
They will, however, travel to Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto to tackle Cruzeiro after losing the mid-week’s Copa Libertadores clash to Barcelona 1-0 on the road.
The hosts seem to be having yet another rollercoaster season full of ups and downs.
Mano Menezes’ side just does not appear to play defense at all as they allowed as many as six goals in last two fixtures with Palmeiras and Atletico Mineiro.
The attacking line functions well with the likes of Thiago Neves, Rafael Sobis, Alisson, Robinho etc.
Cuca’s men returned to the battle for the very top of the standings last weekend when they notched a super important home win over the second-placed Gremio (1-0).
It was the fourth consecutive league victory for Verdao who bagged as many as six goals in back-to-back wins on the road past the likes of Bahia and Ponte Preta.
Cruzeiro vs Palmeiras: Head to head
The head to head stats speak in Cruzeiro’s favour as the hosts have not lost a single of last four meetings with Palmeiras.
Three of them ended without a winner, including the Copa do Brasil six-goal thriller from ten days ago when Verdao came back from a three-goal deficit at Allianz Parque.
Cruzeiro vs Palmeiras: Prediction
Cruzeiro won four of their last six home outings in Serie A, but we just can’t back them to claim the win against red-hot Palmeiras side at 1/1 odds.
We do expect to witness yet another high-scoring affair and our main betting prediction will be both teams to score at more than attractive 10/11 odds.
Cruzeiro vs Palmeiras: Betting Tips
The main bet is BTTS at the odds of 1.95 with Ladbrokes.
The second pick will be the draw at 3.42 odds with Pinnacle.