Cruzeiro vs Sao Paulo
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 29 July 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto, Belo Horizonte.
Sao Paulo climbed as high as second in the Serie A ladder after winning four games on the bounce in the competition.
The streak, however, came to an end on Thursday evening when Tricolor lost 2-1 away at Gremio to stay two points behind leaders Flamengo.
Can Diego Aguirre’s troops return on the winning ways on Sunday evening when they travel to Belo Horizonte to take on top-half rivals Cruzeiro at Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto?
It will be a very challenging task for the visitors as Raposa have been pretty impressive in their own backyard so far in the season.
Cruzeiro won five and drew one of last six league games in front of the home crowd as strong home performances keep them at the high sixth position in the standings.
Sao Paulo’s visit will be a strong test to their series of results as well. Either way, the fans at Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto will be up for an entertaining evening of football on the occasion.
Cruzeiro vs Sao Paulo: Head-to-head
Sao Paulo have a positive head to head record in matches with Cruzeiro.
Tricolor lead the head to head tie by 10 wins coming into the 44th meeting with Raposa.
Sao Paulo won two and drew one of last three head to head games against Cruzeiro.
Cruzeiro vs Sao Paulo: Prediction
Sao Paulo are enjoying a fabulous campaign in this term of Serie A, but it is really hard to see them as favourites against an outfit which won five of last six games on the hone patch. The hosts will no doubt be highly motivated to keep such streak going knowing that a win here would keep their title dreams alive.
Raposa do not have a true predator in the final third, but goals can come literally from anywhere as Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Raniel, Robinho, Rafael Sobis and Sassa can all be dangerous in front of opponents’ goal. We’ll stick to the visitors and back them to win at 1.90. Those who’d like to go for a longshot can chase Cruzeiro to win & BTTS at the sky-high 4.50 odds.
Cruzeiro vs Sao Paulo: Bet Tips
Cruzeiro to win @ 1.90
Cruzeiro to win & BTTS @ 4.50.