Cruzeiro vs Vasco da Gama
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 7th June 2018
Kick-Off at 01:45 UK
Venue: Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto (Belo Horizonte).
Cruzeiro have connected a four-game winning streak across competitions and boast a great form as they host Vasco da Gama in the hope they can catch up with Flamengo at the top of the Serie A table, currently sitting four behind the table-toppers.
Raposa have been very tough defensively and although they haven’t been scoring many goals, just three proved enough to bag nine points in their last three outings – as they beat Santos, Palmeiras, and Ceara. Mano Menezes will now hope for another such setup and we do believe his men will have what it takes to outclass the rivals largely struggling for consistency both at home and on the road.
Vasco da Gama haven’t been able to connect any two results since two losses in May, as they earned two wins, a draw and suffered two losses in their last five outings – including a 1-2 home loss to Botafogo just last week. They have struggled defensively on many occasions away from home but netting just three goals in four trips could be more worrying ahead of the trip to Belo Horizonte.
Cruzeiro vs Vasco da Gama: Head-to-head
Cruzeiro have bagged three wins in last six head-to-head clashes, with one loss and two draws also on the records.
We’ve seen a 0-4 thrashing in early May Copa Libertadores clash, as we got used to the impressive displays at Estadio Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama.
Six of the sides’ last eight head-to-head matches have ended with three or more goals.
Cruzeiro vs Vasco da Gama: Predictions
We will now back Cruzeiro to build on their fine recent form and connect their fifth win in a row, priced at 1.40. We have seen them impress against the rivals in May and we do believe they have what it takes to do the same here, which makes this a banker bet at this point.
We don’t believe we’ll see as many goals, though, and we’ll also back Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.72. This seems even more of a value seeing that Cruzeiro regularly look to completely shut down the opponents and we should be in for more of the same on the day.
Cruzeiro vs Vasco da Gama Betting Tips
- Cruzeiro to win @ 1.40
- Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72