Cruzeiro vs Vitoria
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Kick-Off at 23:45 UK / 00:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto (Belo Horizonte).
Vitoria were lucky to have saved the top flight status in the previous term of Serie A. They will need more than luck to repeat such accomplishment this time around with as many as three teams being between them and the safe zone with three games left to play.
The schedule works against Leao da Barra as well. They are to play the likes of Cruzeiro, Gremio and Palmeiras in last three rounds of the season which makes the survival a mission impossible for Joao Burse and his men. Burse is an interim manager who took charge just in November, but the managerial change did not bring the much-wanted positive shock. Vitoria fell 1-2 at home to in-form Atletico Paranaense at the weekend. Can they pull off a miracle and bag the spoils on Wednesday night when they play Copa do Brasil champions Cruzeiro away at Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto in Belo Horizonte?
Cruzeiro vs Vitoria: Head-to-head
Cruzeiro were the dominant force in the history of this match-up.
They won 15, drew 6 and lost 7 of 28 matches against Leao da Barra.
Each of last three H2H games ended without a winner though as none of past four saw three or more goals.
Cruzeiro vs Vitoria: Prediction
Cruzeiro practically have nothing to play for in the remaining three rounds. They secured Copa Libertadores football next term by winning Copa do Brasil earlier in the season. However, they do remain a formidable force on the home patch and it’s hard not to see them as clear favourites here against relegation strugglers Vitoria.
Raposa won four of past five home matches in all competitions. They will be up against a side which has a dreadful record on the road (2W 5D 10L) and we’ll back the home win at 1.80 in spite of the fact the visitors are in a much bigger need for points here.
Cruzeiro vs Vitoria: Bet Tips
Cruzeiro to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13).