Fortaleza vs Cruzeiro
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 13th June 2019
Kick-off at 01.00 UK/ 02.00 CET
Venue: Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo (Fortaleza).
Fortaleza has just submerged themselves in the relegation zone, but considering the narrow point-gap between the teams in the zone, could climb out of the pit with some good performances.
The team had a heartbreak the last day against Gremio, on the road. Despite going one man down in the 71st minute, the visitors held their end against the passionate home team, only to slot in an own goal in the injury time, and thus the loss.
Cruzeiro is winless in their last five league fixtures, but they are on the curve of improvement after their losing streak was put to an end two match-days back. The side secured an inspiring draw against Sao Paulo, away from home, the last time they lined up for a game. After trailing for the majority of the tie, Thiago Neves scored the equalizer for Cruzeiro to post a point on the board.
Fortaleza vs Cruzeiro Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five wins went to Cruzeiro.
- Fortaleza failed to find the back of the net in the last two games.
- At this venue, Fortaleza has never kept a clean sheet.
- Cruzeiro scored two or more goals in every tie at this stadium, bar one.
Fortaleza vs Cruzeiro Prediction
Fortaleza has the home advantage, and it should count to something, as they have shown in the recent past. The team has lost only once here in the last 24 attempts, and they won eight of the last eleven such fixtures as well. Cruzeiro, on the other hand, is winless in their last five away ties on the trot.
As such, expect Fortaleza to shake off their bad form in the last few games, which was on the road, and show their mettle at home. But a clean sheet might be out of the question though.
Fortaleza has conceded in their last three games in a row, and importantly, at this venue, Cruzeiro has never failed to score. Going on, except for once, the visitors registered two or more goals in every one of their h2h attempts.
Finally, take into account the fact that Cruzeiro has netted goals in their last 12 matches on the road. As things stand, expect both teams to get on the scoresheet this Thursday.
Fortaleza vs Cruzeiro Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00.
Double Chance: Fortaleza or Draw @ 1.66.