Atletico Paranaense vs Cruzeiro
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Thursday, 13th July 2017
Kick-off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Arena da Baixada (Curitiba).
Eduardo Baptista will be keen to push Atletico Paranaense back into the winning zone after their four match winning streak came to an end at Sport Recife two weeks ago. The made a mini recovery this weekend, by earning a welcome draw away at Chapecoense.
It has been a difficult season for the Hurricanes as it took them 7 matches to register the first win of the match. After four on the bounce, they are brought down to a rough patch. It is important to bounce back to winning ways as they lie dangerously close to the relegation zone.
Meanwhile, Cruzeiro are coming in good spirits after 3-1 thrashing of Palmeiras on the weekend. The win put them on a four match unbeaten streak in front of their home fans. But plenty of work must be done while playing in road trips.
Starting off the season with a draw and win on the road, Cruzeiro have since lost four on the bounce.
Atletico Paranaense vs Cruzeiro: Head-to-head
Last season, Paranaense won both Serie A games to nil. It was a 1-0 win in the corresponding home fixture, before a comfortable 3-0 win away at Cruzeiro.
However, Cruzeiro had long dominated the Hurricanes. Prior to last season, the Foxes were unbeaten in 7 matches with 5 wins and 2 draws.
Meanwhile, Atletico PR hold a moderate home record against Cruzeiro. Before the narrow win last season, they drew twice and lost once.
Atletico Paranaense vs Cruzeiro: Prediction
Atletico will be desperate to get back to winning ways, while Cruzeiro would look to improve their away record. We believe this is a tough one to call, mainly because of the unpredictable nature of the two teams. They can play brilliant on their day and also switch off completely.
Atletico Paranaense vs Cruzeiro: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score for 1.95 odds.
Correct FT Score of 1-1 for 6.50 odds with Bet365.