Santos vs Cruzeiro Preview and Predictions

Santos vs Cruzeiro 2018 Serie A Brasileiro by LeagueLane

Santos vs Cruzeiro
Brazil Serie A
Date: Sunday, 27 May 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Vila Belmiro (Sao Paulo).

Derby match of the 7th round in Brazilian Serie A is going to be contested between Santos and Cruzeiro.

The hosts didn’t expect such a bad start of the season as they suffered three defeats in five matches. their defending is pretty bad and they need to tighten up in the back in order to improve their results. They have young and talented squad which should get involved in the battle for the continental competitions. Gabriel and the lads booked both their wins at home ground where they’ve allowed just one goal.

The visitors are not in a much better form ad they are just a point ahead of their rivals, but also have played one game more. Their clashes have been very tight and although Mano Menezes’ side is defending their net very successfully, they have severe troubles in the front. Cruzeiro failed to score when playing away from home and they managed to get away with a point just once in three matches.

Santos vs Cruzeiro: Head-to-head

These two sides are providing tight clashes and in the last three occasions they split the points. After Santos’ three straight victories, they failed to win in the last three games. In their head to head clashes, the crowd is usually able to see two goals at most.

Santos vs Cruzeiro: Prediction

We should expect another tight clash as both sides are of the similar strength. Although Santos are very good at home, the visitors have enough quality to remain undefeated in this one.

Since the visitors have been involved in low scoring matches and their head to head clashes are not too efficient in general, we shouldn’t expect more than two goals in this one. Cruzeiro announced their better performances with a win against Racing Club in the Copa Libertadores.

Santos vs Cruzeiro: Bet Tips

  • Draw @ 3.25
  • Under 2.5 FT @ 1.65.