Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Kick-Off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo (Sao Paulo).
Sao Paulo will continue their well congested schedule on Sunday evening with another super tough home fixture against Cruzeiro. Tricolor played the likes of Flamengo, Corinthians and Gremio in last three matches. They drew all of them to drop down to 5th place in the standings. Andre Jardine’s squad is still lock on points with Gremio in the battle for the top-four finish as they are hoping to qualify for the Copa Libertadores group phase directly.
Cruzeiro are already in the most elite continental competition in spite of the fact they sit seventh in the league ladder. Raposa won Copa do Brasil earning their country another place in Cop Libertadores. They will thus enter the final four rounds of the campaign without any pressure. Such approach brought results in most recent weeks as Raposa won three of last four league matches.
Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro: Head-to-head
Sao Paulo have always been a tricky opposition to Raposa.
Tricolor won 23, drew 9 and lost 12 of 44 head to head matches against Cruzeiro over the course of history.
Sao Paulo also won three of past four clashes against Raposa, including the 0-2 victory when teams met each other in this term of Serie A.
Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro: Prediction
Pressure-free Cruzeiro saw off defending champions Corinthians 1-0 on Wednesday evening thanks to an early first-half goal from David. They won five of last six games in all competitions and will come into this in a fine form.
Given Sao Paulo won only one of past ten matches in all competitions, it is hard to recognize the value in the home win, paid at the odds of 1.85 here. The draw, which happened in four of Sao Paulo’s last five games, seems to be a much closer outcome. We’ll shoot for it at the 3.20 odds here.
Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5)
Correct Score: 1-1 @ 6.50 (11/2).