Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 13th August 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Cicero Pomepu de Toledo.
Sao Paulo dropped down to the danger area after a series of back-to-back losses to Coritiba and Bahia in last two rounds.
The hosts will be looking to bounce back this weekend when they play Cruzeiro at their Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo in the 20th round of the competition.
The main task for Dorival Junior ahead of the meeting with Cruzeiro will be to fix the obvious holes in the defensive line since Tricolor conceded at least two goals in each of their previous three fixtures.
Things looked much better on the other side of the pitch which is why we should be surprised to see that each of their last four games saw the option of both teams scoring.
Raposa have been much more solid at the back as they will come into the game on the back of three consecutive clean sheets against the likes of Vitoria, Vasco da Gama and Botafogo.
The visitors currently sit at the seventh position in the league standing and they will be looking to extend the four-game-without-a-loss run this Sunday.
Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro: Head to head
Sao Paulo have been much more successful in the history of head to head encounters as they won 21 of 42 meetings with Cruzeiro.
However, Raposa came out victorious from the first round clash in this term of Serie A back in mid-may when they clinched a narrow 1-0 win in front of their fans.
Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro: Prediction
Sao Paulo are 11/10 favourites to pick up the victory, but the value goes out to the visiting side who have been enjoying a much better shape over the last couple of weeks.
Braver tipsters can try with the away win at the sky-high odds of 13/5.
Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro: Bet Tips
The top betting option will be Cruzeiro or Draw Double Chance at the odds of 21/10 @ Bet365.
For the more adventurous tipsters, the clear away win is paid at the odds of 41/10 @ Pinnacle.