Vasco da Gama vs Cruzeiro Predictions & Match Preview

Vasco da Gama vs Cruzeiro
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Monday, 2 December 2019
Kick-off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue:  Estádio Vasco da Gama (Rio de Janeiro).

It is now ‘do or die’ for Cruzeiro as their hopes of top-flight football next season are hanging by a thread. With Vasco da Gama in contention for a spot to the Copa Sudamericana, expect the hosts to show no mercy whatsoever to the visiting contingent.

Vasco da Gama vs Cruzeiro Head to head (h2h)

  • Their previous clash here saw Vasco da Gama register a 2-0 victory.
  • Two out of their past five clashes have ended as a tie.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their last ten games.
  • Half of their previous ten fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • A stalemate has occurred just once in their past ten matchups.

Vasco da Gama vs Cruzeiro Prediction

Vasco da Gama had their three-match unbeaten streak in the Serie A brought to an abrupt halt last week on the road after a lone goal from Antony dos Santos was just enough for foes Sao Paulo to walk away with all three points.

At the moment, the hosts are sitting twelfth on the ladder with their hands on a possible promotion to the Copa Sudamericana.

Meanwhile, Cruzeiro are desperately in need of points. The visitors have been admitting defeat in their last two games in a row and are currently dwelling at the top of the relegation zone.

It is also worth mentioning that the hosts have not had a taste of success in their previous six games on the trot. And have also garnered no more than four points from a possible eighteen in the process as well.

Furthermore, the guests have been at their worst on the road. They have just two measly wins to boast of from their previous nine outings in the first division. Taking into account that they were at the losing end in their last visit here as well, Vasco da Gama are sizing up to be the favorites to come out on top in this one.

However, Cruzeiro have managed to salvage a point at the least in eight of their seventeen outings so far. Which is also the most number of draws by any side in the cluster on the road.

With Vasco da Gama sharing the spoils in their most recent home clash as well, the safest punt would be backing a double chance in favor of the hosts.

Additionally, the home team’s front line have been disappointing in their recent clashes here. The squad have found the back of the net just thrice from their last three games on home soil.

On the other hand, Cruzeiro have not looked lethal in the final third either and have scored just six goals from their previous eight outings. As such, count on goals to be scarce this Monday.

Vasco da Gama vs Cruzeiro Betting tips

  • Double chance: Vasco da Gama or draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).