Vasco da Gama vs Cruzeiro
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 14 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama (Rio de Janeiro).
Gigante da Colina extended the streak of 1-1 draws to three last weekend against Botafogo away at Estadio Nilton Santos. The 1-1 draw has really been a synonym for Vasco’s games of late as such scenario happened in four of last five games they played in Serie A.
The head coach Alberto Valentim will certainly not be too thrilled with such thread given his men are still in danger of being dropped down to the second division. They are just one point above the line with ten games left to play, meaning they just need to start winning matches instead of drawing. Can Vasco da Gama make it count on Sunday evening when they host Cruzeiro in Serie A Matchday No 29?
Vasco da Gama vs Cruzeiro: Head-to-head
Cruzeiro were much more successful in the history of head to head affairs with Vasco da Gama.
Raposa won 17, drew 8 and lost only 7 of 32 meetings with Vasco da Gama.
Gigante da Colina are winless in last three encounters against Cruzeiro, a thread which saw them bag just one goal along the way.
Vasco da Gama vs Cruzeiro: Prediction
It’s been a roller-coaster run for Cruzeiro so far in the season. Raposa sit 9th in the league ladder, but they’ve had way too many slip-ups which is why it’s hard to see them in bid for the top-six finish. They are now eight points short of Atletico Mineiro in 6th place and Copa Libertadores will likely remain only a dream for Mano Menezes’ troops.
Cruzeiro really struggled for goals on the road throughout the entire season. They only notched seven goals in 14 away fixtures in Serie A. It caused a really poor record of 2 wins, 6 draws and 6 defeats for them on travels.
Vasco are desperate for success which would keep them above the drop zone line and we expect them to keep things tight at the back against such opposition. Under 2.5 goals FT should be a banker at 1.50 odds, while Vasco are worth backing to keep a clean sheet at 2.25.
Vasco da Gama vs Cruzeiro: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50 (1/2)
Vasco da Gama to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).