Coritiba vs Cruzeiro MG by Saconex

Coritiba
VS
Cruzeiro-MG
Brazil Serie A

 

Coritiba (19) vs Cruzeiro (5)

 

Coritiba are without a win in 9 matches (0-3-6) and are placed in the bottom. After staying away from relegation with 3 points last season, ending 15th, they are now in a bad situation and to climb away from the relegation will be the motivation for the team. They are coming from another home loss, 0-1 vs Gremio (2) on Sunday, probably a hard experience for the team after conceding the goal in 90min. Their last home win came back in August vs Chapecoense (16), after this they played 0-0 vs Santos (3), and have now lost 3 in a row in front of their fans. Right back Leo is ready again after suspension. But the team are still missing strikers Getterson & Alecsandro. Also midfielder Joao Paulo and defenders Kleber & Carleto won’t play tonight.

 

Cruzeiro looks very sharp at the moment, and they are unbeaten in 8 matches in all competitions (6-2-0). And after their success in the Copa do Brasil, lifting the trophy vs Flamengo (7) in September, they have continued their good run. Are coming from 0-1 win away vs Gremio (2) Thursday and also won 2-1 at home vs Ponte Preta (17) before this. Their away record in the league are decent: 6-2-6 (6th best in the league). The team are missing Dede, Robinho, Ariel Cabral, Elber, Manoel, Rafael Marques & Raniel.

 

* The reverse fixture ended with a 2-0 Cruzeiro win back in June.

 

Its fair to consider Cruzeiro as great favourites in this match. They are facing this Coritiba team out of form and with a bad home record (4-4-6) with only 13 goals scored (second weakest in the league). A win for the guests will send them to 2nd place and put pressure on teams as Gremio (2), Santos (3) & Palmeiras (4). Also, taking in mind the fact that Cruzeiro have had more than a week to rest before this match, that can be a key factor here. I expect them to win this match, with great odds.

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Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Cruzeiro Win Bet365 2.37 7 1-0 LOST (-7 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
+7 -4
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