Brazil Serie A Cruzeiro vs Palmeiras Preview & Tips
Cruzeiro come into this clash on the back of 1-0 win over Santos at the weekend and will be looking to continue their winning form climbing up the table.
After a slow start to this season campaign, Cruzeiro are now flying. La Bestia Negra have now won 6 of their last 7 matches in all competitions
Mano Menezes’ troops came into the season with goals and inspired to challenge for the title. They suffered consecutive defeats in their first two matches to both Gremio and Fluminense leaving huge question marks around their ability.
However, the hosts have since taken 10 points from 5 matches and are also in good form at home. Cruzeiro have won 13 of their last 15 at Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto.
Veteran forward Fred remains a long-term absentee whilst attacking midfielder Giorgian de Arrascaeta is on international duty with Uruguay.
Palmeiras have been inconsistent recently and come into this match on the back of a shock 3-2 home loss to Sport Recife.
This team had been looking extremely strong under Roger Machado earlier in the season but performances have been fall to below acceptable in recent matches. They have lost two of their last three matches in Serie A.
Palmeiras lost away to arch rivals Corinthians a couple of weeks ago and though they bounced back from that disappointment with back to back wins, they’ve been far from impressive.
Left back Diogo Barbosa is suspended while forward Miguel Borja is on international duty with Colombia.
- Cruzeiro have won 6 of their last 7 matches (All Competitions).
- Cruzeiro have won 13 of their last 15 home matches (All Competitions).
- Palmeiras have failed to win any of their last 7 matches with Cruzeiro (All Competitions).
Cruziero have been in absolutely good form recently and have a fantastic record against Palmeiras who they have beaten in back to back home games in Serie A.
The indifferent form of the visitors makes it impossible to see them get a win here.
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