Chapecoense vs Cruzeiro
Competition: Brazil Serie A
Date: 10 June 2018
Kick-off: 00:00 CET
Chapecoense players were left feeling they deserved better in Salvador on Wednesday, after losing 1-0 to Vitória, but… they had less chances to score, and their chances were not as big as Vitória’s, so… They are on just 10 points from as many matches, right above the relegation line. An interesting detail is that 66% of their goals have come from foul and corner-kicks. Obviously, having that… card under your sleeve is great, it makes you even more dangerous, more probable to score, but when it is your main… source of goals, it makes you wonder what you’re doing wrong when attacking and the ball is in full play. Chape have the second worst defensive record in the Série A this season, they have conceded 19 goals, and amazingly, they failed to score past the team with THE worst record, Vitória.
After winning four games in a row (in all competitions), and eight of their last nine, getting stuck to a 1-1 draw at home versus Vasco da Gama was a… frustrating letdown for Cruzeiro. The Belo Horizonte side were left fuming at the referee for not giving them two penalties, plus, they were definitely far better than Vasco, so they had every reason to feel that they should have earned all three points. Striker Sassá is back, after missing the game against Vasco due to cards. Midfielders Lucas Romero and Rafinha got the “go ahead” from the medical staff, and one of them could start. Cruzeiro are 5th in the table, on 17 points. Away from home, they have back-to-back wins, over Santos and Ceará.
Previous five matches:
Vitoria vs Chapecoense 1-0
Atletico Mineiro vs Chapecoense 3-3
Chapecoense vs Ceara 2-0
Fluminense vs Chapecoense 3-1
Internacional vs Chapecoense 3-0
Cruzeiro vs Vasco da Gama 1-1
Ceara vs Cruzeiro 0-1
Cruzeiro vs Palmeiras 1-0
Santos vs Cruzeiro 0-1
Cruzeiro vs Racing Club 2-1
Chapecoense’s next game is at América Mineiro, on Wednesday. Same day, Cruzeiro will be visiting Paraná (both Brazil Série A matches).
Chapecoense vs Cruzeiro: Head to head Stats
One win for Chape, two for Cruzeiro, and two draws, in the last five games between these two in Chapecó.
Chapecoense vs Cruzeiro: Prediction
Cruzeiro are considered favorites to win, but keep in mind that Chape remain undefeated at home in the Série A.
Chapecoense vs Cruzeiro: Betting Tips
Chapecoense’s double chance pays 1.60. Cruzeiro have played five games away from home since the start of this Série A campaign, and no match had more than one goal. “Under 2.5 goals” pays just 1.53, but if you take the extra risk to bet on “under 1.5”, you can hope for a very satisfying 2.62.