Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro
Competition: Brazil Serie A
Date: 2 June 2019
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
Sao Paulo may have started this weekend sitting high, fourth in the Serie A table, but things at the club are anything but good; midweek they lost 1-0 at Bahia, their second defeat to the Salvador side in their Copa do Brasil round of 16 tie, meaning that their season in that competition is already over. On their way back to Sao Paulo, there was an incident with a fan who verbally attacked members of the squad at the airport, and next morning, the walls around Morumbi were full of… “messages” against certain players. The atmosphere is… heavy, they need a win, a positive result, to regain some calm. The fact that they have not scored in their last four games is not helping… Coach Cuca cannot count on attacker Everton, who hit his head on Wednesday, in the game against Bahia, and had to stay out.
At Cruzeiro they are trying to… stay calm, not let their recent bad results cause a bigger fuss than necessary. They have lost four out of their last five games, including that 1-2 at home last weekend, to Chapecoense. Good news for them on Thursday was that Fred returned to training, leaving behind him his latest injury problem. Same day, a 19-year-old trained with Cruzeiro’s first team for the very first time. It was right-back Weverton, a… kid that drew a lot of attention a few days ago, when he did a nutmeg on Neymar during a training session of Brazil’s national team, to which he and other youngsters were invited to participate. The PSG star didn’t like what happened, and made sure to… show Weverton how he felt, fouling him hard right after the nutmeg.
Previous five matches:
Bahia vs Sao Paulo 1-0
Corinthians vs Sao Paulo 1-0
Sao Paulo vs Bahia 0-1
Sao Paulo vs Bahia 0-0
Fortaleza vs Sao Paulo 0-1
Cruzeiro vs Chapecoense 1-2
Fluminense vs Cruzeiro 4-1
Fluminense vs Cruzeiro 1-1
Internacional vs Cruzeiro 3-1
Cruzeiro vs Emelec 1-2
Sao Paulo are visiting Avaí next weekend (Serie A). Cruzeiro are hosting Fluminense on Wednesday (Copa do Brasil).
Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro: Head to head Stats
Four wins for Sao Paulo and one for Cruzeiro in the last five games between these two at Morumbi.
Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro: Prediction
Sao Paulo are considered favorites to win, but I find it very hard to trust them.
Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro: Betting Tips
Cruzeiro’s double chance is at 1.70, going up to 2.38 if combined with “under 2.5 goals”. Be reminded, Sao Paulo have not scored in their last four games, and two of those were at home.