Cruzeiro vs Flamengo Prediction and Betting Tips
- Updated: 29th August 2018
Cruzeiro vs Flamengo – Copa Libertadores :On a match of the 2nd leg of the Copa Libertadores’ 8th finals
Cruzeiro hosts Flamengo, on a tie where the home side has the advantage since they’ve won in the first leg at the Maracanã by 2-0.
Cruzeiro is coming off a comeback at home against Fluminense in the Brazilian Serie A, where the manager utilized its main players that were available, without resting practically anyone.
Mano Menezes has doubts to setup the team, one of them in the right wing, between Edilson and Lucas Romero, and another in attack, between the experienced Barcos and their talisman Raniel.
The manager hasn’t given any clues about who will play here.
Flamengo suffered a draw on their last match in the Brazilian Serie A on the weekend against América MG, where they also played with most of their starters and were still unable to win.
Barbieri, on an interview, has said that this is the match of the year for the club and that despite the difficulty, they can still come back.
Barbieri still hasn’t announced the line-up he will utilize here and I remind that the team needs a 2-0 victory to go to penalties and by more than 2 goals to advance directly.
Cruzeiro vs Flamengo – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Even after the 1st leg was so exciting, which is always difficult on the 1st leg of a knockout tie, I believe the 2nd leg will be even more, due to Flamengo’s need to win,
which will mean that the team will no longer have an advantage, taking the visitors off their comfort zone and forcing them to try and score, and because of that leave a lot of spaces for the quick counter-attacks of Cruzeiro.
I believe that Cruzeiro have learnt their lesson on the match against Santos in the Copa do Brasil, where they have won by 1-0 in the 1st leg away from home and then lost by 1-0 at home,
with the match going to penalties, so I believe they will be more focused and taking advantage of the spaces left by a Flamengo in need to score.
I see an open match, with Cruzeiro having a slight advantage since this will be a match at a packed Mineirão,
but the value I find here is on the goals, precisely due to the visiting side’s need to score, which should make this an open match, since everything will be decided here.
|Betting Tip / Prediction||Odd||Stake||Bookmaker||Status|
|Over 2 goals|