Cruzeiro vs Santos Betting Tip and Prediction
- Updated: 15th August 2018
Cruzeiro vs Santos – Copa do Brasil :On a match of the 2nd leg of the Copa do Brasil’s quarter-finals.
Cruzeiro hosts Santos at the Mineirão, with the home side having an advantage after having won the 1st leg by 1-0, needing at least a draw to advance on the competition.
Cruzeiro have rested their starts on their last match played in the Brazilian Serie A, where they ended up being defeated by Flamengo by 1-0,
however, they practically have the entire roster available for this match and Mano Menezes has some good options to pick from. The team has been focusing on the cups,
and just like they’ve won the 1st leg against Santos, they’ve also won the match against Flamengo on the Libertadores, showing that the Brazilian Serie A is on a secondary place and that the team really wants to win the cups.
As for Santos they are on an awful moment of form, not winning for 2 months and with their last loss being against Atlético MG at the Horto.
The team needs a minimum victory here to take the game into penalties.
Cuca has recently arrived, and he hasn’t shown much. For this match, he won’t have the midfielder Sanches,
who was just recently signed, available, and Bryan Ruiz is still in doubt, so that means Cuca will have a lot of problems to decide the starting line-up.
Cruzeiro vs Santos – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Cruzeiro have practically everything in their favour, being on a better moment of form, playing at home and having the advantage. Even if this is football and we need to be careful about the surprises,
I don’t see Santos having enough strength to come into the Mineirão and beat Cruzeiro. We know that the club from Vila Belmiro has a lot of reputation,
however, it looks like there’s something missing on their roster, they lack leadership from a cerebral player that would put their attacking youngsters playing well.
As for the home side, they are filled with options and alternatives, which ended the distrust on the 2 matches they’ve played away from home in the cups, showing they’re a mature and experienced team,
that knows what to do inside the pitch, being surgical and winning. That way, I see Cruzeiro having everything to win this match and my bet will be on Cruzeiro to win.
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