Flamengo RJ – Cruzeiro : Preview & Prediction
Flamengo and Cruzeiro play in the Luso-Brazilian Stadium in a match of the 33rd round of the Brasileirão Serie A. In the last match between these teams in this competition, on 16-07-2017, the final result was a 1-1 draw. The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the home team, which has 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 28-09-2017, ended the victory of Cruzeiro by (5-3), in the tiebreaker through penalties. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 12 wins, 11 draws and 9 losses, the home team is in 6th place, having won 50 points. In the last match, he lost with Grêmio away for (3-1), after in the previous game to have drawn at home, in a game against Vasco, by (0-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, the stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 10 goals scored and 19 conceded, against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 home defeat, with 30 goals scored and 12 conceded. In the last 10 home games for the league, Flamengo has recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss, having won 19 points out of 30. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 32 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 13 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 16 home games in this competition there are 1 highlights: 4 of his 11 goals in minutes (46′-60 ‘).
Flamengo does not have a good time in the Brazilian Championship, since it has not won three rounds, a period in which it suffered two defeats and scored only one goal, thus showing problems to be solved in the offensive sector. These results have been leaving more and more disputed the vacancies within the group to access the Copa Libertadores. In the last round, the team managed to open the scoring early in the second stage, but their defense did not act in a way to secure the good striker attack, which ended up making three goals. However, this game showed an atypical performance of the defense, since it is among the five least leaked. The club also stands out for the good volume of opportunities created, in addition to having the best average ball possession in the championship. As principal, the team owns the fourth best campaign, and in that condition did not concede goal in seven of the sixteen disputed matches. With the exception of striker Paolo Guerrero, suspended for doping, the coach should not have large embezzlements.
After 14 wins, 9 draws and 9 losses, the visiting team is in 5th place, having won 51 points. In the last match, he beat Atletico-PR at home (1-0), after the previous match tied it out in a game against Palmeiras by (2-2). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with a total of 20 goals scored and 19 conceded. Already inside the home, won 7 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss, with a total of 17 goals scored and 9 conceded. In the last 10 out of the championship, Cruzeiro has recorded 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, having seized 17 points out of 30. In his games for the league as a visitor, the most frequent result at the interval was 1-0 (6 out of 16 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 32 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the board in 11 games in which he conceded the first goal. There are 1 periods highlighted in the last 16 matches played as a visitor to this competition: he suffered 9 of his 17 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Cruzeiro enters the field for that game a little more relieved after having managed to rediscover the path of victory in the Brazilian Championship, thus ending a fast that lasted three rounds, a period in which suffered two consecutive defeats. In their last confrontation, the team did not have a much superior performance, but finalized more and managed to take advantage of the few clear chances that had, thus obtaining a thin victory before Atletico Paranaense. If his attack has not been highlighted, the same can not be said of the defense, which is among the four less leaked, not having conceded a goal in twelve of the thirty-two matches played so far. However, the mining club is the second most finished, thus showing a certain lack of precision in the conclusion. One of the already confirmed embezzles is midfielder Rafinha.
Flamengo RJ – Cruzeiro : Betting Tips
Flamengo RJ – Win Odds: 1.85
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70