Cruzeiro vs Ponte Preta – Brasileirão A: On Saturday, Cruzeiro and Ponte Preta will face off on the 28th round of the Serie A…
CRUZEIRO: The current Copa do Brasil champions are coming into this match with good momentum because they haven’t lost at home on the last 11 matches.
The team comes into this match with some doubts on their main squad: Fábio, their starting defenders Léo and Murilo and the winger Hudson were spared from practice and can miss out on this match.
Up front there is a lot of doubts between Rafael Sóbis and Sassá, who just recovered from injury.
The team has a solid defence when they are playing in Minas Gerais, having an average of only 0.69 goals conceded per match and being able to keep a clean sheet in 54% of the matches.
PONTE PRETA: The team from Campinas is coming off a 1-0 victory over Flamengo with a goal from Jean Patrick. They have only one absence going into this match: the left back Jefferson, who is suspended after seeing his 3rd yellow card.
Besides that, Naldo, their reserve, is also not available because he got sent-off against Flamengo.
The team is the worst away team on this Serie A and that is mainly due to their attack, who only has a 0.62 goals scored per match average and failed to score in 62% of the matches.
Cruzeiro vs Ponte Preta – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I believe that Cruzeiro’s favouritism is clear for this match, despite having some reservations due to their line-up and motivation after winning the Copa do Brasil title.
However, the difference between these two teams is too much, especially considering their home/away record. Therefore, I have to pick Cruzeiro to win
|Cruzeiro to win||