Cruzeiro vs Vasco da Gama – Brazilian Serie A : Cruzeiro and Vasco face off at the Mineirão this Wednesday
on the 10th round of the Brazilian Serie A.
The match at the Mineirão will be played at 1:45 (London time). Cruzeiro is coming off 3 victories in the league and is already on the top pack of the standings.
The team is in 2nd place with 16 points and they are 4 points away from the leaders Flamengo. As for Vasco, they’ve dropped after the loss on the derby against Botafogo and they are now in 13th place with 11 points.
The matches between Cruzeiro and Vasco are great derbies of Brazilian football, be it for the teams, the tradition or the history of the two clubs. But their moment of form couldn’t be any more different.
Curzeiro, after a shaky start, finally geared up on the Brazilian Serie A and they are coming off 3 victories, already flirting with the top of the table and the leadership.
Since the start of the year, everyone pointed Cruzeiro as one of the main favourites in all competitions due to the quality of the roster they’ve built.
Latest results – Cruzeiro/MG:
03.06.2018 D1 Ceará SC/CE 0-1 Cruzeiro/MG
30.05.2018 D1 Cruzeiro/MG 1-0 Palmeiras/SP
27.05.2018 D1 Santos/SP 0-1 Cruzeiro/MG
22.05.2018 CLA Cruzeiro/MG 2-1 Racing Club
19.05.2018 D1 Atlético Mineiro/MG 1-0 Cruzeiro/MG
16.05.2018 Cup Atlético/PR 1-2 Cruzeiro/MG
Latest results – Vasco da Gama/RJ:
02.06.2018 D1 Vasco da Gama/RJ 1-2 Botafogo/RJ
30.05.2018 D1 Vasco da Gama/RJ 1-0 Paraná/PR
27.05.2018 D1 Bahia/BA 3-0 Vasco da Gama/RJ
22.05.2018 CLA Univ de Chile 0-2 Vasco da Gama/RJ
19.05.2018 D1 CR Flamengo/RJ 1-1 Vasco da Gama/RJ
13.05.2018 D1 Vasco da Gama/RJ 2-3 Vitória/BA
On the other side, we have a Vasco in crisis. The team lost on the derby against Botafogo and saw their manager Zé Roberto quitting his job.
On this match, the team will be led by the interim manager Valdir Bigode while his new manager is still unknown.
The two teams have already faced off this year. On the Copa Libertadores, both of them were drawn into the same group and the match at the Mineirão finished with a draw, while Cruzeiro won in São Januário.
Cruzeiro vs Vasco da Gama – Betting Tip and Prediction:
About the match: looking at the odds, of course that these aren’t the odds of a derby, but they reflect the current moment of form of both teams.
I believe that Cruzeiro will be able to impose their favouritism at home against a Vasco that has a worse roster and is going through a time of trouble.
|Team totals: Cruzeiro Over 1.5 goals||