Cruzeiro vs Vasco – Libertadores: Owners of one of the best rosters in Brazil, Cruzeiro is involved on an important week
And after losing the 1st leg of the Campeonato Mineiro’s final to their biggest rival Atlético-MG, they now have Vasco ahead of them, on the 2nd round of the Copa Libertadores’ group stage,
where they need to win to recover on the competition and not risk getting eliminated, after having lost to Racing playing away from home on the 1st round,
since they are in one of the toughest groups of the competition. With a much more qualified team and playing at home in front of their fanatical supporters that will definitely sell out the stadium,
the team has everything to pressure Vasco from start to finish and that way conquer the 3 points.
Vasco: Motivated by the win over Botafogo on the 1st leg of the Campeonato Carioca’s final, Vasco will have a tough task ahead of them for this match, where they will face the strong Cruzeiro away from home.
After having slipped up on the 1st round, the team needs to get some points, but they shouldn’t take many risks, because a draw would be an excellent result for them.
The problem is that the team has been conceding a lot of goals, conceding at least 2 goals per match on the last 4 matches, and they will face one of the best attacks in Brazil, that promises to cause Vasco’s defence some problems.
Cruzeiro vs Vasco – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This Cruzeiro’s side is much more powerful and they need to win to recover on the competition and also give out a positive response to their fans after the loss on the derby this past weekend,
so I imagine Cruzeiro putting some pressure on Vasco and even if they manage to get in the lead, I don’t see them taking the foot off the gas and stop trying to score.
With a defensive system that has been failing time and time again, I don’t see many chances for Vasco to withstand Cruzeiro’s strong attack and a battering wouldn’t surprise me here,
so I see a lot of value on the odds for Cruzeiro to win this match at home.