Palmeiras vs Cruzeiro – Brazilian Serie A: Palmeiras is 2nd on the Brazilian Serie A…
With 53 points, having 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss on their last 5 matches.
With the dismissal of manager Cuca, the interim manager Alberto Valentim took control of the team and it seems to have worked out,
since they have got 3 straight wins against Atlético GO, Ponte Preta and Grêmio; and besides the wins, the team has been playing very well too.
Probable starting line-up: Fernando Prass; Mayke, Edu Dracena,Juninho and Egídio; Thiago Santos, Thê Thê and Moisés; Dudu,Keno and Borja
Manager: Alberto Valentim.
Absences: Bruno Henrique.
Cruzeiro is 5th on the Brazilian Serie A with 47 points, having 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses on their last 5 matches.
With the conquest of Copa do Brasil 2017, Cruzeiro seems to have taken their foot of the gas in the league.
They are coming off 2 consecutive losses against Coritiba and then on the derby against Atlético MG, letting them comeback from behind.
Probable starting line-up: Fábio; Ezequiel,Manoel,Murilo and Diogo Barboza; Romero and Henrique; Rafinha,Thiago Neves and Arrascaeta; Rafael Marques.
Absences: Hudson,Léo and Sassá.
Palmeiras vs Cruzeiro – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Cruzeiro is already seemingly on vacation mode, because after the conquest of Copa do Brasil,
the team has relaxed on the Serie A, not being able to repeat their good exhibitions and with the players being caught on a title celebration party with a lot of music and drinking during the week.
On the Palmeiras’ side, the environment is different, with the point disadvantage to leaders Corinthians dropping more and more after every round.
Palmeiras’ title chances, that were seemingly impossible, are now alive again, since they are only 6 points behind them at the moment.
Palmeiras plays well at home, with the support of their fans who should pack the stadium here.
The team has been playing really well and they should go out looking for the win. I see some value on this -0.5 Handicap favouring Palmeiras.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|Palmeiras AH -0,5||