Sao Paulo VS Cruzeiro ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro
Sao Paulo and Cruzeiro meet at Cícero Pompeu de Toledo Stadium (Morumbi) in a match for the 20th round of the Brasileirão Serie A. Cruzeiro won at home (1-0) last time they faced each other in this edition of the league, 14.05.2017. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 5 wins and 2 losses in the last 7 games. However, the last time they faced in this stage was in 14-04-2017, in a game by Glass of Brazil that finished with the victory of the Cruise by (0-2). The goals of the match were scored by L. Pratto (62 ‘Autogolo) and Húdson (70’) for Cruzeiro. Although this is a game between 17th and 7th overall, it is actually a game between the 10th place in home games and the 9th as a visitor.
Sao Paulo Team News
The home team is currently in 17th place with 19 points earned after 5 wins, 4 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, lost at home to Coritiba by (1-2). In the last match, he lost out to Bahia by (2-1). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 15 points, against only 4 in their games as a visitor. For the championship, São Paulo had 15 points in 27 chances, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 9 games that played in his stadium. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 4 of their 9 matches. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home games, as 8 of the last 9 matches they played for this competition ended with over 1.5 goals. In 19 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never managed to turn the score.
Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro Stats
Sao Paulo has been performing much lower than expected in the Brazilian Championship, is in the relegation zone and comes from 2 consecutive defeats, so it is necessary to increase production with urgency to try to move away from the last positions. The team scored 22 goals, being only the tenth best attack of the competition, and it had 26 goals, having the sixth defense more leaked and these numbers help to explain the bad campaign, being necessary to adjust in both the offensive and the defensive system.
Playing at home, as the match he will make this Sunday, Sao Paulo has taken advantage of 56% and averages of 1.44 goals scored and 0.89 goals conceded, evidencing that you need to be more regular in front of your fans, although the defense usually works well in this Type of situation. Overall, taking into account the home and away games, the team usually scores more in the second half as 17 of their 22 goals came in the second stage, especially in the 75-90 minutes with 11 goals. For the clash with Cruzeiro, coach Dorival Junior will not be able to count on Cueva by suspension and lateral Júnior Tavares on account of injury.
Cruzeiro Team News
After 7 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses, the visiting team is in 7th place, having won 27 points. In the last match, they drew with Botafogo at home (0-0), after their previous match won out in a game against Vasco by (0-3). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 11 points and 16 visitors in their stadium, with 12 goals scored and 7 goals conceded at home, against 9 goals scored and 9 suffered as a visitor. In the championship, Cruzeiro had 11 points in 30 chances, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in the last 10 games they played as a visitor. In his games as a visitor there are some frequent results: at interval 1-0 (4 out of 10 matches) and at the end of the game 1-0 (4 out of 10 matches). His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In his away games for this competition there is a tendency towards few goals, since in 8 of the last 10 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. In 19 games in this competition, he never managed to get back on the scoreboard in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 away games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: suffered 6 of his 9 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Cruzeiro have been performing reasonably well in Serie A, are 1 point behind the Copa Libertadores and come from 4 unbeaten games, although they have won only 1 of those games. The team is characterized by a low-efficiency attack that has scored only 21 goals and is the fifth worst of the competition, while the defense shows great solidity, suffered only 16 goals and is the third less leakage, demonstrating the great imbalance between the offensive and defensive.