Brazilian Serie A Betting Preview: Cruzeiro vs Flamengo RJ
This will be the 14th round in Brazilian Serie A, where Cruzeiro will be hosting Flamengo RJ in a match where the aim of both teams will be getting the 3 points.
Cruzeiro is ranked at the 6th place with 20 points collected. They didn't have a great start of the new season but, recently, they seem to have improved their game. They come after 3 wins and 2 losses over the last 5 matches and this has helped them climb to their current position. Now they are even aiming to enter the top four which would guarantee them a direct ticket for the Copa Libertadores. At home, Cruzeiro has been almost perfect with only few team doing better than them as they are 4-1-1 out of 6 matches. The number of goals scored at home is 11 in 6 matches averaging almost 2 goals per game. Cruzeiro has managed to score at least one goal in 5 out of 6 matches. Coming to this match, they will expect a lot from their main player Thiago Neves, who is their best scorer with 5 goals.
Flamengo RJ is ranked at 4th place with 23 points. They were in a good run counting 9 matches without a loss before falling on their own home soil 0:1 against Gremio. Today's game should be a chance for them to try and get back on track. Flamengo is motivated to win here so they can strengthen their position in the top four.
They have a good offensive side with 9 goals scored in the last 5 league matches. Even when they are playing on an away side they seem not to be bothered as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches. They have two stars like Diego Ribas da Cuna and Paolo Guerrero, who have scored 4 goals each and are expected to help the team even today.
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Head to Head: Cruzeiro vs Flamengo RJ
Flamengo RJ has been dominating the head to head record between them with 4 wins while Cruzeiro has won just 1. Flamengo RJ has won the last match played here, but checking the statistics they never made it 2 in a row.
So, I expect Cruzeiro today to give their best in order to come out with a positive result. In front of their fans, a goal is a minimum expected of them. Flamengo RJ, also should be very engaged in this match and judging by their positive offensive stats, I think they will be the first to score.
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