Cruzeiro vs Santos Prediction Today
Despite the comfortable situation, the Cruzeiro showed, in practice, that it does not intend to settle with the situation. On Sunday, August 12, coach Mano Menezes placed a mixed team to face Flamengo in Maracanã, in a confrontation for the eighteenth round of the Brazilian Championship, the penultimate of the first round.
He came home with his hands shaking. He lost by 1-0. Parked in the 25 points (seven wins, four draws and seven losses), the Minas Gerais team saw the difference for Sao Paulo, leader, to climb to 13 points making it practically unfeasible a reaction that allows the club to reach the title .
Thus, more than ever, the option to prioritize the cup race will be strengthened. That means all the starters should be scheduled for Wednesday’s game.
Santos had the opportunity to play in Belo Horizonte before facing Cruzeiro. On Sunday, by Brasileirão, he faced Atlético-MG in the Independência stadium. He was defeated by 3 to 1. With that, he could not leave the relegation zone. With 18 points (four wins, six draws and eight losses), Vila Belmiro’s alvinegro is seventeenth.
Despite the rather delicate situation, coach Cuca, who has not yet won since he took command of the team, ruled out using reserves to face Cruzeiro, since the situation in the Brazilian Cup is difficult to reverse, sparing athletes to try to reaction in the Brazilian Championship.
This does not mean, however, that all incumbents will be on the field. Striker Bruno Henrique, for example, felt muscle pain in the game against Rooster, left the field early and became doubt to face the Raposa. You will have to pass tests that will determine the severity of the injury and the possibility of the athlete being released to play.If it is vetoed, the coach’s options for attack are quite limited. Newcomers Bryian Ruiz and Derlis Gonzáles, for example, were not registered in time for the Brazil Cup and have no legal conditions to enter the field. The same happens with Carlos Sanchez, who also faces muscle injury. The trio will only be available for Saturday’s match against Sport, for the last round of the first round of the Brasileirão.
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Much better structured tactically, with more technical resources, working at home and counting on the advantage achieved in the first game, Cruzeiro has absolute tranquility for the match on Wednesday and should be considered the favorite. Therefore, the prognosis in the win of the owners of the house is the most appropriate option for bets in the quarter-final clash of the Brazilian Cup.
Bet Tips: Cruzeiro wins