Paraná vs Cruzeiro Today’s Soccer Prediction
After two home victories in a row, Parana faced Flamengo, the Brazilian’s leader in Maracanã, and could not stop their rivals. It took 2 to 0 remaining with nine points (three wins, six draws and six losses). In this way, he lost a position in the standings table and, after day 11, on the nineteenth (penultimate post).
The distance to Santos, sixteenth place and first team outside the relegation zone, however, is short. Only one point separates Paraná from the alvinegros, which gives hope to the three-colored fans not to have to spend a little more than a month of Brasileirao’s ‘vacation’ in the sticking region.
The defeat of Maracanã did not shake the technician Rogério Micale. On the contrary. The commander of Paraná said that the presentation of the team before the leader of the Brasileirão served to strengthen the team.
This indicates that after promoting big changes from one match to another, the coach, who claims to have 30 starters, is found a basis for the team. However, as usual, Micale preferred to keep mystery about the athletes he will choose to face the Cruzeiro.
This will be the second game followed by the Fox in the South. On Saturday, June 9, in Chapecó, the Cruzeiro was beaten by Chapecoense 2-0. It was thus with 17 points (five wins, three draws and three losses) , fell to the eighth position in the standings.
The fall was not the only problem that the confrontation in Santa Catarina left of ‘inheritance’. Midfielder Thiago Neves, with muscle pains, and striker Sassá, with a problem in his left knee, and became doubtful for the confrontation of this Wednesday.The situation is more worrying about Thiago Neves, since the Uruguayan De Arrascaeta, who could do his job, is also unavailable. He was called up for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Without having other options for the role of creator of attack moves, Mano Menezes said that Cruzeiro will have to present collective solutions to reach the goal. Even with Thiago Neves, this had been a problem. Of the 11 matches that the club played, only in one of them managed to make two goals. In the others, either he gave a try or went blank. Of his five wins, four went by 1 to 0.
In the attacking command, the absence of Sassá is less felt, since Raniel, that frequently enters the equipment, should be effective like proprietor if the medical department veto the participation of the ex-player of Botafogo.
However, everything will depend on exams done before departure. Absence right for the confrontation in the paranaense capital is of the lateral right Edílson. He is suspended due to the accumulation of yellow cards.In the cast, Mano Menezes has Ezekiel as an option. He is a specialist in function. However, the most likely choice is to improvise the steering wheel Lucas Romero in the position. This is what has happened most of the time in which Edilson is not willing to act.
Lucas Silva can return to the team. With inflammation in the throat, he was removed from the list of related for the match against Chapecoense. If you improve, you should be at the disposal of the coach, even if you do not have a guaranteed place among the holders.
Knowing its limitations, Paraná should not venture out of the rival and thus opening the opportunity for the Cruise to exploit the counterattacks. In this way, the tie is a good guessing option.
Prediction Today: Tie