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Cruzeiro vs Vitoria Predictions

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  • Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto

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Tip Reasoning

Wednesday’s Brazilian Serie A action sees Cruzeiro doing battle with Vitoria. It’s expected to be a comfortable evening for the hosts against the relegation threatened visitors.

Already assured of a place in next year’s Copa Libertadores after defending their Copa do Brasil crown, Cruzeiro are enjoying a pressure free end to the season, with none of their remaining 3 games carrying any real importance, with improving their current 8th placed standing the only slight objective.

Nonetheless, Raposa have been professional and competitive in all of their outings since winning the cup, winning 4 of their 7 matches played and putting in an impressive showing in front of the home crowd in this one is the target. With 4 wins from their last 5 home games, that’s something Cruzeiro can be pretty confident in achieving and the side have long since been regarded as a powerful home force.

As such, the trip looks a daunting one for Vitoria, who desperately need a result given their current position. The visitors only managed to avoid the drop by the skin of their teeth last season and now finding themselves second bottom and 2 points shy of safety with just 3 matches left to play, so there’s a good chance of them playing Serie B football next season.

Leão da Barra are in terrible form and for that exact reason, any potential escape looks highly unlikely. The side have won just 1 of their last 11 outings, losing 6 times in the process and having also lost 12 of their 17 away matches this season, it’s fair to say their prospects look very bleak going into Wednesday’s match, with little resolve having been shown on the road throughout the year.

Ultimately, if Cruzeiro approach the match in the correct manner and with a good attitude, it’s one they should be winning with relative comfort. Given the professional approach they’ve displayed in recent weeks despite their fixtures being dead rubbers, we do think they’ll take to the pitch fully motivated and simply put; that’s bad news for the visitors.

Backing Cruzeiro to run out winners looks to provide good value given the big disparity in quality between the two and is something we’re more than happy to back. Vitoria cannot buy a win at the moment and you can only see them struggling against such a powerful host, with a 2-0 margin of Cruzeiro victory on the cards.

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