America Mineiro vs Cruzeiro Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Cruzeiro are hoping to continue their recent good record when they travel to bottom club America Mineiro in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. Our betting tips suggest the visitors will bag the win.
Reason For America Mineiro vs Cruzeiro Betting Tips
America Mineiro’s top flight status is hanging by a thread as we approach the business end of the season. With just 13 points from 22 matches, they are now a massive 13 points from safety and with safety almost certain to require at least 40 points, it’s almost impossible to see a way out for them.
They had looked to have turned a bit of a corner, going 3 matches without defeat and bagging a shock 1-0 win over high-flying Santos. However, their old bad habits have since returned and they’ve lost 3 on the bounce coming into this match. A stoppage time own goal from Alison handed Chapecoense a 2-1 win in their last home match and as if their problems weren’t bad enough, they now have to face a Cruzeiro that has just hit real form.
It was long overdue in truth, with the 2013 and 2014 champions lingering in the drop-zone for most of the first half of the season. However, they come into this match unbeaten in 6 games in all competitions and looking for a 4th straight win here. They were convincing 5-2 winners away to Botafogo in the Copa do Brasil last week and despite their overall struggles, they do boast quite a strong away record. They’ve won 6 of their last 11 away games and they’ve scored 3 or more goals in 3 of those games so they do pose a real attacking threat and seem more comfortable playing on the road.
They won 3-2 at Atletico Mineiro earlier in the season when they were in much worse form and they are looking for another Belo Horizonte derby away win here. Given the form they are in and how bad America have been for almost the entire campaign, you have to fancy the visitors to deliver the goods and you can back Cruzeiro to Win at 11/10.
Head to Head
The sides have met 4 times already in 2016 with 3 draws and a 2-0 America win.
America Mineiro Team News
Left back Gilson is suspended so Danilo should fill in. New striker Nilson could feature up front.
Cruzeiro Team News
The visitors may make just one change with Rafael Sóbis suspended. Alisson, Willian, Élber, Rafinha and Marcos Vinícius are all in contention to replace him.
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America Mineiro vs Cruzeiro Stats
America have lost 10 of their last 13 league games, winning just once. Cruzeiro have won 36% of their away games compared to just 27% of their home matches.
Published: September 7, 2016
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