Criciuma vs Cruzeiro prediction, odds & betting tips 04/07/2024

Criciuma vs Cruzeiro prediction, odds & betting tips 04/07/2024
Criciuma have no wins in the last seven clashes between these teams. (Photo by Icon Sport)
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Cruzeiro's last eight games featured goals at both ends

An interesting fixture is on the cards as Criciuma welcome seventh-placed Cruzeiro to Estádio Heriberto Hülse on Thursday. View our free Criciuma vs Cruzeiro predictions below.

Criciuma vs Cruzeiro predictions: A stalemate

Key stats

  • The spoils were shared in three of the last five encounters between these teams.
  • Four of the last five meetings between these outfits produced less than three goals.
  • Both teams scored in Criciuma's last eight matches, and in five of the last seven encounters between these sides.
  • Cruzeiro are undefeated in seven previous clashes with Criciuma (W4, D3).

Correct score prediction: Criciuma 1-1 Cruzeiro

Two of the last three skirmishes between these outfits were 1-1 draws.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Cruzeiro are bookies’ favourites

  • Criciuma: 17/10 (2.70) – 37%
  • Draw: 19/10 (2.90) – 34.5%
  • Cruzeiro: 8/5 (2.60) – 38.5%

*Odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

While Cruzeiro have a perfect record at home this season, they've struggled on the road, winning just one of seven away games so far. However, Criciuma have been one of the worst home teams in the Serie A, with a 1-3-2 win-draw-loss record at home.

Bearing that in mind, Cruzeiro are the expected winners at 8/5 (2.60). Teams with these odds generally have a 38.5% probability of winning.

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Moreover, four of the last five skirmishes between these two featured less than three goals. Given that this was the case with seven of Cruzeiro's last 10 games, under 2.5 total goals has an appealing look at 8/15 (1.53). That one has a 65.2% chance of landing.

Last five H2Hs: Can Criciuma halt their winless streak against Cruzeiro?

It is worth mentioning that the last time these teams clashed was in September 2022, when both sides played in the Serie B. Cruzeiro have had Criciuma's number in recent years, as they have no losses in seven previous encounters between these outfits.

Brazil Serie B 04/09/22

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

1
Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie B 28/05/22

Criciuma

Criciuma

0
Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

1

Brazil Primeira Liga 27/01/16

Criciuma

Criciuma

1
Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

1

Brazil Serie A 09/11/14

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

3
Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie A 09/08/14

Criciuma

Criciuma

0
Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0

Team news and form guide

Criciuma: Looking to get back to winning ways

Criciuma will not be able to call upon the services of Jonathan Lemos, who is recovering from a hamstring injury. Felipe Vizeu is also ruled out with a thigh injury.

Predicted lineup: Gustavo (GK), Claudinho, Fagundes, Figueiredo, Hermes, Trauco, Newton, Barreto, Matheusinho, Allano & Caike.to

Brazil Serie A 24/07/24

D

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

1

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie A 20/07/24

L

Flamengo

Flamengo

2

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie A 17/07/24

L

Corinthians

Corinthians

2

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie A 11/07/24

D

Fluminense

Fluminense

1

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie A 07/07/24

L

Vitoria

Vitoria

2

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Cruzeiro: Hoping to improve their poor away record

There are no new injury concerns for Cruzeiro ahead of this clash, besides Rafa Silva and Juan Dinenno, who are both expected to return sometime next week.

Predicted lineup: Anderson (GK), Kaiki, Marcelo, Neris, William, Ramiro, Romero, Silva, Gomes, Pereira & Veron.

Brazil Serie A 24/07/24

W

EC Juventude

EC Juventude

0

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

2

Brazil Serie A 21/07/24

L

Palmeiras

Palmeiras

2

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0

Brazil Serie A 13/07/24

W

Bragantino

Bragantino

1

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

2

Brazil Serie A 10/07/24

W

Gremio

Gremio

0

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

2

Brazil Serie A 07/07/24

W

Corinthians

Corinthians

0

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

3

Player to watch: William

Criciuma vs Cruzeiro predictions
William has four direct goal involvements in his last four games. (Photo by Icon Sport)

William set up Cruzeiro's only goal in their 2-1 defeat at Flamengo last weekend. While Cruzeiro have not particularly enjoyed their best form in recent weeks, the former Wolfsburg player has been nothing short of impressive, registering two goals and two assists in his last four appearances for the club.


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