Criciuma vs Fluminense prediction, odds & betting 12/07/2024

Criciuma vs Fluminense prediction, odds & betting 12/07/2024
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Criciuma to win

Fluminense have lost seven of their last eight matches in the Brazilian Serie A

Criciuma take on Fluminese on Friday, 12 July in the next round of Brazilian Serie A fixtures. Both teams sit inside the bottom seven in the league as things stand which makes this somewhat of a relegation six-pointer.

Fluminese, in particular, will be desperate for the three points given they are currently rock bottom on seven points. Criciuma, meanwhile, sit in 14th place but are just four points clear of the relegation zone. A win here could give them a healthy cushion as we reach the halfway point of the campaign.

As part of our latest round of Brazilian Serie A betting tipstake a look at our Criciuma vs Fluminense prediction below.

Criciuma vs Fluminense prediction: Further misery for the visitors

Key stats

  • Fluminense have only won one match all season and have picked up just two points in their last ten league games.
  • Criciuma are unbeaten in their last four league matches (two wins, two draws).
  • Two of Criciuma's last three matches have seen fewer than three goals scored while the same can be said for each of Fluminense's last six.

Correct score prediction: Criciuma 1-0 Fluminense

Fluminense's league form is nothing short of disastrous and it's difficult to see that changing against one of the strongest home teams in the league. Four of Fluminense's last five matches have ended in a 1-0 defeat and there is every chance that will become five of their last six on Friday.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Criciuma backed to win

  • HOME: 1/1 (2.00) – 50%
  • DRAW: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.3%
  • AWAY: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Despite Fluminense's poor form, they haven't been priced as complete underdogs for this fixture. Crirciuma go in as favourites but 1/1 looks like a fantastic price given the contrasting form of the two teams.

There are plenty of other matches across the world set to take place over the next 24 hours. Check them out via our betting tips for today page.

Last five H2Hs: Advantage Fluminense

Fluminense supporters should take encouragement over the fact they have a good record against Criciuma in recent years. Four of the last five matches have taken place in the cup due to Criciuma spending several years in the second flight of Brazilian football. Fluminense have won three of the last five H2Hs while Criciuma have only won once.

Copa do Brasil 31/07/21

Fluminense

Fluminense

3
Criciuma

Criciuma

0

Copa do Brasil 27/07/21

Criciuma

Criciuma

2
Fluminense

Fluminense

1

Copa do Brasil 15/03/17

Fluminense

Fluminense

3
Criciuma

Criciuma

2

Copa do Brasil 09/03/17

Criciuma

Criciuma

1
Fluminense

Fluminense

1

Brazil Primeira Liga 24/01/17

Fluminense

Fluminense

3
Criciuma

Criciuma

2

Criciuma PR preview: Punching above their weight

This is Criciuma's first season back in the Brazilian top-flight and they have fared pretty well so far. A win on Friday could see them move seven points clear of the drop zone which will have them looking upwards for the first time this season, as opposed to over their shoulders.

Predicted lineup: Gustavo (GK), Claudinho, Figueiredo, Maia, Trauco, Barreto, Ronald, Matheusinho, Hermes, Calke & Bolasie

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

Brazil Serie A 03/07/24

W

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie A 30/06/24

D

Internacional

Internacional

1

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Fluminense preview: Entering must-win territory

Since 2000, Fluminense have been mainstays in the Brazilian Serie A but their position in the top flight is very much under threat as things stand. Despite competing in the Copa Libertadores, they are currently seven points adrift and need to start picking up wins as a matter of urgency.

Predicted lineup: Fabio (GK), Xavier, Santos, Carlos, Guga, Martinelli, Gomes, Ganso, Cano, Keno & Andre

Brazil Serie A 11/07/24

D

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Fluminense

Fluminense

1

Brazil Serie A 07/07/24

L

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

1

Fluminense

Fluminense

0

Brazil Serie A 04/07/24

D

Internacional

Internacional

1

Fluminense

Fluminense

1

Brazil Serie A 30/06/24

L

Gremio

Gremio

1

Fluminense

Fluminense

0

Brazil Serie A 27/06/24

L

Vitoria

Vitoria

1

Fluminense

Fluminense

0

Player to watch: Matheusinho

Matheusinho
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At the heart of the Criciuma midfield is Matheusinho. The 26-year-old is the main playmaker in the team and is also their current top scorer in the league this season with four goals to his name. If Fluminense can keep him quiet, they will have a chance.

Back among the goals

After a blistering start to the season, Matheusinho then went through a barren spell in front of goal. However, ended his drought in the club's last match against Vitoria.


Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.