Cruzeiro vs Athletico PR prediction, odds & betting tips 26/06/2024

All eyes will be on Governador Magalhães Pinto as Cruzeiro host Athletico Paranaense on Wednesday night. View our free Cruzeiro vs Athletico PR predictions below.

Cruzeiro vs Athletico PR predictions: Spoils to be shared

Key stats

  • The last three encounters between these teams ended in stalemates.
  • Athletico Paranaense are coming off three consecutive draws.
  • Both teams scored in Athletico Paranaense's last four games, and in three of their last four trips to this stadium.
  • Six of Cruzeiro's last eight games, and five of Athletico Paranaense's last six matches featured less than three goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Cruzeiro are expected winners

  • Cruzeiro: 23/20 (2.15) – 46.5%
  • Draw: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.3%
  • Athletico Paranaense: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%

*Odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

While Cruzeiro have struggled on the road, they've been one of the best home teams in the Serie A this season. Fernando Seabra’s men have a perfect record at home, with four wins from four.

With that in mind, Cruzeiro are the expected winners at 23/20 (2.15). Teams with these odds generally have a 46.5% probability of winning.

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It's also worth mentioning that both teams scored in three of Athletico Paranaense's last four trips to this stadium. Given that Paranaense's last four matches featured goals at both ends, BTTS – yes has an appealing look at 19/20 (1.95). That one has a 51.3% chance of landing.

Last five H2Hs: Another low-scoring affair on the cards?

Recent clashes between these teams have generally been on the low-scoring side, as four of their last five skirmishes produced less than three goals. In their last five encounters, Athletico Paranaense have two wins and three draws.

Brazil Serie A 30/11/23

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

1
Athletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense

1

Brazil Serie A 29/07/23

Athletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense

3
Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

3

Brazil Serie A 07/11/19

Athletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense

0
Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0

Brazil Serie A 27/07/19

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0
Athletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense

2

Brazil Serie A 10/11/18

Athletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense

2
Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0

Team news and form guide

Cruzeiro: Hoping to maintain their perfect home record

Marlon was sent off in Cruzeiro's humiliating 4-1 loss at Bahia last weekend, and is suspended for this match. Rafael Silva and José Cifuentes are both in the recovery room.

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

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

Brazil Serie A 03/07/24

L

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0

Brazil Serie A 30/06/24

L

Flamengo

Flamengo

2

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

1

Brazil Serie A 26/06/24

W

Athletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense

0

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

2

Athletico Paranaense: Looking to extend their unbeaten run to five games

Athletico PR will have to do without Agustin Canobbio and Bento, as both players are sidelined with injuries.

Predicted lineup: Linck (GK), Esquivel, Heleno, Rocha, Madson, Fernandinho, Erick, Cuello, Christian, Nikão & Mastriani.

Brazil Serie A 10/07/24

L

EC Bahia

EC Bahia

3

Athletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense

1

Brazil Serie A 07/07/24

W

Atletico GO

Atletico GO

1

Athletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense

2

Brazil Serie A 04/07/24

L

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo

2

Athletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense

1

Brazil Serie A 30/06/24

W

Vitoria

Vitoria

0

Athletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense

1

Brazil Serie A 26/06/24

L

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

2

Athletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense

0

Player to watch: Gonzalo Mastriani

Cruzeiro vs Athletico PR predictions
Gonzalo Mastriani scored three times in his last four appearances for Athletico PR. (Photo by Icon Sport)

While Gonzalo Mastriani has 10 appearances under his belt this season, it's worth mentioning that he started just five of those games. In spite of this, the Uruguayan player has an impressive return of four goals.

Mastriani is just starting to find his stride, as there of those goals came in his last four games. It'll be interesting to see how he will match up against a Cruzeiro side that kept six clean sheets in their previous nine matches.


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