Cruzeiro vs Fluminense prediction, odds & betting tips – 20/06/2024

Cruzeiro vs Fluminense prediction, odds & betting tips – 20/06/2024
Cruzeiro have a 100% record at home so far this season - Photo by Icon Sport

Cruzeiro will be eager to make home advantage count when they host Fluminense at the Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto in Brazil’s Serie A on Thursday, 20 June. View our Brazilian Serie A betting tips for the game below.

Cruzeiro vs Fluminense prediction: Home advantage crucial

Key Stats

  • Cruzeiro have won each of their first three home games of the new Serie A campaign in Brazil.
  • Struggling Fluminense have lost five of their first nine assignments of the new season.
  • 100% of Cruzeiro’s first three home tests of the new season featured goals at both ends.
  • Rafa Silva found the net in each of Cruzeiro’s first three home league games of the new Brazilian campaign.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Visitors installed as underdogs

  • HOME: 10/11 (1.91) – 52.4%
  • DRAW: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%
  • AWAY: 29/10 (3.90) – 25.6%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Cruzeiro were held to a 0-0 draw at Vasco da Gama in their last outing, though they have been a more reliable force on home soil where they hold a perfect winning record after three matches of the new season. Fernando Seabra’s side are 10/11 favourites to make home advantage count again on Thursday.

Fluminense meanwhile, lost for the third time in four Serie A fixtures when they fell to a 2-1 reverse at home to Atlético Goianiense on Sunday. Sitting second from bottom in the table, the visitor’s probability of success this week has been listed at a low 25.6% by the bookies. We’ve also opposed Fluminense in our picks for the game and you can find more of our top predictions over on our betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: Fluminense have had the better of it

Fluminense dug out a 1-0 win over Cruzeiro when the teams last met in September last year and that was their fourth victory in a row in his fixture since the summer of 2022.

Brazil Serie A 21/09/23

Fluminense

Fluminense

1
Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0

Brazil Serie A 11/05/23

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0
Fluminense

Fluminense

2

Copa do Brasil 13/07/22

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0
Fluminense

Fluminense

3

Copa do Brasil 23/06/22

Fluminense

Fluminense

2
Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

1

Brazil Serie A 10/10/19

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0
Fluminense

Fluminense

0

Cruzeiro preview: Hosts missing six players

Alvaro Barreal, Mateus Vital, Juan Dinenno and Rafael Bilu are all out injured for Cruzeiro while Arthur Gomes is a slight doubt with a thigh problem. Matheus Pereira is suspended while Jose Cifuentes is away on international duty.

Predicted lineup: Anderson (GK), William, Ze Ivaldo, Marcelo, Marlon, Ramiro, Romero, Lucas Silva, Veron, Robert, Rafa Silva

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

Brazil Serie A 03/07/24

L

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0

Fluminense preview: Suspensions have hit the visitors hard

Jhon Arias is away on international duty while Fluminense will also be without suspended quartet, Martinelli, Guga, Ganso and Felipe Melo. Andre Trindade is injured and will also be a spectator.

Predicted lineup: Fabio (GK), Xavier, Marlon, Manoel, Marcelo, Lima, Alexsander, Marquinhos, Isaac, Keno, Cano

Brazil Serie A 21/07/24

W

Cuiaba

Cuiaba

0

Fluminense

Fluminense

1

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

Player to watch – William

Flying fullback William has been a key player for Cruzeiro so far this season and the 28-year-old has already chipped in with two assists from his defensive berth while playing an impressive 1.60 key passes per Serie A fixture.

Cruzeiro vs Fluminense prediction
William is searching for his third assist of the campaign – Photo by Icon Sport

William has top-class experience

William was a regular in the German Bundesliga for Wolfsburg and Schalke before returning to his homeland to link up with Cruzeiro in 2023. The experience the defender gleaned from his time in a major European league has made him a potent force since his return to Brazil.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.