Flamengo vs Cruzeiro prediction, odds & betting tips 30/06/2024

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Flamengo to win

Flamengo won their last six home games across all competitions

Serie A leaders Flamengo will welcome fifth-placed Cruzeiro to Estádio do Maracanã this weekend. View our free Flamengo vs Cruzeiro predictions below.

Flamengo vs Cruzeiro predictions: Business as usual for the hosts

Key stats

  • Flamengo have no losses in their last seven clashes with Cruzeiro (W6, D1).
  • Ten of the last 12 meetings between these teams produced less than three goals.
  • Flamengo opened the scoring in four of their last five matches, and also in five of the last seven meetings between these outfits.
  • Flamengo have won six consecutive home games.

Correct score prediction: Flamengo 2-0 Cruzeiro

Flamengo won their last six home games, keeping four clean sheets in the process. Cruzeiro won just one of six away matches, and failed to score in two of their last three road games.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Flamengo are overwhelming favourites

  • Flamengo: 4/7 (1.57) – 63.6%
  • Draw: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • Cruzeiro: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%

*Odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Although Cruzeiro have a perfect record at home this season, they've struggled on the road, with a 1-2-3 win-draw-loss record away from home. This is in contrast with Flamengo, who won their last six home matches in all competitions.

Bearing that in mind, Flamengo are the expected winners at 4/7 (1.57). Teams with these odds generally have a 63.6% probability of winning.

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It's also worth mentioning that seven of Cruzeiro's last nine games featured less than three goals. Given that this was also the case with 10 of the last 12 encounters between these teams, under 2.5 total goals has an appealing look at 13/20 (1.65). That one has a 60.6% chance of landing.

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

We've already established that previous skirmishes between Flamengo and Cruzeiro were mostly on the low-scoring side. Cruzeiro have not particularly fared well against Flamengo in recent years, as they suffered six defeats in the last seven meetings between these outfits.

Brazil Serie A 19/10/23

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0
Flamengo

Flamengo

2

Brazil Serie A 27/05/23

Flamengo

Flamengo

1
Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

1

Brazil Serie A 21/09/19

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

1
Flamengo

Flamengo

2

Brazil Serie A 28/04/19

Flamengo

Flamengo

3
Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

1

Brazil Serie A 25/11/18

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0
Flamengo

Flamengo

2

Team news and form guide

Flamengo: Eyeing their seventh consecutive home victory

Flamengo have a few players who are away on international duty, including Guillermo Varela, Nicolas De La Cruz, and Matias Viña. Igor Jesus, Everton and Bruno Henrique are sidelined with injuries.

Predicted lineup: Rossi (GK), Lucas, Pereira, Bruno, Franca, Gerson, Ortiz, Lorran, Hugo, Araujo & Pedro.

Brazil Serie A 20/07/24

W

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Flamengo

Flamengo

2

Brazil Serie A 11/07/24

L

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

2

Flamengo

Flamengo

1

Brazil Serie A 06/07/24

D

Cuiaba

Cuiaba

1

Flamengo

Flamengo

1

Brazil Serie A 04/07/24

W

Atletico Mineiro

Atletico Mineiro

2

Flamengo

Flamengo

4

Brazil Serie A 30/06/24

W

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

1

Flamengo

Flamengo

2

Cruzeiro: Looking to improve their poor record away from home

Rafael Silva is recovering from a thigh injury, while Juan Dinenno is ruled out with a groin injury. Both players are expected to return sometime next week.

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

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

Player to watch: Pedro

Flamengo vs Cruzeiro predictions
Pedro registered eight goals and five assists in his last 10 appearances for Flamengo. (Photo by Icon Sport)

Pedro has been one of the hottest players in the Serie A in recent weeks. He has scored in back-to-back games, and has 13 direct goal involvements in his last 10 matches across all competitions. The former Fiorentina forward leads Flamengo in both goals and assists this season, and will look to extend his scoring run to three matches.


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