Vasco da Gama vs Cruzeiro prediction, odds & betting tips 16/06/2024

Vasco da Gama are set to play host to Cruzeiro this weekend in the Brazilian Serie A, but it's the hosts who will be the most confident of having a party currently sitting seven places and seven points above their opponents in the league.

Vasco da Gama vs Cruzeiro prediction: A cautious affair awaits

Key stats

  • Cruzeiro have only lost away from home in the Brazilian Serie A
  • Vasco de Gama have two wins this season, both coming at home
  • O Expresso da Vitória's two wins have been by the exact scoreline of 2-1

Pre-game odds and win probability: Home side tipped to cause an upset

  • Home: 11/8 (2.38) – 42.1%
  • Draw: 2/1 (3.0) – 33.3%
  • Away: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%

If we were to back one team in this encounter, we would certainly be looking at Cruzeiro given her start to the season and how awful Vasco de Gama have performed so far, which makes the bookmakers' odds a bit surprising.

However, home advantage always counts for something and all of Vasco de Gamas' wins have come in front of their supporters, but if you wish to add a bit more value, then be sure to check out all the enticing free betting tips we have to offer.

Last five H2Hs: Little to separate these two sides

The last two games – both played at the home of Cruzeiro – have ended in a stalemate, and this weekend's away team are unbeaten against Vasco de Gama in the last four meetings, but only one of the, was by a margin bigger than one goal.

Brazil Serie A 22/11/23

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

2
Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

2

Brazil Serie A 08/11/23

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0
Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

0

Brazil Serie A 08/07/23

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

0
Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

1

Brazil Serie B 22/09/22

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

3
Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

0

Brazil Serie B 12/06/22

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

1
Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0

Vasco de Gama preview: Time to turn the tide

It's been a rather disastrous start to the season for Vasco de Gama who won on the opening day but then went on a four-game losing streak but it's still only two wins in the league. So, if they wish to have hopes of a top-half finish, they'll need to turn things around immediately.

Predicted lineup: Leo Jardim (GK), Lucas Piton, Sforza, Maicon, Leo, Rodriguez, Ze Gabriel, Galdames, Adson, Rayan, Vegetti

Brazil Serie A 17/07/24

W

Atletico GO

Atletico GO

0

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

1

Brazil Serie A 10/07/24

W

Corinthians

Corinthians

0

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

2

Brazil Serie A 07/07/24

W

Internacional

Internacional

1

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

2

Brazil Serie A 03/07/24

W

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

0

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

2

Brazil Serie A 29/06/24

D

Botafogo

Botafogo

1

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

1

Cruzeiro preview: Chance to move into the top five

Cruzeiro have been perfect at home winning three out of three games, however, on the road they've found it a lot more difficult. They've only won one game on the road in the Brazilian Serie A which was a 1-0 win against Atletico-Go so this isn't going to be straightforward.

Predicted lineup: Anderson (GK), Kaiki, Joao Marcelo, Ze Ivaldo, William, Japa, Romero, Lucas Silva, Robert, Matheus, Pereira, 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

Player to watch: Matheus Pereira

Cruzeiro's Matheus Pereira
Matheus Pereira has scored in each of Cruzeiro's last three Brazilian Serie A wins – Photo by Icon Sport

Matheus Pereira decided to quit English football for Saudi Arabia in 2022 but that certainly didn't work out as he's already back in his homeland of Brazil, much to the delight of Cruzeiro. The attacking midfielder is the club's top scorer this season with six goals.

To-flight experience is key

Pereira was hot property during his time with West Bromwich Albion putting up impressive numbers and that's carried over into Brazil having scored in each of Cruzeiro's last three wins in the Brazilian Serie A.


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