Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro Match Info
Match date: 2ndJun 2019
Kick-Off: 8.00 pm
Stadium: Estadio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho, Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
18 Nov 2018 Sao Paulo 1 – 0 Cruzeiro
29 Jul 2018 Cruzeiro 0 – 2 Sao Paulo
13 Aug 2017 Sao Paulo 3 – 2 Cruzeiro
Matches played: 45
Sao Paulo wins: 24
Cruzeiro wins: 12
Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro Stats
- Sao Paulo have seen three losses in a row since mid-May and their goalless draw against Bahia
- Cruzeiro have seen a similar streak and just one draw in their last five outings across competitions
- Tricolor bagged four wins in the sides last five head-to-head clashes
Sao Paulo vs Cruzeiro Match Preview
Sao Paulo have seen a very troubled spell of form and they now host Cruzeiro for their Matchday 7 clash looking to end a streak of three losses and four games without a goal scored, desperate for points to build on their top 4 spot in a fierce Serie A competition early in the new campaign
Tricolor have seen a goalless draw against Bahia midway through May and then suffered two Copa do Brasil losses to the rivals (0-1 and 1-0) as well as a Serie A loss to city rivals Corinthians in another very narrow occasion – where a single early goal from Pedrinho proved enough for Cuca’s men to drop all three points.
Cruzeiro have, on the other hand, been scoring goals but found it hard to capitalize with their defensive woes – with just a Copa do Brasil draw at Fluminense (1-1) earned in five outings and losses to Emelec (1-2) in Copa Libertadores as well as Internacional (3-1), Flu (4-1), and Chapecoense (1-2) in Serie A.
Raposa now surely have a lot on their mind and Mano Menezes will have to work hard on their team spirits, having largely struggled to keep it together at the back when away from home and conceding 11 goals on last four trips.
We will now back Sao Paulo to capitalize on such woes and we’ll back them to secure all three points, where a Home win comes at 23/20 with William Hill and looks great value at this point.
Indeed, we do expect a narrow occasion tough to call and with that in mind, we’ll now also go for few goals and Under 2.5 Goals FT – which seems like buying money for old rope at 8/15 with bet365. We’ve seen such occasions in all of Sao Paulo’s last six outings, which does feel like evidence for such a bet.
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