Copa do Brasil
Round of 16 Leg 2 of 2
Cruzeiro vs Gremio
Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
In the upcoming fixture of Copa do Brasil, Round of 16, Leg 2, Cruzeiro will be up against Gremio at the Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte. With the win predictor favoring the home side to win, the upcoming fixture is likely to stretch down to the wire and be decided in the last minutes of play. With Cruzeiro standing 6th and Gremio standing 5th in the current Serie A table standings and considering their current match forms, the upcoming matchup between the two is likely to be a nail-biting one. In the first leg, Gremio managed a draw at home, with Suarez scoring the all-important equalizer in the 80th minute of play. Continue reading to find out more about the upcoming matchup.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Cruzeiro - Coming off a Draw Against Flamengo (DLDWL)
Going forward in the contest, Cruzeiro is coming off a draw against Flamengo (1-1), in which Marlon scored the opening goal in the 6th minute of play, with the assist made by Bruno Rodrigues. Though Cruzeiro had only 38% possession, it managed to have 6 shots on target. In the last five matches played across all competitions, Cruzeiro has recorded 2 draws, 2 losses, and a win. About the scoring average, Cruzeiro has scored 6 goals in the last five matches played, averaging 1.20 goals per game. In comparison to the scoring average, Cruzeiro has allowed 5 goals, averaging 1.00 goals per game. In the last two home matches, Cruzeiro has been defeated by Cuiaba (0-1) and Fluminense (0-2). Hence, Cruzeiro might struggle a bit against Gremio. With the likes of Gilberto, Wesley, Rodrigues, and Marlon in the lineup, Pepa and his boys will be looking to maximize the opportunity coming their way.
Gremio - Depending on Ferreira and Luis Suarez (WWDDL)
Moving forward in the Brazilian Cup fixture, Gremio will be looking forward to maintaining the same consistency and pace just like the Serie A. Gremio is coming off a win against Athletico Paranaense (1-2), in which Cuiabano scored the opening goal with the assist made by Everton in the 31st minute of play. Next, Bruni Uvini scored the 3rd goal of the match in the 49th minute, getting his team in the lead against the home side. With 2 wins, 2 draws, and a loss in the last five matches played across all competitions, Gremio will be looking forward to continuing the unbeaten run and registering a positive win against Cruzeiro. Talking about the scoring, Gremio has produced 7 goals, averaging 1.40 goals per game. In comparison to the scoring average, Gremio has allowed 7 goals as well. Despite the unbeaten run, Gremio will have to increase its striking average compared to the conceding average. Gremio managed a win in its last away game and a loss to Palmeiras previously. With Ferreira and Luis Suarez leading the tally with 2 goals each in Copa do Brasil for Gremio, the upcoming matchup could see them as potential match-winners once again.
Expert Betting Tips
Moving forward in the contest, Cruzeiro will be having certain home advantage. However, its current match form isn’t quite consistent and convincing. Hence, I believe, Gremio can get the hosts under pressure and orchestrate a win. Carrying the unbeaten stint of 4 matches forward, Gremio can certainly win. The visitors are likely to score over 2 goals and the match total to be over 2.5 goals.
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 1.91
- Gremio Porto Alegrense to Win for 3.78
- Total Over 2.5 for 2.15