July 12, 2022 Sports Betting
Cruzeiro needs to defeat Fluminense in their match on Tuesday at Minerao to have a chance of moving on to the Copa do Brasil quarterfinals.
The tournament’s record six-time champions were barely defeated 2-1 in the first leg, placing Flu in a strong position to advance to the round of eight for the second year in a row.
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Cruzeiro’s stated goal is to play in the top division next season, and Raposa got a taste of what they would face in the first leg if they are successful in getting promoted.
Despite losing their past two league games, they are already well on their way to achieving that goal, leading Serie B.
Even though Celeste has looked excellent for the majority of the domestic season, their first game against Fluminense demonstrated that they still have a lot of work to do if they want to be a dominant team in the Brazilian top division in the future.
It shouldn’t be shocking that they only controlled 31% of the ball against Flu, had to apply significant pressure the entire game, and had only one shot on goal.
Compared to what we saw from Nense, their entire performance in that game did not look encouraging, but Paulo Pezzolano has always been able to rely on a resilient team that has not lost consecutive games during this domestic season.
Their spotless domestic record at Mineirao this season, when they kept a clean sheet in seven of their eight games, highlighted the value of playing in front of your home crowd.
With an opening-leg advantage for the first time in this tournament since 2015, Fluminense enters their second encounter against Cruzeiro in a slightly different situation.
They’ve won five straight games in a row in all competitions under Fernando Diniz, are undefeated in their previous six matches, and have kept consecutive clean sheets away from home in league action.
Despite how well things are going for them right now, Flu will approach this forthcoming game with cautious optimism because it has been more than ten years since they overcame Cabuloso 2-1 at home in 2011.
We predict Fluzao to prevail, which is unfortunate for the home team because they have more than enough poise and calm to manage what might be a difficult setting and they have a range of weapons that can step up and perform.