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Cruzeiro head to Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira on Saturday for the Serie B game with home side Coritiba.
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Coritiba will play in this match after a 0-0 Serie B drawn result versus Remo.
A common feature of more recent Coritiba games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their previous sextet of clashes leading up to this one, in 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would have been a loser.
Looking at their past form shows that Coritiba:
- are unbeaten in the league by Cruzeiro in their previous 2 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
Cruzeiro will go into the clash following on from a 2-0 Serie B win as they beat Grêmio Esportivo Brasil in their previous fixture.
Over the course of their last six outings, Cruzeiro have bagged a total of 7 goals. Cruzeiro have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, they’ve had 5 goals scored by their opponents. Putting that to one side, it remains to be seen if that pattern might persist in this game.
Their past results show that Cruzeiro:
- have not beaten Coritiba when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 7 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 27/09/2015, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Coritiba winning 2 of those games, Cruzeiro 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
A combined sum of 10 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 4 from Coxa and 6 created by Celeste. That is an average goals per game value of 1.67.
Team News: Coritiba
The Coritiba manager Gustavo Morínigo has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash thanks to a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Cruzeiro
Due to a fully injury-free group to choose from, the Cruzeiro boss Felipe Conceição does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
We’re of the view that Cruzeiro have it within them to score a goal against this Coritiba lineup, but it isn’t expected to be enough to avoid a loss.
We can see a narrow 2-1 win for Coritiba at the end of the match. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira (40,502)
Captain: Wilson Rodrigues de Moura Junior
Chairman: Renato Follador
Manager: Gustavo Morínigo
Competitions: Serie B position 1