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The Serie B fixture at Estádio Rei Pelé on Saturday will see home team CRB play against Cruzeiro.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for CRB v Cruzeiro are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
CRB prepare for this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Serie B drawn match against CSA.
In that match, CRB managed 54% possession and 13 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for CRB was Rafael Longuine (34'). At the other end, CSA got 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Their most recent results really do illustrate the point that quality has been evident in the CRB backline. CRB have been mean at the back, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their past six matches standing at 3. Still, time will tell whether such a trend might continue on in this game or not.
Leading up to this clash, CRB:
- have not registered a win against Cruzeiro in their previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 13 league matches at home. An amazing run.
Cruzeiro go into this match following on from a 1-0 Serie B win with the defeat of Operário Ferroviário in their last fixture.
In that match, Cruzeiro managed 67% possession and 19 shots at goal with 4 on target. At the other end, Operário Ferroviário got 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
In their previous 6 outings, Cruzeiro have bagged the sum of 10 goals. Cruzeiro have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. Over that period, their defenders have had 5 goals go into their own net.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 26/08/2020, both clubs have shared the honours with CRB winning 1 of those games, Cruzeiro 1 and 4 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 6 for Galo and 7 created by Celeste. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Serie B match day 11 on 08/06/2022 when it finished Cruzeiro 2-0 CRB.
On that occasion, Cruzeiro had 56% possession and 24 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player to score was Rafael Silva (33').
At the other end, CRB got 9 shots on goal with 0 on target.
Team News: CRB
The CRB boss Roberto Fernandes has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Cruzeiro
Due to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, the Cruzeiro manager Felipe Conceição has no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash.
CRB will need to put in a solid display to be putting a goal past this Cruzeiro side who will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
Our tip is therefore for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 winning score for Cruzeiro after 90 minutes.
Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Rei Pelé (17,126)
Captain: Wellington Gum
Chairman: Marcos Barbosa
Manager: Roberto Fernandes
Competitions: Serie B position 8