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Cruzeiro arrive at Estádio Alfredo Jaconi on Saturday for the Serie B meeting with home side Juventude.
Our Juventude v Cruzeiro predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Juventude will be wanting a better result here after a 2-1 Serie B loss in their previous game against Grêmio Esportivo Brasil.
Juventude have found it difficult to unlock defences in recent times. Their goals record equals just 4 against opposing sides during the course of their last 6 fixtures. In those games, Juve have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 8.
Taking a look at their past results, Juventude:
- are unbeaten in the league by Cruzeiro in their last 4 games.
- are undefeated in their last 6 home league matches.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Oeste in Serie B competition, Cruzeiro will be aiming to make amends here.
The attacking players from Cruzeiro have struggled for goals over their previous 6 clashes, recording the poor return of just 4. In those matches, Celeste have also seen the collective goal tally of opposing teams equal 5. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Going into this contest, Cruzeiro have left without a victory over Juventude when they've played them away from home in the last 4 matches in the league. Not good at all.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 01/10/2005 tells us that Juventude have won 3 of these & Cruzeiro 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
A sum of 12 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from Juve and 6 belonging to Celeste. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
Team News: Juventude
Juventude boss Marquinhos Santos doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game thanks to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Cruzeiro
Thanks to a largely available squad, there’s just a single fitness problem for the Cruzeiro boss to contend with. Dedé (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
We’ve got the feeling that Cruzeiro have the capability to get a goal against this Juventude lineup, although it realistically won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
Our selection here is for both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Juventude at the end of this one. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Alfredo Jaconi (19,924)
Chairman: Roberto Tonietto
Manager: Marquinhos Santos
Competitions: Serie B position 5