Cruzeiro vs. Ponte Preta Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jun. 16, 2022 21:00 CET
One very interesting game will be played at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte between Cruzeiro and Ponte Preta.
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One of the most successful Brazilian teams was relegated from Bazilian Serie A in 2019 for the first time in their history, and in the previous two seasons, they failed to get promoted back to the top flight. They finished 11th and 14th in the previous two championships. Finally, this season seems like when Cruzeiro will get one of four promotion places and return to Serie A.
Cruzeiro has four Serie A titles in their history, most recently in 2014, and Serie B is not a place where they should be.
Right now, things go well for them. Cruzeiro is the leader of Serie B after 12 rounds with 28 points. They were in a fantastic run of nine wins in a row, but they suffered a defeat in the last round against Vasco da Gama.
Cruzeiro is great on every level this season. They have one of the best attacks in the league (only Bahia scored more goals) and one of the best defenses in the league (only Gremio conceded less). At their stadium, they are on an entirely different level. They won all five games; they scored at least once in every game, and also they conceded zero goals!
🎫 QUEM COMPROU, COMPROU! QUEM NÃO COMPROU, SÓ NO PRÓXIMO JOGO!
Ingressos ESGOTADOS para o jogo contra a Ponte Preta. Obrigado, Nação Azul. 💙
— Cruzeiro 🦊 (@Cruzeiro) June 15, 2022
This is the fifth Ponte Preta’s season in Brazilian Serie B since relegation from Serie A in 2017. They were promotion contenders only in their first season, and in the next three seasons, they finished in the middle of the table. This season is their worst in the second tier. After 12 rounds, they are in the relegation zone with 12 points and won only three games.
Ponte Preta is in the run of one win in the last seven games. They won only four points when they played away, and they struggled with the attack because they found a net only eight times this season, and their attack is joint-worst in the league. An interesting fact is that their striker Luca scores 6 of 8 goals.
But, the problem for Ponte Preta is that Luca is suspended for this game! That is a huge blow for the away team. Also, two defenders, Bernardo and Thiago Lopes, are also suspended. They both receive red cards in the last game against Londrina.
SEGUE O LÍDER!!! 🦍
Com gols de Pedro Alves e Eliel, o SUB20 da Macaca venceu o Brasilis por 2 a 1, nesta tarde (15), no Coronel Francisco Vieira, em Itapira, e chegou a 20 pontos no Grupo 7 do Paulista, mantendo a liderança isolada. O próximo desafio é contra o Mogi Mirim. 👊🏿⚽ pic.twitter.com/kYUaOjhQcd
— Ponte Preta Oficial (@aapp_oficial) June 15, 2022
In the last two years, they played four times. Cruzeiro had won three games and Ponte Preta one. Two games were finished with over and the other two with under 2.5 goals.
Team news and injuries
Cruzeiro: Jaja and Leonardo Pais are injured.
Ponte Preta: Luca, Bernardo, and Thiago Lopes are suspended.
Cruzeiro vs. Ponte Preta Prediction
Cruzeiro is much better team than Ponte Preta. Fans are hoping it’s that season when they will finally get promotion place to Serie A. This club has no place in Serie B. Over 57,000 tickets are sold for this game, and the atmosphere will be amazing.
Cruzeiro is, as we mention, ruthless at home, and Ponte Preta comes without their top scorer and is not in good form.
Prediction: Cruzeiro to win and score over 1.5 goals.
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