Cruzeiro vs. Vila Nova Prediction, Tips & Odds – July 02, 2022 02:30 CET
One of the best teams in Brazilian Serie B will host one of the worst teams in the league. Cruzeiro wants to keep good form running and to make their first place stronger after this round of fixtures. Vila Nova wants to end their catastrophic run at the moment.
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The Foxes are by far the best team in Brazilian Serie B and fans are hoping that this is finally that year when this club will return to the top flight of Brazilian football. Cruzeiro was relegated from Serie A in 2019 and the last two seasons were very disappointing for the fans.
They were finished in 11th and 14th place and were nowhere near the promotion places. In meantime, things changed a lot in the club. At the end of last year, the famous Brazilian striker Ronaldo became the largest stakeholder in the club with 90% shares.
Cruzeiro sign a couple of great players before the start of the season and the aim for this season was only to finish in the top 4 and return to Serie A. They are one step closer to archive their goal. After 14 rounds Cruzeiro is the league’s leader with 34 points, four more than Vasco. They are the most efficient team in the league with 18 goals scored, they have the best home record and third-best defence in the league.
Paulo Pezzolano creates a fantastic team who is unbelievable good at their stadium Mineirao. They had played seven games at home and have a 100% record with only one goal conceded. The last time when they lost at home was in February. They keep nine clean sheets in 14 games and failed to score in only two.
VAMOS, CRUZEIRO! VAMOS JOGAR COM RAÇA! 🎶💪
— Cruzeiro 🦊 (@Cruzeiro) June 29, 2022
This is Vila Nova’s second season in Serie B since their promotion in 2020. In the previous campaign they finished in 9th place but this season they are in big trouble. They lost a couple of key players (both top scorers) before the season started and the result of that is 20th place in the table after 15 rounds with only one win.
Vila Nova is in a terrible run with 10 games without a win and only two goals scored in the run. An unbelievable stat is that both goals are scored from the penalty kick. So, Vila Nova is over 10 games and more than 900 minutes without a goal from the open play. Their top scorer Arthur Rezende scored 3 of 4 goals from the penalty kick.
In front of them is a very difficult schedule in the next couple of rounds because they will have to play against four teams that are in the top 5 in the league in the next five rounds.
Vila Nova is still without a win away from home this season and without a clean sheet.
— Vila Nova F.C. (@VilaNovaFC) June 29, 2022
They met twice during the last year. Both games were finished with draws of 1-1 and 0-0.
Team news and injuries
Cruzeiro: Geovane is questionable and Jaja is injured.
Vila Nova: No important injuries.
Cruzeiro vs. Vila Nova Prediction
Cruzeiro is a massive favourite for a win here. Ronaldo will be in the stand and will watch his team. The Foxes have a chance to go maybe 13 or more points clear of the 5th place on the table and they will welcome one of the worst if not the worst team in Serie B.
As we said, Cruzeiro is another level when they play at their stadium and everything apart easy win for the host will be a major surprise.
Date and time: 29.06.2022 02:30 CET
Prediction: Cruzeiro to win half-time/full-time
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