Cruzeiro vs Corinthians Match Preview

The Copa do Brasil winners Cruzeiro host champions-elect Corinthians on Sunday, with one in good form and the other off the boil. Infogol’s Analyst previews the game, and uses expected goals (xG) to recommend the best bets.

 

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro come into this game in great form, winning four of their last five league games and claiming the Copa do Brasil with victory on penalties over Flamengo. This run of form has seen them climb to fifth in the table, and 14 points behind the leaders.

 

They are second in Infogol’s expected table, and have had the most consistent process of any team in the last three months. They continue to generate a lot of good chances in matches while conceding few, and there is no reason why they can’t continue to climb the table.

 

Cruzeiro remain consistent

 

They have the capacity to create any team problems, and a squad to match as they fielded a completely different team in the Copa final from their win over Atletico Goianiense.

 

Corinthians

Corinthians were held by Sao Paulo last weekend, meaning they have won just two of their last six matches. They have been unfortunate in that time though, as their performances have deserved more points than they have collected, and while ever they keep failing to win they give the chasing pack hope.

 

The league leaders have a comfortable lead with only 13 matches left to play, and their process remains good meaning they are expected to get over the line. They are generating good chances in matches while looking result in defence – which was the story of the draw with Sao Paulo last weekend.

 

Corinthians on course for title

 

This will be a tough test for Corinthians, but will have a good chance if they maintain a similar process to recent weeks.

 

Conclusion

These are two of the best teams in the league this season, with the best processes meaning a tight game can be expected. Preference is for the home team, and both teams should get on the scoresheet.

 

Bets

Cruzeiro win @ 8/5

BTTS @ EVS

 

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