Flamengo vs Cruzeiro prediction and betting tips - July 1, 2024
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Flamengo vs Cruzeiro prediction and betting tips - July 1, 2024

Tournament: Seria A Brazil
Location: Maracanã
Match date: 01.07.2024

On July 1, 2024, in the 13th round of Brazil's Serie A, Flamengo will face Cruzeiro. Both teams need points: the hosts are fighting for leadership, while the visitors aim for a spot in the top 5 of the current standings.

Flamengo vs Cruzeiro: Key Statistics and Trends

  • Flamengo has won against seven of their last eight opponents but slipped up against Juventude.
  • Cruzeiro has lost only two out of their last 12 matches.
  • The most common result in matches between these clubs at Flamengo's home ground is 1-1 (five times).
  • Cruzeiro's last away victory over Flamengo was in 2018.
  • Flamengo has scored 32% of their goals, while Cruzeiro has scored 31% of their goals between the 76th and 90th minutes.
  • Flamengo wins the first half in 40% of matches, while Cruzeiro wins in 29% of matches.

Flamengo – the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Vultures" finished fourth in last year's Brasileirão, earning a spot in the Copa Libertadores. Although they did not shine in the group stage, they secured ten points, allowing them to advance to the playoffs.

In Serie A, the giants had a rough patch in April and May. However, they began with a couple of victories and later managed a streak of wins, interrupted only by a draw with Atletico Paranaense. Yet, after a successful derby against Fluminense, the leaders surprisingly lost to Juventude 1-2.

Cruzeiro – the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Foxes" returned to Serie A last season, finishing in a modest 14th place—quite humble for such a popular club, but it was enough to secure a spot in the Copa Sudamericana. In that competition, the Brazilians won their group with 12 points.

Domestically, they have also shown improvement. Despite setbacks, they balance draws and losses with victories, accumulating enough points to stay in the top third of the table. For instance, after a 1-4 defeat to Bahia, they secured a clean 2-0 win against Atletico Paranaense.

Flamengo: Team News

Igor Jesus is injured.

Cruzeiro: Team News

Barreal, Dinenno, and Mateus Vital are injured.

Flamengo vs Cruzeiro: Possible Starting Lineups

Flamengo (possible lineup): Rossi - Ayrton, Leo Pereira, David Luiz, Wesley Lima - Leo Ortiz, Gerson, Lorran de Souza, Everton, Luis Araujo - Pedro

Cruzeiro (possible lineup): Anderson - Marlon, Joao Marcelo, Jose Ivaldo, William - Gabriel Veron, Robert, Lucas Silva, Machado, Ramiro - Mateus Pereira

Head to Head matches: Flamengo vs Cruzeiro

In the last 7 encounters, Flamengo has 6 wins and a draw.

Free prediction today for the match: Flamengo vs Cruzeiro

The "Vultures" are expected to respond to their previous setback. They should manage to win at home (odds – 1.62).