Criciúma vs Cruzeiro prediction and betting tips - July 4, 2024
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Criciúma vs Cruzeiro prediction and betting tips - July 4, 2024

Tournament: Seria A Brazil
Location: Estádio Heriberto Hülse
Match date: 04.07.2024

On July 4, 2024, in the 14th round of Brazil's Serie A, a match will take place between Criciúma and Cruzeiro. The home side is trying to consolidate its position in the upper part of the table, while the visitors are aiming for the Copa Libertadores zone.

Criciúma vs Cruzeiro: Key Statistics and Trends

  • Criciúma has lost one match out of the last five.
  • Cruzeiro has alternated between wins and losses in their last four matches.
  • Criciúma scored 25% of their goals between the 46th and 60th minutes.
  • Cruzeiro scored 33% of their goals between the 76th and 90th minutes.
  • Criciúma wins the first half in 55% of cases, while Cruzeiro wins in 30% of cases.

Criciúma – the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Tigers" played in Serie B a year ago, securing third place, which was enough to return to the country's top division. The newcomer had a successful start, earning five points in the first three rounds.

Then, there was an unsuccessful period: they were decisively beaten in the Copa do Brasil by Bahia, followed by three consecutive losses in the league. However, in the second half of June, they managed a hard-fought draw with Bahia and secured several challenging but crucial victories. They lost to São Paulo but drew 1-1 with Internacional.

Cruzeiro – the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Foxes" secured 14th place upon their return to Serie A. This was sufficient to qualify for the Copa Sudamericana, where they performed well, amassing twelve points and finishing first in their group.

They are improving in Serie A too, achieving victories in almost every other match, which allows them to aim for the Copa Libertadores. However, after defeating Atlético Paranaense at home, they lost away to both Bahia and Flamengo.

Criciúma: Team News

Felipe Vizeu is the only injured player.

Cruzeiro: Team News

Barreal, Dinenno, and Matheus Vital are injured.

Criciúma vs Cruzeiro: Possible Starting Lineups

Criciúma (possible lineup): Gustavo - Trauco, Hermes, Tobias Figueiredo, Fagundes, Jonathan Lemos - Ronald, Mateusinho, Barreto - Eder, Bolasie

Cruzeiro (possible lineup): Anderson - Kaiki Bruno da Silva, João Marcelo, Neris, William - Ramiro, Romero, Lucas Silva - Arthur, Matheus Pereira, Gabriel Veron

Head to Head matches: Criciúma vs Cruzeiro

There have been eleven head-to-head matches, and the "Foxes" have not lost any. Moreover, with four draws, they have defeated this opponent seven times.

Free prediction today for the match: Criciúma vs Cruzeiro

Both clubs aim for good results and will strive for victory here. We recommend betting on "total over 2.0 goals" (odds – 1.78).