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Serie A: Cruzeiro vs Athletico Paranaense – Prediction, Stats & Odds

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Discover key betting insights for the Cruzeiro vs Athletico Paranaense matchup in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A, featuring the latest stats, expert tips, and the most favorable odds.

Only three rounds remain of the Serie A season, and both Cruzeiro and Athletico Paranaense will look to bolster their accounts. The two teams will face off on Thursday at Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Going into this matchup, Athletico Paranaense sit up in eighth place in the Serie A standings. They have 52 points from 35 games, eight points more than Cruzeiro, who rank 14th.


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Cruzeiro Form

In their last three matches, Cruzeiro won 0-1 against Fortaleza, before settling for a point in a 2-2 draw against Vasco da Gama. They were back on top last time out, defeating Goias 0-1. Cruzeiro only managed one meager home win from a possible six at Mineirão in the Serie A. They also drew three and lost two of these six encounters, in which they scored seven and conceded seven goals.

Athletico Paranaense Form

Following three draws in their last three matches, Athletico Paranaense could do with a win again. Against Fortaleza, they shared the points in a 1-1 draw, before splitting the points in a 1-1 with Bahia. Another 0-0 stalemate against Vasco da Gama followed. In their last six Serie A away matches, Athletico Paranaense failed to win more than once. Instead, they’ve drawn two and lost three, scoring four while also conceding seven times.

Cruzeiro vs Athletico Paranaense Stats

Based on the statistics from the previous matches played by both teams across all tournaments, here are some useful facts for making informed bets on the upcoming game between Cruzeiro and Athletico Paranaense.

  • In 28 of the last 30 Cruzeiro home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 23 of the last 25 Cruzeiro matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Cruzeiro have not won 14 of the last 16 home matches
  • In the last 3 Cruzeiro home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In 3 of the last 4 Cruzeiro matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
  • In 15 of the last 17 Athletico Paranaense matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 13 of the last 14 Athletico Paranaense away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Athletico Paranaense have conceded in 16 of the last 18 away matches
  • In 9 of the last 11 Athletico Paranaense matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • Athletico Paranaense have conceded in 14 of the last 16 matches

Cruzeiro vs Athletico Paranaense – Players in Form

Bruno Rodrigues is showing good form for Cruzeiro, scoring three goals in their last six Serie A matches. Pablo isn’t in bad shape for Athletico Paranaens either, having scored three times in his previous half-dozen outings as well.

Cruzeiro vs Athletico Paranaense Betting Tips

Full-time result

Cruzeiro claimed a measly one home win in their 10 most recent games at Mineirão. However, they did draw six whilst losing three. Athletico Paranaense won two of their last 10 away games, with five draws and three defeats as well. In their previous four matchups with Cruzeiro, Athletico Paranaense avoided defeat.

Both teams to score

Amazingly, Cruzeiro scored the first goal of the match in just three out of the last ten games at home. Curiously, Athletico Paranaense only scored the opening goal of the match in three of the last ten away games. Cruzeiro probably enjoy the prospect of scoring this coming Friday, as Athletico Paranaense managed only one clean sheet in the previous 10 matches. The former claimed five clean sheets in their last 10 matches.

Total goals

In the last ten matches for Cruzeiro across all competitions, there were over 2.5 goals in three of them, with an average of 0.9 goals scored by themselves. Over 2.5 goals occurred in two of the last ten outings for Athletico Paranaense, who managed to score 1.0 goals on average in those matches.

Match predictions: Cruzeiro vs Athletico Paranaense

To sum up, the upcoming match between Cruzeiro and Athletico Paranaense seems to be a good betting opportunity.

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