Fortaleza v Cruzeiro Betting Tips: 1 AH+0.5, 2019-06-12

Brazil Serie A Betting Tips

Serie A
Wednesday 12th June 2019
Kickoff: 2100hrs
Pick: Fortaleza AH+0.5
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.62 (odds taken at 00:39 GMT, 12 June 2019)

Wednesday night brings us further action from the Brazilian top flight with a full slate of fixtures in midweek and we continue with a look ahead to the clash between Fortaleza and Cruzeiro as the betting tips continue at the Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo with the hosts looking to bounce back from a couple of recent defeats.

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Fortaleza – Can Fortaleza bounce back at home?

Fortaleza will no doubt be keen to be returning to their Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo for this Wednesday night encounter against Cruzeiro following four away matches on the trot which has yielded just 1 win but 3 defeats for tonight’s hosts.

Fortaleza registered a 1-0 win away at second tier club Botafogo PB in the Copa do Nordeste, but then suffered three defeats on the trot at Flamengo and Gremio in Serie A along with a Copa do Brasil 1-0 loss at Athletico PR, so they’ll be keen to be back in their own backyard here on Wednesday night.

The hosts have produced a fairly reasonable return at home so far this season as they’ve recorded a 2-1 win over Athletico PR along with a point against Vasco da Gama in a 1-1 draw but have lost to Sao Paulo, to hand the hosts an early home record of 1-1-1 3/3.

Fortaleza have suffered just 1 defeat out of their last 5 matches on home soil though and this improved run of form on home turf should give Fortaleza plenty of confidence of getting something out of this return to home surroundings on Wednesday night.


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Cruzeiro Prediction – Can Cruzeiro pull away from relegation zone?

Cruzeiro occupy 14th place in the Brazilian top flight and are just 1 point ahead of the relegation zone and fourth from bottom club and Wednesday night’s hosts, Fortaleza, ahead of this important bottom half clash at the Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo.

The visitors are without a league win since early May when they recorded a 2-1 home win over Goias as they’ve since endured a 5-match sequence without success which includes 3 defeats and 2 draws.

Losses to Internacional, Fluminense and Chapecoense in 3-1, 4-1 and 2-1 defeats respectively along with stalemates with Sao Paulo and Corinthians mean that Cruzeiro have earned just 2 points from the last possible 15 points on offer, so they may well have their work cut out here in this encounter.

Cruzeiro are also yet to register an away win so far this season with an away record of 0-1-3 4/11 and with just 1 win on the road from their last 18 matches on their travels, this doesn’t look promising for a trip to Fortaleza here.


Key-Facts – Fortaleza v Cruzeiro

  • Fortaleza have lost just 1 of their last 5 matches at home in Serie A
  • Cruzeiro are without a win from their last 5 matches in Serie A
  • Cruzeiro have managed just 1 win from their last 18 away matches


Betting Tips Verdict

Fortaleza have improved at home in recent times and should be able to get at least a point here.

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