Cruzeiro vs Palmeiras Soccer Prediction Today
After passing the initial rounds in the relegation zone for being prior to the vacancy dispute in the Round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores of America, Cruzeiro, after achieving its mission in the continental tournament, returned his attention to the Brasileirão and established as a goal to stay among the top four placed before the stoppage of the tournament for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
He took an important step in that direction by defeating Santos, in São Paulo, 1-0 in the seventh round. Reaching ten points (three wins, one draw and three losses), he climbed to tenth in the Brazilian Championship standings. The difference for São Paulo, which closes the G-4, is three points.
The preparation for the duel against Palmeiras had secret training for coach Mano Menezes to test options on the team. This may even mean the signing of striker Raniel and midfielder Bruno Silva, who played well against Palmeiras.
Taking all competitions into account, Raniel entered the second half in seven of Cruzeiro’s eight most recent games. Bruno Silva was the scorer in the win against Santos. It can be effected in the vacancy of Lucas Silva, who is tied to Real Madrid and should leave the club in the second half.
Palmeiras is in the opposite situation. Considered the greatest contender for the 2016 FIFA World Cup ™ title, he was defeated in his dominions last Saturday, May 26, by Sport, 3-2. Parked in the 11 points (three wins, two draws and two losses), he plummeted to the seventh position, even outside the classification zone for the 2019 edition of the Copa Libertadores of America.
In this scenario, playing away from home is even a breeze. The team has been under a lot of pressure from their fans and has shown that they can not cope. To try to alleviate the crisis, the top hatter Alexandre Mattos and striker Dudu even talked to organized supporters asking for a ‘truce’. They have succeeded, but there is a major obstacle in the way for this scenario to be maintained. On Sunday, June 3, Verdão will face Sao Paulo in the Brasileirão.
The classic has a direct influence on Wednesday’s game. Coach Roger Machado has been harshly criticized for failing to win the classics. He lost to Corinthians the Paulista decision and was also beaten by alvinegro in the Brasileirão. Thus, a defeat against the tricolor could even put their job at risk.
A clear demonstration of his concern was the exclusion of midfielder Felipe Mello from the match in Minas Gerais. With two yellow cards, a new punishment would make him have to meet suspension. Precisely by suspensions he can not participate in both duels against Corinthians.
Officially, he was left aside from the delegation that followed to Belo Horizonte due to knee pain. Only that on the eve of the club reporting this, the organized crowd that has been pressing the team had already disclosed that Melo would not be related so that he could be available for the classic.
Out of action is also the Venezuelan midfielder Guerra. You will have to undergo foot surgery and you should stay away from the lawns for three months. Who can return to the team is the half Moses, who was about a month out of the team by injury.
Palmeiras has had better performances outside their domains, where they operate with less pressure, than at home. Cruzeiro also presents difficulties when it needs to impose the game in its domains.
Prediction Today: A tie