Cruzeiro - Atletico MG
Cruzeiro welcomes Atletico Mineiro in the finals of the Mineiro 1. There are two matches to play and Cruzeiro has to take some advantage from their home match. The game is played at the Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto and Cruzeiro is pretty strong here. They had a pretty good last season at this ground and they lost just a few matches.
Cruzeiro, as well as Mineiro, played their Copa Libertadores match in midweek and they continued their brilliant form. They just blew aside Huracan from Argentina with 4:0. Fred also continues his excellent scoring form and scored a hat trick in that one. Cruzeiro is undefeated in 2019 and they have 14 wins with 4 draws. One of those draws was against Atletico in this competition.
Cruzeiro played their Copa match at home while Atletico had to travel. And they didn`t play all that well. Cerro Porteno just blew them apart with 4:1. It has been their third Copa loss from the last 4 matches and the management didn`t take it well. Both the coach Levir Culpi and his assistant were fired and the new coach is the U20 coach Rodrigo Santana. The fans were not happy and protested the decision.
Mineiro might get a boost from this new coach but they surely must be more tired. Mineiro finished above Cruzeiro in the league last season but they were poor travelers. They continue to play badly on the road against tough opponents.
Atletico MG has Gustavo Blanco and Carlos César absent from this match.
Fábio; Edilson, Dedé, Léo, Egidio; Henrique, Lucas Romero, Robinho, Rodriguinho; Fred, Marquinhos Gabriel.
Victor; Guga, Igor Rabello, Réver, Fábio Santos; Adilson, Elias, Cazares, Luan; Maicon Bolt, Ricardo Oliveira.
I do fancy Cruzeiro to take a win today as they are fresher and in just excellent form lately.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 14.04. 21:00h