Brazil Serie A: Chapecoense - Cruzeiro


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Brazil Serie A: Chapecoense - Cruzeiro

Chapecoense were very disorganized last round and lost 5-1 away at Sport Recife . They acted quickly afterwards to appoint a new coach, but he has had no real time to work with his players, they will be starting their third game with a different coach inside 8 days and they have clocked up a lot of air miles in the last 10 days and they need a free midweek ( which they will get next week) just to regroup.

Cruzeiro have just posted back to back and impressive wins, beating Ponte Preta 4-0 on the road and coming from behind to defeat leaders Palmeiras at the weekend, both were wide open contests and whilst there was a LOT to like about Cruz offensively in both and I loved the way they kept going forward, instead of sitting on their lead(s), they were suspect at the back and could easily have conceded four instead of one across the two games. They will be without central defender Bruno Rodrigo and left winger Alisson ( lost 6/23 when he plays. 12/26 when he is sidelined) tonight.

Despite their "issues", Chapecoense are very focused on the points tonight, they travel to Santos at the weekend and know that failure to win this evening is likely to leave them very close to the drop zone come Sunday night. They have reduced ticket prices and are expecting a big crowd and have a new coach to impress. Both team have been involved in several shoot outs recently and we might well see another.

over 2.25 goals @ 2.13 at Sportmarket

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