Cruzeiro vs Grêmio for the Brazilian Serie A championship match on Sunday at Independência Stadium.
The prediction Cruzeiro vs Grêmio analyzes a match that for a great irony of football brings together two teams that were eliminated from the Brazilian Cup last Wednesday.
Thus, the match between the teams for the Brazilian Serie A Championship takes place this Sunday in Belo Horizonte at Estádio Independência, as Mineirão will not be available due to a musical event.
Both teams prioritized cup matches this year but were unsuccessful in the Brazilian Cup. In this case, Grêmio still follows as a semifinalist of the Copa Libertadores of America.
The celeste team will now have the challenge of making an extraordinary campaign in the second round of the Brasileirão if they want to win at least one place in the South American Cup. In fact, the team is only one position above the relegation zone.
In this case, it is difficult to analyze the team’s history in the competition, since the focus of Cruzeiro was different. Even so, we must consider that the team will now devote themselves exclusively to the championship having a good squad for that.
Considering all the disputes the team’s record is not good. In 13 matches the team has won only twice. However, coach Rogério Ceni is unbeaten in the Brazilian championship, being ahead of the team in the three games they played.
The Grêmio team also turns their eyes now to the national championship. Thus, occupying the 11th position at the beginning of the 18th round, the team still intends to finish in the top 6 and secure a place in the Copa Libertadores of 2020.
Thus, 5 points separate the team from the G-6. That is a reasonable difference for those who will still play the whole second round focused and with a good squad.
The team is in good shape. In the last 19 games, they have lost just 3. Their next appointment for Libertadores will be only in October, that is, the team will be able to focus on the Brazilian championship for a few rounds.
Both teams will be practically complete for the match. There will be no rest for athletes after eliminations. However, there is a difference between club moments. While Grêmio shows itself to be competitive, Cruzeiro has been steadily falling in yield.
In fact, the situation is not favourable to Cruzeiro because it plays outside its traditional stadium, Mineirão. Despite the good game against Santos where they shot the goal 10 times, against CSA and Vasco the performance was not that good.
Grêmio’s team, on the other hand, has a much higher consistency than Cruzeiro’s and should be a tough opponent for the home team. It will probably not be sudden the improvement of the sky blue team.