Cruzeiro will be playing against Operário PR in a Serie B football match scheduled to take place on Thursday, 2021-01-21, in Brazil, check the Cruzeiro vs Operário PR betting tip and prediction to win with your bets.
Stadium and City where Cruzeiro vs. Operário PR will occur
The game will be played in the well known Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto stadium, in the city of Belo Horizonte.
Where to follow the live game
Including statistics, events and odds, you can follow the match live with access to all the information to help with your sports betting on Betarena.
Introduction to the Cruzeiro vs Operário PR betting tip and prediction
Cruzeiro comes from a defeat in the last match. The game against Juventude, valid for the Serie B, ended with a 1-0. The team coached by L. Scolari entered the field in the last match with a 4-2-3-1 formation.
The team’s defensive line was far from their best in the contest. Matheus Pereira had a terrible performance, failed at crucial moments, and became one of the leading players responsible for the negative result.
On the other hand, the visiting team arrives at this match after a victory in the last round. In a dispute valid for the Serie B, Operário PR, who used a 4-4-2 formation, faced the CRB team with a final score of 3-2.
With 1 goal scored in the game, the man of the match was Alex Silva. In addition to the goals scored, he performed very well in general, helping the Operário PR come out with a positive result.
Operário PR was at 10th place on the Serie B while Cruzeiro was at 19th place, last time these teams faced each other. Operário PR team entered the field with the 4-2-3-1 formation, the same tactic Cruzeiro used in the match.
The last time these teams met was for a Serie B match, on 2020-10-21, referring to the 2020 season, which ended with a victory of the Cruzeiro team by 0-1.
Marcelo Aparecido Ribeiro De Souza has been selected to officiate in this football match alongside Clovis Amaral da Silva and Kildenn Tadeu Morais de Lucena.
The Cruzeiro team has 44 points, being in the 14th place in the Serie B competition in Brazil. The overall balance is, 13 wins, 11 losses and, 11 draws. In the 36th round the team has a small disadvantage of 1 point as opposed to Confiança who places just above in 13th place.
Cruzeiro team comes to this game with a sequence of 2 losses that has been affecting the team’s morale.
The average shooting on goal for the [reference invalid] team in the league is not the best. There are only 4.23 per game. This turns out to be another good indication that the team does not usually score many goals or give much work to the opposing goalkeepers.
Cruzeiro is a more offensive team than Operário PR, having 4242 attacks vs. 3491 from Operário PR, having scored 37 times, in comparison, Operário PR converted into goal 36 times.
Best goalscorer the Cruzeiro
Individually, the team’s most offensive player in the competition so far is R. Sóbis do Nascimento. The Attacker has scored 5 times in the current season and has helped Cruzeiro come out with a positive result on several occasions.
Operário PR arrives in this game with 51 points, and in 7th place in the Serie B, having won 13 games in total and lost 10 times, making a total of 12 draws. In the 36th round, the team holds the same amount of points that the Ponte Preta which is just above, in the 6th place.
Operário PR is in that wonderful position of being the favorite after 3 wins.
Best goalscorer the Operário PR
Individually, the team’s most offensive player in the competition so far is R. Bueno da Silva. The Attacker has scored 7 times in the current season and has helped Operário PR come out with a positive result on several occasions.
For bettors some entries may be interesting for this match, namely:
Score market betting suggestions
It can also be interesting to bet on who will score in this match. The featured player of Cruzeiro is R. Sóbis do Nascimento, who has already scored 5 goals in the competition. On the other hand, the leading scorer of Operário PR is R. Bueno da Silva, he has scored in 7 opportunities.
Operário PR has conceded 18 away goals in 17 away matches. Here the recommended bet will be that Operário PR will have a clean sheet, remember that the last time these teams met the score was 0-1, something to take into consideration.
30-45 minutes into the game is a good time to bet with most goals being made in this period.
Bets on the under 2.5 goals market is an alternative because adding the goals scored at home by Cruzeiro 1.24 and the visiting team Operário PR 0.53 does not exceed the average of 3 goals, suggesting a good entry in this market.
Corners market betting suggestions
Good betting results could be obtained if one notes that there is an average of 5.88 corners per game.
Cards market betting suggestions
On the Cruzeiro side, we know that it is a more aggressive team having received the red card 3 times this season, very different from Operário PR who only saw the red card twice. Both the red and yellow cards market can be a good bet.
These teams have an average of 4.64 yellow cards, probably an interesting betting market to watch out for.
This is a match with several good betting entries to have some return on sports betting.
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The match will be played on 2021-01-21, Thursday.