Fortaleza vs Cruzeiro Match Analysis & Prediction

Fortaleza

18/04/2024 2:00 am

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro will be looking to add to their win total at Estadio Governador Placido Aderaldo Castelo on Thursday morning against a Fortaleza side who are hoping to build of their own season-opening victory.

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Cruzeiro began their new Serie A campaign on a positive note with maximum points after claiming a narrow 3-2 victory over Botafogo at home.

Fortaleza were also able to secure their first three points of the new Serie A campaign when their claimed a narrow 2-1 victory over Sao Paulo at MorumBIS.

Over 30 Serie A matches at home last season, Fortaleza had 19 wins, six draws and five losses, while Cruzeiro had 10 wins, six draws and eight losses in their 24 league games away from Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto.

When the two sides last met in Serie A action, Cruzeiro claimed a narrow 1-0 victory at Estadio Governador Placido Aderaldo Castelo last season, with Bruno Rodrigues scoring the only goal of the game in the 80th minute.

With goals against Botafogo, Lucas Silva, Rafa Silva and Rafael Elias are the early leading scorers for Cruzeiro, while Juan Lucero and Imanol Machuca share the early scoring lead for Fortaleza after each netting in the opener against Sao Paulo.

Fortaleza vs. Cruzeiro Head to head

In the 10 previous meetings between these two teams, Fortaleza have claimed three victories while Cruzeiro have won five, and they have drawn in two. Cruzeiro have scored 13 goals and conceded eight in the process.

  • 14/10/2006
    Cruzeiro
    0
    Fortaleza
    0
    Serie A
  • 13/06/2019
    Fortaleza
    2
    Cruzeiro
    1
    Serie A
  • 27/10/2019
    Cruzeiro
    1
    Fortaleza
    1
    Serie A
  • 22/06/2023
    Cruzeiro
    0
    Fortaleza
    1
    Serie A
  • 19/11/2023
    Fortaleza
    0
    Cruzeiro
    1
    Serie A

Fortaleza Team News

Fortaleza are expected to utilise a 4-2-3-1 formation for this match, which would see Juan Martin Lucero lead the line up front.

The lone striker would likely get support from the trio of Yago Pikachu, Tomas Pochettino and Marimho, with Ze Welison and Hercules featuring in midfield.

Fortaleza's Last 5 Matches

  • 30/03/2024
    Fortaleza
    0
    Ceara
    0
    Cearense 1
  • 04/04/2024
    Sportivo Trinidense
    0
    Fortaleza
    2
    CONMEBOL Sudamericana
  • 06/04/2024
    Ceara
    P 1
    Fortaleza
    1
    Cearense 1
  • 11/04/2024
    Fortaleza
    5
    Nacional Potosi
    0
    CONMEBOL Sudamericana
  • 14/04/2024
    Sao Paulo
    1
    Fortaleza
    2
    Serie A

Cruzeiro Team News

Cruzeiro are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation similar to their hosts, which would see Rafael Silva lead the line up front.

The lone striker should be supported by Lucas Silva, Matheus Pereira and Arthur Gomes, while William, Neris, Ze Ivaldo and Marlo should form the backline.

Cruzeiro's Last 5 Matches

  • 30/03/2024
    Atletico Mineiro
    2
    Cruzeiro
    2
    Mineiro 1
  • 05/04/2024
    Universidad Catolica
    0
    Cruzeiro
    0
    CONMEBOL Sudamericana
  • 07/04/2024
    Cruzeiro
    1
    Atletico Mineiro
    3
    Mineiro 1
  • 12/04/2024
    Cruzeiro
    3
    Alianza
    3
    CONMEBOL Sudamericana
  • 14/04/2024
    Cruzeiro
    3
    Botafogo
    2
    Serie A

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