See the information and probable lineups for both teams in the prediction Fluminense x Cruzeirogame from the 24th round of the 2023 Brasileirão Série A. The clash takes place this Wednesday (20), at 9:30 pm (Brasília time), at Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro.
Fluminense x Cruzeiro prediction: important facts
- In 2023, Fluminense lost only once at home;
- Away from home, Cruzeiro has won one of its last four matches;
- Alongside the fans, Fluminense scored 54 goals, with an average of two per match;
- In Rio de Janeiro, Cruzeiro’s last victory came in the 2012 Brasileirão, when they won by a score of 2 x 0.
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Final result: Fluminense victory
With an eye on the 2023 Libertadores, Fluminense can spare some players, athletes who have high minutes on the field and others with minor injuries. Even with some reserves, the Rio team is favored in the match.
One of the main points in the current season is the home games. At home, Fluminense played 27 games, won 20 wins, six draws and suffered just one defeat.
Both teams score: no
Possible changes may occur in the midfield and attack, that is, Fluminense’s defensive system should be the starter, with Nino as captain. So far, as home team, the team has conceded 11 goals, with an average of 0.41 per match.
Cruzeiro has difficulties when playing in Rio de Janeiro, having not won since 2012. In the 24th round of Series A, in the confrontation between the teams, the score has a great chance of ending with goals from just one side.
Fluminense scores more than 1.5
Cano is not confirmed for the game in front of Foxbut, despite Argentina’s prominence in the current season, Fluminense also has other important players in the attack.
In the 2023 season, including all competitions, Fluminense scored 54 goals at home, with an average of two per match. Therefore, against Cruzeiro, the Rio team can score more than 1.5.
Fluminense x Cruzeiro: the current form of the teams
In the last round, Fluminense lost to Vasco 4 x 2, a result that left the team in 6th place, with 38 points, within the classification zone for the 2024 Pre-Libertadores.
In the classic, Arias suffered an ankle injury and had to leave on a stretcher, an image that scared the fans. However, after carrying out tests, only a small injury was found, so he is not available against Cruzeiro, but must play against Internacional.
Cano’s case is different. Against Vasco, the Argentine center forward received a blow to his left ankle, which resulted in a cut. At first, he is not a concern and can play in the 24th round. However, there is a possibility of it being preserved on behalf of the Libertadores.
In defense, Samuel Xavier returns after serving his suspension and is available for the clash. The right-back competes for the spot with Guga, a starter in the last round of the national competition.
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Fluminense’s Probable Lineup: Fábio; Guga (Samuel Xavier), Nino and Felipe Melo (David Braz) and Marcelo (Diogo Barbosa); Keno, Alexsander (Martinelli), André and Lima; Cano (Lelê) and John Kennedy. Technician: Fernando Diniz.
After eight rounds without winning, Cruzeiro defeated Santos by the score of 3 x 0, a game that marked Zé Ricardo’s debut as coach of the club. Currently, the Fox occupies 11th position, won 29 points.
The team coach must make a change to the defensive system. In the victory against Santos, Luciano Castán received his 3rd yellow card and will not play against Fluminense. The favorite to take the position is Lucas Oliveira, who participated in 13 games in the current Series A, with one goal scored.
Another positive news for Cruzeiro fans was Bruno Rodrigues’ goal. The center forward hadn’t scored in ten rounds, so, against Santos, the attacker found the net. Shirt number nine could appear among the starters.
Matheus Pereira, Rafael Bilu, Rafael Papagaio, Ramiro and Wesley Gasolina continue to recover from their respective injuries.
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Cruzeiro’s Probable Lineup: Rafael; William, Neris, Lucas Oliveira (João Marcelo) and Marlon; Matheus Jussa and Lucas Silva; Wesley, Mateus Vital (Nikão) and Arthur Gomes; Bruno Rodrigues (Gilberto). Technician: Zé Ricardo.
Fluminense x Cruzeiro: Lineups
Lineups are announced approximately 1 hour before the game.
Final prediction for Fluminense x Cruzeiro
Fluminense and Cruzeiro have different goals in the current season. The Rio team aims for the Libertadores title, leaves the Brasileirão a little aside, and should spare some athletes.
On the other hand, Cruzeiro is aiming for a place in the next Libertadores. To do this, the team needs to start a winning streak, including matches as a visitor. Zé Ricardo should repeat most of the starters, with an offensive lineup, without retreating too much.