Cruzeiro vs Boca Juniors Prediction Today
Cruzeiro acted behind the scenes and managed to reverse the expulsion of defender Dedé. The defender was sent off in the match in Buenos Aires after a wrong intervention of the video referee and a nuisance of the referee, who considered a clash with goalkeeper Andrada an aggression.
Thus, coach Mano Menezes will be able to maintain the base of the starting lineup probably reinforced by Uruguayan De Arrascaeta, who can not face Boca Juniors in La Bombonera because of being injured. Already with conditions to act is quite likely to be listed among the holders on Thursday.
As usual, the coach is mysterious about the lineup, but his conservative vein does not allow him to imagine too many surprises or too much daring for the duel, especially for the start of the match. Thus, the probable cruzeirense team is Fábio, Edilson, Dedé, Léo and Egídio. Henrique, Lucas Silva, Robinho, Thiago Neves and Arrascaeta (Rafinha); Boats.
Since the victory against Cruzeiro, Boca Juniors have suffered two significant and significant defeats. Both have La Bombonera. The first was in the greatest classic in Argentina. Against River Plate, it took 2 to 0.
The second may not have been as ‘heavy’ in terms of rivalry, but caused the elimination in the Argentine Cup. Against Gimnasia La Plata, Boca Juniors failed to pierce the rival defensive system and lost by 1 to 0.
It was only on Sunday, September 30, in his fourth consecutive game in La Bombonera that the team managed to react. He defeated the Colon, for the Argentine Championship, by 3 to 1. It reached, in this way, 13 points (four victories, one tie and two defeats), rising to the fifth place. The difference for Racing, first placed, is six points.
For the confrontation of this Thursday, the goalkeeper Andrada will not be able to act due to the clash with Dedé. Agustin Rossi, who came into his place and is not considered very reliable by the fans, will occupy his place.
The midfielder Cristian Pavón is doubtful. An ankle injury took him out of the last two games. It will have to pass a new examination that will determine if it is able to face Cruzeiro.
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The most recent encounter involving the teams before the duel of the current edition of the Libertadores took place in the eighth round of the 2008 edition of the competition. Boca Juniors took the best. In the first game, at home, made 2 to 1. Then in the Mineirão, repeated the marker ensuring the passage to the quarterfinals.
It is not the style of coach Mano Menezes to have his teams break out of their rivals, even if the situation requires such behavior. Thus, the Cruise should be offensive, but in moderation. It will seek the goal, but leaving for the second half a more aggressive tactic.
The defense of Boca Juniors is far from being a wall and goalkeeper Rossi is well below the holder Andrada, which can make life easier for the miners, who will certainly have massive support from the fans. The scenario makes the prognosis in the victory of the owners of the house is the best option for the confrontation.
Bet Tips: Cruzeiro wins