Palmeiras and Cruzeiro are fighting at Allianz Parque in a meeting for the Brazil Cup (Semifinals). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 4 games won 1 and drew 3. However, in the last match in this stadium, by Brasileirão Serie A on 10/30-2017, the game ended in a draw by (2-2). The goals of the match were scored by M. Borja (35 'and 86') for Palmeiras and Juninho (6 'Autogolo) and Robinho (64') for Cruzeiro.
Analysis of the Palmeiras
Until arriving in this phase of the Brazil Cup (Semifinals), the home team had to eliminate: Bahia and América Mineiro. In the last game he played for Brasileirão Serie A, he beat Atlético-PR at home (2-0). In the last 10 home games Palmeiras has recorded 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses.
In this competition, he has not lost any of his last 4 matches. His attack has marked regularly, since he managed to achieve in 3 of the last 4 games in this competition.
Palmeiras is a club that has lifted the Cup of Brazil three times, the most recent title being won in 2016, as well as nine Brazilian Serie A titles and one Copa Libertadores title, won in 1999. In the current season, team has been making a good campaign inside the Brazilian Cup, adding two victories and two draws in the previous phases. In the last five games that Palmeiras played as the principal, counting the three competitions that he contests, they were all scored more than 0.5 goal in the second half. I believe that in this confrontation, because it is a classic and a match for a knockout competition, Palmeiras will make another game that will have the score opened in the second half, since it has a strong offensive sector, able to find even spaces against teams with strong defenses.
Until arriving in this phase of the Brazil Cup (Semifinals), the visiting team eliminated: Santos and Atletico-PR. The team arrives in this match after a draw with Botafogo for (1-1). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Cruzeiro won 3, drew 4 and lost 3. The team conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 games, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but its attack has marked great regularity, since he has always scored at least one goal in the last 4 games in this competition. In his away games there is a tendency to few goals, since 29 of his last 69 games finished with Less than 1.5 goals and 48 in 69 finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 9 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard.
Cruzeiro is a mining club that has been four times champion of the Brazilian Championship of the Series A, the last one in 2014. The cluebe miner has won the Copa Libertadores twice over its history. Currently the club has been participating in the Brazilian Championship Series A, the team comes in seventh, much for being sparing players, as it is participating in various competitions, including the Brazilian Cup. In the current edition of the Copa do Brasil, Cruzeiro played good games away from home, won Atletico Paranaense by 1x2 and Santos by 0x1, in both opportunities the team scored goal in the second stage, showing that in the first half prefer to pay more attention to the defensive part and in the second stage part more for the attack.