Flamengo vs Cruzeiro Prediction Today
Contrary to what has happened with practically all the teams divided in several competitions in the final end of season, Flamengo did not define priorities. He discarded sparing players and has always put on the field all the top athletes available. The tactic was established by coach Mauricio Barbieri.
The athletes, however, seem to have decided to save on their own. After an excellent performance against Grêmio, on August 1, in the first leg of the quarterfinals of Brazil, which was 1 to 1, the main team of red-black was beaten by the reserves of the gaucho a few days later, also in Porto Alegre , by 2 to 0.
Faced with the situation repeated, Barbieri’s reaction may be different. As the return match against the gremistas is scheduled for next Wednesday, August 15, maybe, in the face of the negative results, the coach will choose to put a mixed team on Sunday.
The hammer has not yet been beaten, but changes must happen in significant numbers in relation to the team that faced Cruzeiro and ended up escaping from taking a thrashing. One of them involves the return of an athlete who is considered absolute holder and can not act in the fourth due to suspension by the accumulation of yellow cards: Marcos Paquetá.
At Cruzeiro, there is no doubt. Coach Mano Menezes, backed by the board of directors, has elected the Copa Libertadores and Copa do Brasil squads as priorities. Thus, in matches to the eve of the confrontations by these competitions, it has escalated teams mixed or entirely reserves in the Brazilian Championship.
For Sunday’s clash, the second option, reserve team, should be chosen, although the Raposa are in advantage for Wednesday’s showdown at Mineirão, against Santos. Defeated at Vila Belmiro, alvinegro by 1 to 0 and now needs only the draw to secure their place in the semifinals of the Brazil Cup.
This strategy, of course, has its cost, which is an erased participation in the Brasileirão. With 25 points (seven wins, four draws and six losses), Cruzeiro completed its participation in the seventeenth round of the tournament in a modest eighth place.
Soccer Prediction of the Day Flamengo vs Cruzeiro
Flamengo’s technical committee and board show signs of being lost in the final stretch of the season. There was an attempt to find something that seems impossible, which is the conquest of the titles of the Brasileirão, the Copa do Brasil and the Copa Libertadores of America in the same season.A rational analysis would indicate that, after failures in the first two matches of the cups, Rubro-negro put his best team in the field this Sunday aiming to regain the lost leadership for the São Paulo. The Cariocas have 34 points (ten wins, four draws and three losses) against 36 of the tricolor.
However, political pressure in the election year makes taking this path remote. Thus, Barbieri should continue to climb the team considered main in all games, provided, of course, the athletes do not have problems of injury. Against a reserve cruise and pressured to get better results, the rubro-negra victory ends up being the most appropriate forecast for the game this Sunday.
Bet Tips: Flamengo