Cruzeiro take on the visitors Corinthians at the Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto in the first leg fixture of the Copa do Brasil Finals. The match will be played in Belo Horizonte on Thursday, October 11th.
Cruzeiro looked pretty good in the second leg fixture of the Copa Libertadores quarterfinals where they were able to draw against Boca Juniors from Argentina with a 1-1 score. Now they have to face Corinthians in the first leg match of the Copa do Brasil finals and in the lead-up to this game the Raposa have a pretty high chance of winning. In the semifinals of the Copa do Brasil they went through Palmeiras who looked very decent. Overall, the team of Mano Menezes has been looking good throughout the whole season both in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A and the Copa do Brasil. Also, they have showed some solid performance in the Copa Libertadores lately. Unfortunately, now they are knocked out from that tournament and will put all of their effort into the remaining tournaments that are Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A and Copa do Brasil. In their last three matches Cruzeiro drew against Boca Juniors with a 1-1 score in the second leg fixture of the Copa Libertadores quarterfinals, lost to Palmeiras with a 1-3 score and drew against the same Palmeiras with a 1-1 score in the second leg fixture of the Copa do Brasil semifinals.
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Corinthians have been in a bad shape recently. In their last five league fixture they won only one of them. The main goal for the Timao now is to save them in the Copa Sudamericana zone in the Serie A table. Thereby the finals of the Copa do Brasil are not that important for them at the moment. In the semifinals of the tournament the team of Jair Ventura went through Flamengo who were clearly weaker than them. It`s worth noting that the Coringao have not been participating in the international tournaments recently which could be their biggest advantage in the lead-up to the finals of the Copa do Brasil. However, as it`s been already noted, the main goal for them at the moment is to save them in the Copa Sudamericana zone in their local league. In their last three matches Corinthians lost to Flamengo with a 0-3 score, drew against America with a 0-0 score and beat Flamengo with a 2-1 score in the second leg match of the Copa do Brasil semifinals.
Cruzeiro are the clear favourite in the lead-up to the upcoming fixture. However, it will be hard for them to play on Thursday no matter what because the match will be the finals of the Copa do Brasil. Anyway, the team of Mano Menezes should get the victory in the first leg match.
Prediction for the match: Cruzeiro to win.