Santos vs Cruzeiro prediction 15.09.2023

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Santos FC

0 : 3

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

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  • Date: 15/09/2023
  • Competition: Serie A
  • KO: 00:00 CEST
  • Venue: Estádio Urbano Caldeira (Santos, São Paulo)

Two sides struggling for Serie A form come together at Estádio Urbano Caldeira on Thursday evening as Santos hosts Cruzeiro.

Santos vs Cruzeiro Betting Tips - Santos to win

Santos returns to home soil looking to bounce back from successive away defeats at Atlético Mineiro and América Mineiro over the past fortnight.

With just one win in their last eight matches, the home side now find themselves sitting inside the relegation zone with 17 points only from 21 matches placed. 

The hosts did manage to win their last league match at Estádio Urbano Caldeira - a 2:1 victory against Gremio and remain unbeaten in their last four home Serie A games (W2, D2). The Peixe have now also seen BTTS in each of their last five home league matches.

Cruzeiro make the long journey south to Sao Paulo, currently five points and five places ahead of Santos. However, the visitors have not won any of their last eight league matches.

On the road, the Raposa have lost both of their last two away matches, having previously enjoyed a seven-game unbeaten run on their travels. 

A lack of goals has been the biggest issue for Cruzeiro. The away side have failed to score in six of their last eight league games, while they have scored only nine goals in their last 16 Serie A matches since April. 

Given those lack of goals and Santos's decent home form, I´m backing the hosts to edge their way to victory. While BTTS has a chance - an outcome witnessed frequently in Santos home matches and in previous games between these sides, a home win is my preferred selection for this Serie A contest. 

Santos FC vs Cruzeiro Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Santos FC

    0 : 3

    Cruzeiro

    Serie A

  2. Cruzeiro

    2 : 1

    Santos FC

    Serie A

  3. Santos FC

    4 : 1

    Cruzeiro

    Serie A

  4. Cruzeiro

    2 : 0

    Santos FC

    Serie A

  5. Cruzeiro

    2 : 1

    Santos FC

    Serie A

Santos FC

Santos team news

New signing Alfredo Morloes is unlikely to feature as he looks to build fitness following his free transfer arrival from Rangers. 

Felipe Jonatan, Alison and Sandry all remain injury absentees, while Yeferson Soteldo is suspended.

Last matches of Santos FC

  1. Bahia

    1 : 2

    Santos FC

    Serie A

  2. Santos FC

    0 : 3

    Cruzeiro

    Serie A

  3. América Mineiro

    2 : 0

    Santos FC

    Serie A

  4. Atletico Mineiro

    2 : 0

    Santos FC

    Serie A

  5. Santos FC

    2 : 1

    Gremio

    Serie A

Santos FC lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 34

    João Paulo

Defenders

  • 80

    Junior Caiçara

  • 24

    Messias

  • 2

    João Basso

  • 16

    Dodô

Midfielders

  • 7

    Nonato

  • 14

    Rodrigo Fernández

  • 30

    Lucas Braga

  • 8

    Jean Lucas

  • 20

    Stiven Mendoza

Forwards

  • 9

    Marcos Leonardo

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro team news

Cruzeiro are expected to remain unable to call on the services of injured trio Bilu, Ramiro, Pereira and Oliveira.

Last matches of Cruzeiro

  1. Fluminense

    1 : 0

    Cruzeiro

    Serie A

  2. Santos FC

    0 : 3

    Cruzeiro

    Serie A

  3. Cruzeiro

    0 : 0

    Red Bull Bragantino

    Serie A

  4. Gremio

    3 : 0

    Cruzeiro

    Serie A

  5. Cruzeiro

    1 : 1

    Corinthians

    Serie A

Cruzeiro lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Rafael Cabral

Defenders

  • 12

    William

  • 27

    Neris

  • 4

    Luciano Castan

  • 3

    Marlon

Midfielders

  • 18

    Matheus Jussa

  • 16

    Lucas Silva

  • 11

    Wesley

  • 7

    Mateus Vital

  • 19

    Arthur Gomes

Forwards

  • 99

    Gilberto

Key Facts Santos vs Cruzeiro

  1. Santos are unbeaten in their last 4 home games (W2, D2)
  2. Cruzeiro have lost their last 2 away league matches
  3. Cruzeiro have failed to score in 6 of their last 8 league games
  4. Santos have seen BTTS in their previous 5 home league matches
  5. 4 of the last 5 matches between these sides saw BTTS

Main prediction Santos FC - Cruzeiro

Santos FC to win

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Santos FC & Cruzeiro current standing in Serie A

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Botafogo 23 16 3 4 39 - 14 +25 51
2 Palmeiras 24 12 8 4 38 - 18 +20 44
3 Grêmio 24 13 4 7 39 - 31 +8 43
4 Bragantino 24 11 9 4 33 - 21 +12 42
5 Fluminense 24 12 5 7 34 - 26 +8 41
6 Athletico PR 24 11 7 6 37 - 27 +10 40
7 Flamengo 24 11 7 6 36 - 30 +6 40
8 Fortaleza 24 11 5 8 29 - 23 +6 38
9 Atlético Mineiro 23 9 7 7 26 - 19 +7 34
10 Cuiabá 23 8 5 10 23 - 29 -6 29
11 Cruzeiro 24 7 8 9 23 - 21 +2 29
12 Internacional 24 7 8 9 20 - 27 -7 29
13 São Paulo 23 7 7 9 27 - 25 +2 28
14 Corinthians 23 6 9 8 27 - 29 -2 27
15 Goiás 24 6 8 10 20 - 30 -10 26
16 Bahia 24 6 7 11 28 - 33 -5 25
17 Santos 24 6 6 12 23 - 40 -17 24
18 Vasco da Gama 23 6 5 12 25 - 34 -9 23
19 América Mineiro 23 4 5 14 26 - 49 -23 17
20 Coritiba 23 3 5 15 24 - 51 -27 14

Santos vs Cruzeiro - FAQ

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Santos Player to Watch

Marcos Leonardo - The talented 20-year-old forward has scored seven goals in his last eight Serie A appearances, including each of his last four games at this venue.  

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Cruzeiro Player to Watch

Wesley - While leading the Cruzeiro scoring charts, the 24-year-old has scored just one goal in his last ten appearances.