Cruzeiro – U. De Chile PREVIEW & PREDICTION 26/04/2018


Cruzeiro and Universidad Chile face at Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto, in a match for this phase of the Copa Libertadores (Group Stage). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.


After 2 draws and 1 loss, the home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 2 points won. In the last match, they tied for (0-0) against Universidad Chile, after in the previous match, they tied for (0-0) at home with Vasco da Gama. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last match that they disputed, for Serie A, they lost with Fluminense out by (1-0). In the last 10 home matches Cruzeiro has won 8, tied 1 and lost 1 of the last matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.

The situation of Cruzeiro really is not one of the best in the Copa Libertadores and in case of another stumble may end up complicating everything, so you must make the local factor your ally to seek a victory. It is clear that his squad is qualified and has conditions to beat any opponent, but he will need to correct some mistakes, because if he continues like this it would not be a surprise if he did not win. It is clear that from the opening minutes of the game the Brazilians will go with everything and will try to open the scoring as soon as possible, since only the victory interests them.

Universidad Chile:

The away team is currently in the 2nd position, with 5 points won, after 1 win and 2 draws. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Racing Club, by (1-1). In the last match, they tied at home against Cruzeiro by (0-0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last match they played, for the Primera División, they lost with Unión La Calera out by (6-1). In the last 10 away matches Universidad Chile has won 7 and lost 3 matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.

The moment lived by the University of Chile in the Copa Libertadores is good and to stay even better depends only on himself, so he does not pretend to be defeated, although the duel is far from his domains. Currently he is in the qualifying zone and with a tie he will remain in that place, but it is evident that if he has a quality performance and without errors he will be able to surprise and win, being that if he does he would be practically confirming his qualification to the next phase. It is with a positive thought that the team goes to the field and the certainty that it has is that it will try to score points.

PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.76