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Copa Libertadores | Mineirão | 28th March
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Cruzeiro
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  • D
KO 00:30
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CD Lara
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  • W
  • L

Cruzeiro vs CD Lara predictions for Thursday’s Copa Libertadores group stage clash. Cruzeiro arrive as huge faovurites to win the game but Lara are fancied to at least keep things tight and the scoreline respectable. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Cruzeiro vs CD Lara Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Cruzeiro to Win and Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 2/1

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Cruzeiro 2-0 @ 4/1

Reason For Cruzeiro vs CD Lara Betting Tips

Thursday’s Copa Libertadores group stage action sees Brazilians Cruzeiro doing battle with Venezuelans CD Lara. The hosts arrive as huge favourites to win the match but the visitors will be hopeful of at least keeping things tight and the scoreline respectable.

Ranked as comfortable favourites to win their group prior to it beginning, Cruzeiro certainly kicked their Libertadores campaign off in the right fashion, winning arguably the toughest of the 6 games they’ll contest in their opener, via a 1-0 victory at Argentines Huracan. The Brazilians now know that if they pick up a win in Thursday’s clash, they’ll almost have one foot in the last 16 and thus, focus is fully on picking up the 3 points on offer in front of the home crowd.

With a squad packed full of quality, Cruzeiro are expected to be a force across all fronts in 2019 and they’re in great form at the moment. Indeed, they’ve won their last 5 games without even conceding a goal and are also an impressive 14 matches unbeaten; a run stretching back to early December last year.

Meanwhile, Lara are the comfortable underdogs in the group and could only manage a draw in their opening clash, in what was their easiest game on paper; a home fixture against Ecuadorians Emelec. Now facing a very difficult trip to Brazil, the visitors could really do with taking a result from the game but don’t look likely to do so.

Indeed, the current crisis in Venezuela has made football something of a secondary issue but as far as it is concerned, nationwide power shortages and disruption have made it hard for the team to conduct its business in regular fashion, meaning preparations haven’t been ideal for this game.

Ultimately, the result here isn’t really in question and it’s almost impossible to imagine Cruzeiro dropping points. Man for man, they’re by far a stronger team than Lara and they’ll be looking to prove exactly that on the pitch.

Nonetheless, we don’t expect Cruzeiro to beat the visitors by a huge margin and thus, backing a home win in combination with under 2.5 goals looks the way to play. Cruzerio’s last 5 Libertadores matches have finished under the 2.5 goal line and with Lara set to bring a game-plan, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see that streak continue, with a 2-0 margin of home victory on the cards.

Head to Head

This will be the first ever meeting between the two.

Cruzeiro Team News

Cruzeiro Team Badge Midfielder Thiago Neves and forward Raniel have returned to training following injury but are not expected to feature in this clash.

CD Lara Team News

CD Lara Team Badge No problems reported in the build up to kick off.

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Published: March 26, 2019

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Cruzeiro vs CD Lara Stats

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  • Cruzeiro have won their last 5 matches without conceding a single goal.
  • Cruzeiro’s last 5 Copa Libertadores matches have featured under 2.5 goals.
  • Deportivo Lara have lost 5 of their last 6 Copa Libertadores away games.
  • 3 of Deportivo Lara’s last 4 games have ended with under 2.5 goals.
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