Goias faces a must win situation. They on bottom of the table and if they lose tonight they can count of almost sure fall out from Campeonato Brasileiro A. The unfortunate circumstance is that Cruzeiro needs points, too. After last night's defeats Fluminense and Corinthians, Cruzeiro has great chance to catch up the second place on the table, to only one point less than Fluminense. So, motives are on both side. Quality is on the side Cruzeiro, but Goias is the host, and motive for survival is always stronger than the motive for the top. This last mentioned is a factor that aligns chances on this match. Goias didn't win on last two matches at home - defeat 1:3 against Atletico GO and draw 1:1 with Flamengo. Cruzeiro also didn't win on last two matches away - 2:2 with Botafogo and defeat 1:4 against Santos.
Goias has one suspended player - midfielder Rithelly, but striker Moura is back form suspension. Hugo (knee), Rafael Toloi (thigh) and Carlos Alberto (thigh) are injured and probably they won't play tonight.
Cruzeiro doesn't have suspended players, but they have injured players: Leonardo Silva (injury), Wellington Paulista (thigh) and Gilberto (knee), while Marquinhos Parana (ankle) and Jonathan (pubis) are doubtful.
Their mutual matches rarely end draw - in the last 11 matches only once, and current needs may force both teams to fight tonight for maximum of points. I prefer the home team even though the guests are favorites in lists of bookies.
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