Guesses for the night of chaos in the Brazil Cup
Chaos, no one expects anything less than this Wednesday night (28) in Brazil. Only champions, traditional shirts and the good old knockout. The quarterfinals of the Copa do Brasil will start and promise to shake the country with games that take your heart to mouth.
There will be four games that promise electricity. The people's party starts at 7:30 pm with Atlético-MG x Juventude and Santos x Internacional. In the next hour, 9:45 pm, another one-two with Grêmio x Palmeiras and Corinthians x Cruzeiro.
And every good football lover loves a hunch, then go there.
Atlético-MG x Youth
The Rooster is undeniably the favorite in the match. The difference between the teams is huge and the team from Minas Gerais may not have a great time, but it is also far from a bad phase. Marcelo Oliveira's team squanders options and seeks only greater regularity to place itself as a great candidate to win everything and everyone. Rafael Carioca can be spared and Erazo is in doubt. Fred is an embezzlement.
Ugly duckling among the finalists, Juventude is the poor cousin of the group and seeks another historic campaign like the one in 1999 that gave the title to the club in Rio Grande do Sul. Packed by having eliminated São Paulo in the round of 16 and the campaign that can give the Serie C team access to the B of the Brazilian, Juve's challenge is to take down another favorite.
Hunch: Atlético win.
Santos x International
In the fight for the G4 in the Brazilian Championship, Santos sees once again in the Brazilian Cup the chance of a title. Runner-up last season, Peixe seeks the cup this season. The team will not have Gustavo Henrique, Vitor Bueno and Ricardo Oliveira and the absences can weigh. However, it is still a favorite in the match.
Mired in the relegation zone, Internacional will take the Brazil Cup and focus on the Brasileirão to try to react. The coach Celso Roth will put a mixed team on the field and the attention is turned to Nico López and Seijas, “xodós” of the fans and who did not fall in favor of the coach. The colorado concern, however, is in Saturday's game for the Brazilian.
Guess: Quiet victory for Santos.
Grêmio x Palmeiras
Perhaps the great duel of the phase, full of history and an interstate rivalry fueled in the 1990s. Seven tournament titles on the field and Grêmio's only chance to raise a cup or even guarantee a place in next year's Libertadores. More defensive and direct under the command of Renato Portaluppi, Tricolor will not have Maicon and Bolaños and should repeat the most recent lineups in the first match. Full house promise at the Arena.
Divided between the knockout tournament and the leadership of the Brasileirão, Palmeiras seriously enter the Copa do Brasil, but do not hide that the main objective is another. A mixed / reserve team must go to the field in Porto Alegre. The choice, however, does not make things easier for the gauchos, since the Pig has a collection of options and a cast to be envious.
Corinthians x Cruzeiro
Another duel with interstate rivalry that goes back to the 1990s. The stories of Timão and Raposa intersect and gain a new chapter. After controversies against Fluminense, Alvinegro receives the team from Minas Gerais seeking to take advantage of the trip. Goalkeeper Cássio and left-back Uendel are the main problems for coach Fábio Carille.
In a bad position in the Brazilian, Cruzeiro divides his attention between the fight to escape from the relegation zone and the Copa do Brasil. And the team really seems to "turn the key". If you are in Z4, you are also in a great phase in the knockout tournament. The squad is strong, Mano Menezes knows the format of the tournament and Raposa promises to fight for the cup, with maximum strength in São Paulo.
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