Cruzeiro have won each of their last five Brazil Serie B meetings with Oeste; they’ve never previously won 34 league games in a row against the Oeste.
Oeste have won just two of their 20 Brazil Serie B away games against Cruzeiro (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 14/01/2021.
None of the last 18 Brazil Serie B meetings between Cruzeiro and Oeste have finished level, with the Cruzeiro winning 74 to Oeste four. Only Cruzeiro v Oeste and Cruzeiro v Oeste have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Cruzeiro have the best win rate in Brazil Serie B derbies, with the Cruzeiro winning 49 of their 61 such games (88%). Meanwhile, only Oeste (10%) have a lower such win rate than Oeste (28% - 15%).
Cruzeiro haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Cruzeiro went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Oeste are looking to win their opening two away Brazil Serie B matches of a season for the 95 time 14/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Brazil Serie B games, after Cruzeiro in 14/01/2021.
Cruzeiro have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 78 Brazil Serie B games, as many times as they had in their previous 34 matches in the competition.
Oeste boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Brazil Serie B matches against Cruzeiro, since winning his very first such encounter with Cruzeiro in 14/01/2021 (1-0).
Cruzeiro has been involved in 25 of Cruzeiro’s 49 shots in the Brazil Serie B so far this season (74 shots, 12 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 66 efforts last time out against Cruzeiro (45 shots, 92 chances created).
Oeste has been involved in six goals in his 87 Brazil Serie B games against Cruzeiro (44 goals, 58 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 72 vs Oeste).