Sampaio Correa have won each of their last five Brazil Serie B meetings with Cruzeiro; they’ve never previously won 35 league games in a row against the Cruzeiro.
Cruzeiro have won just two of their 15 Brazil Serie B away games against Sampaio Correa (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 09/01/2021.
None of the last 18 Brazil Serie B meetings between Sampaio Correa and Cruzeiro have finished level, with the Sampaio Correa winning 25 to Cruzeiro four. Only Sampaio Correa v Cruzeiro and Sampaio Correa v Cruzeiro have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Sampaio Correa have the best win rate in Brazil Serie B derbies, with the Sampaio Correa winning 74 of their 86 such games (90%). Meanwhile, only Cruzeiro (66%) have a lower such win rate than Cruzeiro (38% - 13%).
Sampaio Correa haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Sampaio Correa went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Cruzeiro are looking to win their opening two away Brazil Serie B matches of a season for the 25 time 09/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Brazil Serie B games, after Sampaio Correa in 09/01/2021.
Sampaio Correa have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 45 Brazil Serie B games, as many times as they had in their previous 65 matches in the competition.
Cruzeiro boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Brazil Serie B matches against Sampaio Correa, since winning his very first such encounter with Sampaio Correa in 09/01/2021 (1-0).
Sampaio Correa has been involved in 32 of Sampaio Correa’s 34 shots in the Brazil Serie B so far this season (51 shots, 15 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 97 efforts last time out against Sampaio Correa (87 shots, 42 chances created).
Cruzeiro has been involved in six goals in his 21 Brazil Serie B games against Sampaio Correa (38 goals, 14 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 57 vs Cruzeiro).