Fluminense will be hoping leading scorer Henrique Dourado is fit to play here.
Centre-back Henrique returns from suspension and should start.
Utility man Renato Silva serves a ban after picking up three bookings this term.
Henrique is back after suspension and may start in midfield.
But Rafael Sóbis is banned and will need replacing up front.
Ramon Ábila, Sassá and Rafael Marques are the main options.
After a frustrating sequence of results, Fluminense got back on the horse at the weekend courtesy of a gutsy win over Coritiba.
They rode their luck at times – the Coxa missed a penalty – but the Tricolor deserve some fortune given their performances in the early part of the season.
Cruzeiro snatched a point from Flamengo and continue to edge up the table, despite their inconsistency.
Prediction: Fluminense 2-2Cruzeiro FT OVER 2.5 goals 2.05