Avai vs Corinthians
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Thursday, 20th July 2017
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Aderbal Ramos da Silva.
Corinthians dropped the ball at the weekend when they slipped up against Atletico PR playing only a 2-2 draw to end the run of three consecutive wins without conceding a single goal along the way.
Timao are hoping to return to the winning ways on Wednesday when they travel to Estadio Aderbal Ramos da Silva to play the league’s newcomers Avai.
The hosts were off to a poor kick off to the new season, but the last couple of games have seen them making unexpected upsets which include back-to-back away wins over Botafogo and Gremio.
However, Claudinei Oliveira’s men failed to back up impressive displays against fellow strugglers Coritiba and Avai taking only a single point in last two rounds.
Jo continued with his spell of excellent form by netting a brace to complete Corinthians’ comeback against Atletico at the weekend.
However, Fabio Carille’s side allowed an 82nd minute equaliser for the visitors from Paranaense through Otavio.
Gremio have thus narrowed the gap at the top of the standings to eight points behind Timao.
Avai vs Corinthians: Head to head
Corinthians lead the head to head tie by a single win, but they only clinched a single win in five matches with Avai at Estadio Aderbal Ramos da Silva.
It is also interesting to note that eight of ten H2H encounters between the two sides saw both teams on the scoresheet.
Avai vs Corinthians: Prediction
The BTTS trend is not likely to be continued this Wednesday since we expect the hosts to sit at the back and carefully wait for their opportunities from the counter attacks.
This strategy has worked against the likes of Botafogo and Gremio and we would not be surprised to see it functioning against Timao as well. This is why we are going to escape the away win bets here.
Avai vs Corinthians: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 4/5.
You can alternatively take Under 0.5 goals in the first half at 7/4.