Avai vs Coritiba
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Friday, 14th July 2017
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Aderbal Ramos da Silva.
Avai have had a super tough schedule over the last couple of weeks, but they took seven points from last three league outings.
The good form came literally out of nowhere for Claudinei Oliveira’s squad who will be looking to make it four subsequent games without conceding a single goal this Thursday when they host Coritiba.
The league’s newcomers had a dreadful opening to the Serie A season, but they significantly raised their form lately to beat the likes of Botafogo and Gremio in two of their last games on the road.
Leao da Ilha played a goalless draw with Ponte Preta in the meantime to make it three consecutive clean sheets.
However, they still sit in the danger area and Claudinei Oliveira must find the way to keep this impressive form at the back if he wants to avoid the relegation scrap at the latter stages of the season.
The story is completely opposite with Coritiba who have been super easy to break down recently and who have conceded five goals in last two fixtures against the likes of Vasco da Gama and Sport Recife.
Head coach Pachequinho was furious with his men after an embarrassing display in a convincing 0-23 loss to Sport Recife at the weekend.
Avai vs Coritiba: Head to head
Coritiba have been much more successful in the history of head to head meetings with Avai.
The visitors clinched seven wins in 13 games including the run of three victories in last four matches against Leao da Ilha.
Avai vs Coritiba: Prediction
The hosts will have a terrific opportunity to improve their head to head record with Corotiba and gain a much-needed victory to finally escape the red zone.
The bookmakers are more than generous offering the 13/8 odds on the home win in this one and we are going to take it with both hands.
Avai vs Coritiba: Bet Tips
The top bet is Avai to win the match at the odds of 2.62 by William Hill.
Braver punters can try with Avai to keep a clean sheet at 2.75.