Avai vs Cruzeiro: Preview and Predictions

Avai vs Cruzeiro Brasileiro Serie A Match Preview 23rd July 2017

Avai vs Cruzeiro
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 23rd July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Aderbal Ramos da Silva.

Cruzeiro will have a nice opportunity to return to the winning ways this weekend when they travel to Estadio Aderbal Ramos da Silva to tackle the league’s newcomers Avai.


The host are undefeated in last two matches, but they still sit in the danger area after a dreadful opening to the new campaign in the top flight of the Brazilian football.

Claudinei Oliveira obviously has huge troubles with his team’s efficiency in the final third as none of his players managed to score three or more goals in 15 matches of the season.

The good news for the Brazilian manager is that the defensive line has been doing well as they kept a clean sheet in the goalless draw with the current leaders Corinthians on Wednesday evening.


Raposa woke up after somewhat of a slower start to the new campaign.

The visitors are undefeated in last four matches, but the tougher schedule in the most recent period (matches with Flamengo and Fluminense) prevented Mano Menezes’ side in clinching three-pointers to join the very top of the standings.

Avai vs Cruzeiro: Head to head

Avai are still looking for their first ever victory over Raposa since as many as five of their eight H2H encounters ended without a winner.

This includes two draws in 2015 season when they have previously met each other in Serie A.

Avai vs Cruzeiro: Prediction

The quality is on Creuzeiro’s side, but Avai will be super motivated after holding Corinthians to a goalless draw in mid-week.

The hosts will likely sit at the back which is why we see the value in backing the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 7/10.

Avai vs Cruzeiro: Bets

The main betting pick is Under 2.5 goals FT at 7/10.

You can also take draw at the half time at 21/20.

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