Avai vs Fluminense
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Aderbal Ramos da Silva.
Neither Avai nor Fluminense can be thrilled with the start to the new league campaign.
The host are in a more difficult situation since they hold the rock-bottom of Serie A standings with only five points from eight opening rounds of the competition.
The league’s newcomers just can’t seem to catch a breakthrough as the weekend saw them losing their third game in last four matches.
This time Claudinei Oliveira’s side failed to find the back of the net at Estadio Club de Regatas falling to Vasco da Gama 1-0.
It was their fifth consecutive defeat on the road as they managed to score only a single goal during the process.
The story is somewhat better on the home pitch where Leao da Ilha is yet to suffer a defeat.
The visitors have had a very tough schedule over the last couple of weeks since they had to play the likes of Atletico PR, Palmeiras, Gremio and Flamengo in last four rounds.
This, however, can’t be justification for Abel Braga and his men who took only two points along the way having shown plenty of holes in the defensive line.
Avai vs Fluminense: Head to head
Tricolor has been the dominant side in head to head matches winning six out of eight meetings with Avai.
However, Leao da Ilha came out victorious from their last encounter at Estadio Aderbal Ramos da Silva (1-0) back in August 2015.
Avai vs Fluminense: Prediction
Fluminense have a stronger lineup led by phenomenal Henrique Dorado who bagged eight goals in eight matches, but we’ll be careful with the stakes since Avai have been very tough to break down on the home ground.
We see the Under 2.5 goals as the best of the betting option for this one, while the draw somehow seems to be the most realistic of three outcomes.
Avai vs Fluminense: Bet Tips
The top betting prediction is Under 2.5 goals at the odds of 1.78 odds by Pinnacle.
The best alternative is the full-time Draw priced by Pinnacle at 3.32 odds.