Avai vs Gremio
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Kick-Off 23:15 UK / 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio da Ressacada (Florianopolis).
Avai produced a strong resistance to Atletico Mineiro on Matchday No 1 losing the fixture at Independencia just narrowly 2-1 on Saturday night.
Recently-promoted outfit will continue their tough schedule at the start of the season on Wednesday evening when they play host to one of main title candidates Gremio at Estadio de Ressacada.
The visitors will be highly motivated to rebound from a surprising home defeat to Santos on Sunday afternoon. They were by far the more dominant side on the pitch with 12 corners and 11 shots on target, but only managed to find a late consolation goal in dying minutes of the affair.
Will Gremio’s attacking line perform better here against league newcomers?
Avai vs Gremio: Head-to-head
The head to head statistics speaks in Gremio’s favour.
Imortal Tricolor won 10, drew 3 and lost 3 of 16 clashes against Avai.
Both teams scored in six of last seven H2H encounters.
Outfits shared spoils in a 2-2 draw when they last met each other in October 2017.
Avai vs Gremio: Prediction
Renato Gaucho has a deadly line-up of attackers in the likes of Luan, Diego Tardelli and Everton. However, they are yet to perform for Gremio who were struggling for goals in both Copa Libertadores and Campeonato Gaucho 1.
Imortal Tricolor did win their state championship (Campeonato Gaucho), but they failed to score a goal in two legs in the final (won on penalties, 0-0 on aggregate against Internacional). They will play decisive match in the continental competition in ten days when Chilean Universidad Catolica are to visit Arena do Gremio in the last round of the group phase.
Avai played solid defense en route to winning the Campeonato Catarinense title. They offered a decent display in the first round of Serie A fixture away at Atletico Mineiro and we don’t see them as huge underdogs here.
The main bet will be Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.80 odds, while you can alternatively back draw at the half time at 2.10.
Avai vs Gremio: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw at the half time @ 2.10 (11/10).