Fortaleza vs Avai FC
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 13 July 2019
Kick off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo (Fortaleza).
The home side bounced back from a disappointing away loss and enjoyed a positive 2-1 result last week when they welcomed Cruzeiro to their midst.
The squad broke the deadlock three minutes after the ball started rolling through Andre Luis but saw their slender lead overturned within ten minutes when Sassa found the back of the net for his team. However, Luis stepped up for his side again and fired them ahead, in the dying minutes of stoppage time right before the break.
Both the teams finished the game with the same number of shots on target, but it was the hosts who were clinical when it came to beating the goalkeeper.
Their visiting team succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Palmeiras last week and will be making the trip to Fortaleza with the hopes of ending their dismal run. The squad managed just two shots on target out of their attempted eight and were awarded not more than one corner in the entire ninety minutes.
They also failed to keep a hold of the major share of possession, all of which made their defeat even bitter.
The hosts are currently 13th in the league with seven points, while their foes have hit rock bottom with just three points.
Fortaleza vs Avai FC Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have met each other on seven occasions.
- Both Fortaleza and Avai FC have two wins apiece to their name in all of their h2h clashes.
- Their last encounter finished 1-0 in favour of Fortaleza.
- Avai FC have just one clean sheet against Fortaleza, while the latter have three.
Fortaleza vs Avai FC Prediction
The clash between the two sides this week is more than likely to see the hosts bag all three points.
The visitors have poor in their recent games and have been at the receiving end of back to back defeats in their last two games. The squad also failed to find the back of the net in both instances but to their defense, they were up against two of the best sides in the league.
They are also yet to a register single win away from home and have just one point in the bag after five outings.
The hosts have been faring a lot better in comparison and are unbeaten in their last two fixtures. However considering that they have conceded just one less than what they have scored so far, we can expect both the teams to get their names on the scoresheet. Nevertheless, the win is certain to swing in favor of the hosts at the end of the ninety minutes.
Fortaleza vs Avai FC Betting tips
Full time Result: Fortaleza @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both teams to score @ 2.20 (6/5).