Gremio vs Avai
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9th July 2017
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre.
The most predictable match of Serie A Round 12 will take place in Porto Alegre where Gremio welcome Avai. Even if visitors are hoping they can cause an upset, the hosts are thinking how much can they place past Avai’s keeper. However, it’s general knowledge how dangerous is when a favorite underestimates an underdog.
Gremio faced Godoy Cruz in Copa Libertadores match and created an excellent overturn ahead of the clash with Avai.
Regardless of the positive mood, Gremio must take the upcoming match with utmost seriousness since they suffered two consecutive defeats in Serie A; they were beaten by Corinthians and Palmeiras, both with the minimum result.
The hosts’ main advantage is their sharp attack – Gremio tallied 23 goals so far, the highest number in Brazilian top division.
The visitors remained to be unbeaten in the last two outings after the woeful results beforehand. They stunned Botafogo RJ with 0-2, followed by a goalless stalemate with Ponte Preta.
After picking up four points from the last two games, Avai escaped from the last place, but they are still next-to-last, separated from the safety by two points.
Gremio vs Avai: Head-to-head
The previous five meetings between the two sides were fruitful – in the last five outings, Both Teams to Score YES won five out of five times. However, two duels were played back in 2011. Their latest meeting was played last year in January within Premiera Liga match when they shared the prey in the 2-2 draw.
Gremio vs Avai: Prediction
Gremio are the absolute favorite in the upcoming match and anything less than three points would be a disaster for them. Avai has two major advantages – Gremio’s fatigue after Copa Libertadores tie and the fact that Gremio is under pressure while they travel to Porto Alegre completely relieved and without any expectations.
Gremio vs Avai: Betting Tips
The first bet will be Gremio -1.5 Asian Handicap at the odds of 1.90 with Pinnacle.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Over 3.5 goals at the odds of 3.30 odds with Unibet.