Vitoria vs Avai
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Saturday, 12th August 2017
Kick off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Manoel Barradas.
The clash with the fellow strugglers in the relegation battle comes just at the perfect time for Vitoria who will be favourites to see off Avai given their impressive performances in back-to-back wins over the likes of Ponte Preta and Flamengo.
Leao da Barra were off to a horrific kick off to the new league campaign, but the arrival of Flavio Tanajura on the bench marked a renaissance period for them.
The hosts have especially improved their displays as the back since the team conceded no more than a single goal in last three outings.
The weekend’s shocking away win over Flamengo sees the team only three points behind Chapecoense who are in the safe zone.
Vitoria should not have a hard task maintaining the fine defensive shape as Avai have been struggling a lot to find goals in the final third recently.
As the matter of fact, Leao da Ilha notched only a single goal in last five league fixtures.
On the bright side, Claudinei Oliveira’s men kept in-form Santos side to a goalless drew in the last Serie A fixture on Sunday evening.
Vitoria vs Avai: Head to head
The teams have four wins each ahead of their 11th meeting, but Vitoria have generally been much better at Estadio Manoel Barradas where they clinched three victories with the goal difference of 10-2.
We also have to mention that only a single of ten previous H2H encounters between the two sides saw both teams on target.
Vitoria vs Avai: Prediction
Given that both Vitoria and Avai come into the game on the back of fine defensive displays against the likes of Flamengo and Santos, we have to back the BBTS-NO pick at 3/4 as the top betting call here.
Vitoria vs Avai: Bet Tips
The top bet will be BTTS – NO at 3/4 @ William Hill.
Value-seekers can chase the correct score 1-0 at the odds of 5/1 @ Bet365.