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The Serie A clash at Estádio Raimundo Sampaio on Sunday sees home side América Mineiro up against Avaí.
All América Mineiro v Avaí game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
América Mineiro will be hoping to bounce back here after a 1-0 Copa do Brasil loss in their previous game against São Paulo.
In that game, América Mineiro managed 41% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. São Paulo got 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. Luciano (35') was the scorer for São Paulo.
A recurring aspect of more recent América Mineiro games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their previous six matches leading up to this one, in 6 of them a bet on BTTS would've been a loser. Despite that, we must now wait to see whether such a trend might persist in this next game.
Ahead of this meeting, América Mineiro have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Flamengo in Serie A competition, Avaí will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Avaí managed 43% possession and 13 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Avaí was Arthur Chaves (47'). Flamengo had 19 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Pedro (55', 84') was the scorer for Flamengo.
The numbers tell their own story, and Avaí have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 11 goals in all. In defence, Avaí could really do with shoring things up.
Head to head
The last league fixture featuring the two was Serie A match day 1 on 10/04/2022 which ended up with the score at Avaí 1-0 América Mineiro.
On that occasion, Avaí had 58% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer was Raniele (52').
At the other end, América Mineiro had 7 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Luis Flávio de Oliveira.
Team News: América Mineiro
The América Mineiro manager Vágner Mancini will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all ahead of this match owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection.
We think that Coelho look set to go for a 4-2-3-1 system in the match, utilising Matheus Cavichioli, Raúl Cáceres, Eder, Luan Patrick, Danilo Avelar, Lucas Kal, Arthur, Matheusinho, Juninho, Felipe Azevedo and Henrique Almeida.
Team News: Avaí
Owing to an otherwise full-strength squad, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Avaí manager Eduardo Barroca to contend with. Jean Pyerre (Testicular Cancer) misses out for this game.
There’s a good chance that Leão da Ilha appear most likely to make use of a 4-3-3 lineup by sending out Vladimir, Kevin, Bressan, Arthur Chaves, Bruno Cortez, Raniele, Eduardo Biasi, Jean Cléber, William Pottker, Guilherme Bissoli and Natanael.
We’re inclined to think that Avaí have enough to break down this América Mineiro outfit, although that probably shouldn’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We think that it’s going to be a narrow 2-1 victory for América Mineiro by the conclusion of the game. Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Raimundo Sampaio (23,018)
Captain: Adilson Juninho
Chairman: Alencar da Silveira Jr.
Manager: Vágner Mancini
Competitions: Serie A position 15, Copa do Brasil (Quarter-finals)
🔑 Key Man: Aloísio
Usually taking up the Striker position, Aloísio was born in Araranguá, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Grêmio in the 2006 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 2 league goals in this Série A 2022 campaign to date in 11 appearances.