Avaí line up against the visiting Palmeiras at Estádio Aderbal Ramos da Silva in the Serie A tie on Sunday.
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Avaí will be looking for an improved result here following the 2-0 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Fluminense.
In that match, Avaí had 50% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. On the other side, Fluminense had 19 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Germán Cano (5') and Matheus Martins (72') scored for Fluminense.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Avaí haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Avaí have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 9 goals in the process.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Avaí:
- are winless against Palmeiras in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against São Paulo in Copa do Brasil competition, Palmeiras and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
A succession of reliable displays from the Palmeiras defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their last 6 fixtures overall. In that time, their own attack force has managed to score 12. We shall soon find out if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Heading into this contest, Palmeiras are undefeated in their last 8 league matches away from home. They really have been good on their travels.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 09/07/2015 shows us that Avaí have won 1 of these games & Palmeiras 5, with the tally of drawn matches being 0.
A combined sum of 17 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 for Leão da Ilha and 13 netted by Verdão. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The previous league game featuring the two was Serie A match day 28 on 27/10/2019 when the final score was Avaí 1-2 Palmeiras.
That day, Avaí managed 37% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was João Paulo (79').
On the other side, Palmeiras got 15 shots on goal with 4 on target. Deyverson (54') and Gustavo Scarpa (86') scored.
The referee was Wilton Pereira Sampaio.
Team News: Avaí
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the Avaí gaffer Eduardo Barroca to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Jean Pyerre (Testicular Cancer) is sidelined.
In all likelihood, Leão da Ilha will possibly use a 4-3-3 system in the match and select Vladimir, Kevin, Arthur Chaves, Bressan, Bruno Cortez, Eduardo Biasi, Raniele, Bruno Silva, William Pottker, Guilherme Bissoli and Muriqui.
Team News: Palmeiras
Thanks to a largely available squad, there is just a single fitness problem for the Palmeiras manager Abel Ferreira to be concerned with. Henri (Tibia and Fibula Fracture) misses out for this game.
There’s a good chance that Verdão appear most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 lineup, settling for Weverton, Gustavo Gomez, Luan, Murilo Cerqueira, Joaquín Piquerez, Gabriel Menino, Danilo, Dudu, Gustavo Scarpa, Gabriel Veron and Rony.
We’re envisaging that Avaí will have their work cut out to register a score against this Palmeiras team who we think should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We therefore see a very even contest with a 0-1 win for Palmeiras at the end of the 90 minutes.
Expecting it to be tight.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Aderbal Ramos da Silva (17,537)
Captain: Ebert Betão
Chairman: Francisco José Battistotti
Manager: Eduardo Barroca
Competitions: Serie A position 11
⭐ Star Man: Morato
Usually deployed in the Right Wing position, Morato was born in Mogi Mirim, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Sport Recife in the 2018 season, the talented Forward has netted 2 league goals in the Série A 2022 campaign so far in 12 appearances.