The Serie B tie at Estádio Aderbal Ramos da Silva on Friday sees home team Avaí playing against opponents Sport Recife.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Avaí v Sport Recife match are shown here - as well as the best betting odds.
Avaí will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 0-2 Serie B loss in their previous game against Juventude.
In that game, Avaí had 56% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. Juventude had 11 shots on goal with 5 on target. Alan Ruschel (24') scored for Juventude.
In their prior 6 games, Eduardo Barroca's Avaí have scored 6 times which gives them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.
Sport Recife will go into this encounter after a 4-0 Serie B win with the defeat of Londrina in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Sport Recife had 44% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 7 on target. The scorer for Sport Recife was Jorginho (31'). Londrina got 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Demonstrating their penchant for action-packed encounters, the back of the net has been hit 20 times in the previous 6 matches in which Sport Recife have sent out their troops, making it a mean average of 3.33 goals each fixture. Opposing teams have managed 9 of this grand total. We will have to see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Coming into this contest, Sport Recife are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 25/10/2009, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Avaí winning 2 of those games, Sport Recife 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A combined sum of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 7 for Leão da Ilha and 9 being from Leão da Ilha. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Serie B match day 11 on 07/06/2023 when the final score was Sport Recife 2-1 Avaí.
On that occasion, Sport Recife managed 54% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The goalscorers were Fabricio Daniel (3') and Luciano Juba (49').
Avaí got 17 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
Team News: Avaí
The Avaí manager Eduardo Barroca will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match owing to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Sport Recife
Thanks to a fully injury-free group ready to go, the Sport Recife boss Enderson Moreira doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
Our feeling is that Avaí will have their work cut out to score against this Sport Recife outfit who we think will get the vital goal that wins it.
We’re therefore seeing a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning score for Sport Recife after 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Aderbal Ramos da Silva (17,537)
Captain: Thales Oleques
Chairman: Júlio César Heerdt
Manager: Eduardo Barroca
Competitions: Serie B position 16