June 15, 2022 Sports Betting
Avai can win consecutive league games for the first time this year when they play Fortaleza on Thursday at Estadio da Ressacada after picking up their first road victory of the current Brasileiro Serie A season.
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Sometimes all it takes is a little flash of magic to turn things around when everything seems to be working against you, and Avai experienced this on Monday.
They only needed Kevin’s outstanding curling free kick to defeat Botafogo and climb out of the bottom three and into the top ten.
They might reach fifth place in the standings with a win on Thursday, which, depending on other outcomes, would qualify them for the Copa Libertadores for the upcoming season.
For manager Eduardo Barroca, whose team stood tough defensively despite giving up seven shots on goal to Fogo, ending a five-match losing streak with a moment of individual brilliance was undoubtedly a gratifying sight.
In that match, they may have maintained composure at the finish, but Time da Raca have a tendency to lose their composure late when there is a lot on the line, receiving a red card in three of their last four games after the 85th minute of play.
Eight of their past nine league games were decided by one goal or fewer, showing that even though recent results haven’t always been in their favor, these men still know how to stick it out and compete.
Fortaleza has gained five points in their previous three league games and is currently five points behind the final Serie A spot for the upcoming season as they work to reduce their relegation deficit. On Sunday, Juan Pablo Vojvoda’s team had the majority of the opportunities and held Athletico Paranaense without a shot on target, but they were unable to score despite having six shots on goal and 64% of the possession.
The Northeastern Brazilian club has failed to score in five Serie A games this season, so it wasn’t the first time this aggressive team let multiple excellent build-up passes go to waste.
Their lone victory in the 2022 Brasileiro season came away from home earlier this month when they defeated Flamengo 2-1 with a goal in extra time.
They will need to maintain the same strong form they displayed against Flamengo, where they allowed just three attempts on target despite having only 34 percent possession. Two of their final three league games this month will be played on the road.
This is a high-energy team that consistently presses, but they also occasionally like to keep possession of the ball and pass it around. Fortaleza appears to be more successful when using a quick counterattacking strategy.
We expect to see a close game between two teams that have not given up much recently. These teams have occasionally shown that they are capable of being potent in the attacking third, but consistency hasn’t been a feature for either side. A draw is most likely here