This is the clash for promotion positions between Avai and Sport Recife. Avai is fifth in Serie B with 44 points while Recife is on third with 46 points. But there still a long way to go and a loser here will still have plenty of chances. Both teams are in good form winning 4 of the last 6 games but also scoring plenty of goals. In the last 3 home games Avai beat Icasa 3:1, lost against Palmeiras 2:4 and won Sao Caetano 2:1. On the other hand Recife lost away to ABC 4:2, Palmeiras 2:1 and won against Bragantino 1:2. There are plenty ofgoals in Serie B and some teams are especially atacking minded. Recife is such a team and average 3.26 goals per game, majority of goals coming in their away matches. Only 10 of their 27 matches have finnished under 2.5 goals. Avai averages 2.67 goals but 3 goals on their home matches. The last 3 h2h matches on Avai`s ground finnished over and with plenty to play for again it should go over.
There are some absences in the home side but there should still be enough fire power. Out are striker Jardel (22-1)and midfielder Santana(24-5) while questionable is the striker Diogo(24-7) but will probably play. The guests are without the suspended standard defender Gabriel (17-4) but otherwise have full lineup.
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* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.