Vasco vs Avaí: Preview & Prediction

Extremely dependent on the results achieved so far in the Brazilian Championship 2017 edition, Vasco will play this Saturday, June 17, his fifth match in São Januário. For the eighth round of the Brasileirão, you will receive Avaí. The kickoff is scheduled for 19h (Brasília time).


Of the 12 possible points in the previous four games, Vasco added nine. It is what it has in the classification of the tournament, since it has lost the three departures realized like visitor. The most recent one on Wednesday, June 14. At the Condá Arena in Chapecó, he was beaten by Chapecoense 2-1. Thus, he dropped to 12th place in the standings.

Without Luis Fabiano, the team’s biggest highlight in this early competition, which has been spared from games outside Rio de Janeiro, coach Milton Mendes has given Nenê another chance, who had been barred from the headlines. However, with the return of the top scorer, again the player should be listed for the reserve bench on Saturday.

It remains to be seen if Milton Mendes will make another change to make the team more offensive. In Santa Catarina, started with six midfielders and no attacking specialists. It was up to Nene to be positioned more ahead. The strategy clearly did not work. Not only was he unable to prevent Chapecoense from creating goal situations like Vasco almost harmlessly offensive. He got only five finals, two of them right, throughout the match.

In order not to let Luis Fabiano isolated and knowing the need for the victory, it could be that another of the midfielders loses the place for the entry of the Colombian Manga Escobar. In that case, Alan Cardoso, who played only 25 minutes in Santa Catarina after being sent off for fear of being sent off after receiving a yellow card, would be the biggest candidate to leave the starting lineup. Yago Pichachu, right-back who is being used as a sock, would be another possibility for the team to be more aggressive.


In the unbalanced table of the Brasileirão 2017, the Avaí will make its fifth match outside its dominions in eight days on Saturday. He lost the first four with eight goals and scoring just one. The most recent one on Wednesday. To make matters worse, it was a direct rival against relegation. It took 3 to 1 of the Atlético-GO, in the Olympic stadium Pedro Ludovico, in Goiânia.

Parked in the five points (one wins, two draws and four losses), fell two places in the standings. Starts the day of number eight in the nineteenth (penultimate) placement.

In the face of these scenarios, the reaction of commanders was traditional. Officials talk about reinforcements suggesting they do not trust the cast they have available. Coach Claudinei Oliveira went beyond. He complained about the lack of disposition shown by the athletes against the red-black-Goian. The end of this script is known. Most likely Avaí will have a new coach coming soon.

At least for Saturday’s match, it will be up to Claudinei Oliveira to play the boat. After declarations such as those given after the match against Atletico-GO, it is to be expected that modifications will be made. However, he does not have all the cast at his disposal. The German midfielder has left the field injured and should not be able to play in Rio de Janeiro. Defender Betan and Luan, who received the third yellow card, will have to meet suspension.
Keep an eye on the whistle

It will be to the Paranaan Rafael Traci the whistle in the departure of this Saturday. It will be his tenth match in Serie A of Brasileirão, the third in the 2017 season. Of the nine previous, the tie was the most frequent result, with five occurrences. The constituents won three times and the visitor did better only in one opportunity.

His average yellow card is four (40% constituents x 60% visitors) per game. The red index (50% x 50%) is one in five games. It also indicates, on average, 32 absences (48.8% x 51.2%) per meeting.
History of the bouts between Vasco and Avaí

There were only seven matches between Vasco and Avaí in the Série A do Brasileirão. The alvinegros won four. There were two draws and only one Santa Catarina success in 2010.

Vasco vs Avaí: Direct Matches

27.10.16 SB Vasco Avai 0 : 0
02.07.16 SB Avai Vasco 2 : 1
04.10.15 SA Avai Vasco 1 : 1
01.07.15 SA Vasco Avai 1 : 0
29.11.14 SB Avai Vasco 1 : 0

Vasco vs Avaí: Betting Tips

Vasco win – Odds: 1.55
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.00