Carioca Serie A
Taca Rio Semi-finals Leg 2 of 2
Audax Rio EC vs Nova Iguacu
Estadio Jair Carneiro Toscano de Brito, Angra dos Reis, Brazil
In the upcoming fixture of the Carioca Serie A, Taca Rio Semi-final Leg 2 will take place between Audax Rio and Nova Iguacu at the Estadio Jair Carneiro Toscano de Brito in Angra dos Reis. After the first leg ending a draw (1-1), the upcoming matchup is likely to get the best of the two competing teams. From the last 5 matches played between the two, Nova Iguacu has dominated Audax. Secondly, the game total has been over 2.5 goals in just 2 of the last 5 encounters. However, the last two matches played this season have resulted in a draw (1-1).Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Audax Rio - Staying Unbeaten in the Last 5 Matches Played (DWDWW)
Going in the matchup, Audax Rio will be looking to make the most of the opportunity at home. Pablo Thomaz was the show-stopper in the last outing as he secured the all-important equalizer in the 91st minute of play. The winner of the upcoming matchup will either take on Botafogo or Portuguesa. In the ongoing Carioca Serie A, Audax Rio has stood unbeaten in 7 of the last 8 matches. Secondly, the match total in the last three outings of Audax has resulted in a total of under 2.5 goals. In the last 5 matches played, Audax Rio has scored 10 goals at an average of 2.00 goals per game. Moreover, Audax Rio has won its last two matches played at home this season. Hence, the upcoming matchup is likely to back Audax to win.
Key Players for Audax Rio
- Pablo Thomaz
Nova Iguacu - Yet to be Defeated by Audax Rio (DWLWD)
Going in the matchup, Nova Iguacu will be backing Everton to keep up with the scoring average against Audax. Nova Iguacu isn’t carrying the best away form, as they have managed to win just a match from the last seven played. Secondly, the last three away matches of Nova Iguacu in Carioca Serie A have ended with a total of under 2.5 goals. With 7 goals scored in the last 5 matches played, Nova Iguacu averages 1.4 goals per game. Nova Iguacu has conceded only 3 goals in the last 5 matches, averaging just 0.6 goals. Hence, Nova Iguacu has a better and much-improved defense compared to others.
Key Players for Nova Iguacu
Expert Betting Tips
Going in the matchup, the two teams will be playing with balanced odds, which is why the upcoming matchup is likely to get interesting. Considering the poor away form of Nova Iguacu, I will be backing Audax Rio to win. The match total is expected to be under 2.5 goals. The final scoreline is expected to be 1-0 or even 2-0.
- Audax RJ to Win for 2.10
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.53
- To Qualify - Audax Rio de Janeiro Esporte Clube for 1.63