Sport Recife – Botafogo RJ : Preview & Prediction
Sport and Botafogo meet at the Adelmar da Costa Carvalho Stadium in a match for the 33rd round of the Brasileirão Serie A. Botafogo won at home (2-1) last time they faced each other in this edition of the league on 18-07 -2017. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 4 games won 2 and drew 2. However, in the last match in this stadium, by the Brazilian Cup on 01-06-2017, the game ended in a draw by (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by Durval (68 ‘) for Sport and Roger (12’) for Botafogo. The home / off condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between 16th and 7th overall, this is in fact a clash between the 12th in home games and the 12th as a visitor.
After 9 wins, 9 draws and 14 losses, the home team is in 16th place, having won 36 points. In the last match, he equalized with Chapecoense away for (1-1), after having lost at home in a game against Coritiba by (3-4). This is a team that normally achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 14 points, scoring 16 goals and 29, and points in their stadium with 24 goals scored and 19 goals conceded. For the championship, Sport won 11 points out of 30 after 2 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 games at their stadium.
In this competition, you have not won in your stadium for 8 matches. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have always conceded goals in the last 10 games, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 32 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 20 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Sport is going through a very difficult time at the end of the season. In addition to being eliminated from the South American Cup in the quarterfinals by Junior Barranquilla, the team has accumulated unwanted results in the Brazilian Championship, where it has been five rounds without a win, having accumulated two consecutive ones, which left it very close to the zone of relegation Looking at the numbers of the competition, it is possible to perceive that the main responsible for the situation in which the team finds itself is the defensive sector, being among the three worst of the championship, although it was not leaked in eight of the thirty-two confrontations until then. As principal, the Pernambuco club has left much to be desired, but in this condition has one of the most efficient attacks. For this duel, the coach will not have at his disposal the midfielder Anselmo, who is suspended.
After 13 wins, 9 draws and 10 losses, the visiting team is in 7th place, having won 48 points. In the last match, he lost with Fluminense at home (1-2), after his previous match drew away in a game against Atlético-MG, (0-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 19 points as a visitor and 29 in their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 20 goals conceded at home, against 13 goals scored and 14 suffered as a visitor. In the championship, Botafogo won 14 points in 30 chances, after 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 games he played as a visitor. In the matches played out in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 9 of his 16 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In his away games for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 12 of the last 16 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. In 32 games in this competition, only managed 2 turns on the board in the 14 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 16 away games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: suffered 6 of his 14 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Botafogo is not living a great moment in this final stretch of the Brasileirão, and has been missing some important points for a club that wants to fight for a place in the Copa Libertadores, having won only one victory in the last five rounds. Now the team comes from a defeat in the home for rival Fluminense in a game where they had less possession and finished very little – six times, against seventeen of the opponent – suffering the goal of defeat in the final minutes. Whoever has been guarantying the team’s reasonably good performance is the defense, which is one of the six least-leveled outings, and has not conceded a goal in six matches. Already his attack, despite having good numbers, is the second that less ends, showing, therefore, much opportunism.
Sport Recife – Botafogo RJ : Betting Tips
Sport Recife – Win Odds: 1.90
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70