Botafogo RJ vs Coritiba
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 11th June 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Olímpico Joao Havelange, Rio de Janeiro.
Botafogo RJ welcome Coritiba within the sixth round of Brazilian Serie A. The hosts are coming off last week’s defeat by Santos, while the visitors are in excellent form with three wins in a row.
After 5 games player in Brazilian top flight, Botafogo are in the seventh place with 7 points. Their goal difference stands at only 3 goals scored and 3 allowed.
The hosts seem pretty firm in Rio since they are yet to concede after two matches on the home turf. They beat Ponte Preta and Bahia, respectively, without conceding a single goal. In the last 11 Botafogo’s games in Brasileirao, there have been under 2.5 goals scored.
The visitors are rallying behind the leader Corinthians with a one-point deficit. Coritiba are yet to register a draw this season as they won four while losing one match so far.
Coritiba triumphed in the last three outings within Serie A with the very same result of 1-0. In 12 out of their last 14 games in Serie A (taking the previous season into an account), there have been 2 or fewer goals scored.
Botafogo RJ vs Coritiba: Head-to-head
In the two last season’s games between the two sides there were no goals scored as both matches ended 0-0. Coritiba are without a win against Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro since 2002 – they only managed to remain unbeaten last season, but in the period from 2002 to 2016 they were beaten each time.
Botafogo RJ vs Coritiba: Prediction
As much as Coritiba look dangerous at the moment, they are unlikely to score against Botafogo, so we could easily see the third goalless draw in a row. Also, in a case of an altered score by any of the two sides, the scoreline will probably remain intact.
Botafogo RJ vs Coritiba: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Both Teams to Score NO at 1.73 with Ladbrokes.
You can also try Under 2.5 goals for 2.05 odds.