Botafogo vs Chapecoense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Kick-off at 23:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Olímpico Joao Havelange (Rio de Janeiro).
The resurgent run of Botafogo has come to a surprise end with a 2-3 home defeat to Vitoria. The team picked 4 wins on the bounce prior to that, having managed just 1 win from the previous 7.
This has been the problem for Botafogo throughout the season. They struggled for consistency which put them in a delicate position at the edge of Copa Libertedores qualification zone. Currently, the team is sitting at 6th in the table, which is the play-off spot for the main continental competition.
On the other hand, Chapeco are stabilizing their ship after a poor first half to the campaign. But, they are far from convincing.
Chapecoense are coming on the back of a 1-1 away draw at Vasco, which put them on a three match unbeaten run having defeated Ponte Preta and Gremio in the previous 2. The team managed just 9 wins from their 23 matches so far this season and current form is the best since the first month of the campaign. However, they are known for their inconsistencies.
Botafogo vs Chapecoense: Head-to-head
Chapeco lead the head-to-head with 3 wins and 2 losses from their 5 Serie A meetings with Botafogo so far.
Only one of those five games saw both teams scoring or over 2.5 goals.
At home, Botafogo’s 2 home matches against Chapeco resulted in a win and a loss.
Botafogo vs Chapecoense: Prediction
Both teams have an inconsistent pattern of form throughout the season. But, Botafogo can be considered as favorites with an excellent scoring record at the Joao Havelange. It is only once that they failed to net in 13 home games this season.
Chapeco have a poor away record and are definitely the underdogs here. But the team can boast of a fine attacking unit. So, it is almost certain that we are about to witness an high scoring game.
- Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 home win for 9.00 at 888Sport.
Botafogo vs Chapecoense: Bet Tips
Botafogo to win for 1.83 at 888sport.
Over 2.5 match goals for 2.38 odds.