Chapecoense vs Botafogo
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Arena Conda (Chapeco).
A real buzz is expected in and around Arena Conda on Thursday when Chapecoense host Botafogo in an affair which has all the ingredients of a relegation six-pointer. It will be one of the last trains to catch for the hosts who sit second from bottom, but only two points shy of the safe zone at the moment.
Estrela Solitaria, on the other side, are four points above Chapecoense, but still have to work hard to secure another top flight campaign in the remaining five rounds. Form wise, neither of these two sides has an advantage.
The hosts lost three of last four league outings, while Botafogo only ended their two-loss streak last weekend by beating Corinthians 1-0 on the home patch. It was a massive victory for the team led by Ze Ricardo. Estrela Solitaria showed a super strong defensive display on the occasion.
Chapecoense vs Botafogo: Head-to-head
Chapecoense have a chance to make it all square at four wins apiece in their head to head record with Estrela Solitaria with a three-pointer here.
Botafogo dominated this match-up in recent years as they won each of last three meetings with Chapecoense without conceding a single goal in the process.
Five of seven head to head games saw fewer than three goals scored.
Chapecoense vs Botafogo: Prediction
Making the difference will be quite a big challenge for both teams here. They’ve both been struggling for goals recently while showing improvements in defensive efforts at the same time. This is why we just can’t imagine a high-scoring scenario here as the Under 2.5 goals FT is a genuine banker.
The draw is the most likable of three outcomes even though it has never happened in seven head to head affairs between these two likes. Braver tipsters can try with a goalless draw as well as the Under 0.5 goals in the first half pick.
Chapecoense vs Botafogo: Bet Tips
Full-Time Draw @ 2.90 (19/10)
0-0 Correct Score @ 6.50 (11/2).