Chapecoense vs Botafogo
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 18th June 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Arena Conda.
Chapecoense successfully recovered from back-to-back losses to Gremio and Ponte Preta with mid-week’s win over Vasco da Gama on the home patch.
The Big Greens will be looking to make it two on the trot at Arena Conda this Sunday when they host Botafogo in one of the most interesting fixtures of the Matchday.
Vagner Mancini’s side was off to a fantastic start to the new season as they held the very top of the standings after five rounds against all expectations.
However, the team significantly fell defensively since they conceded as many as nine goals in the mentioned defeats to Gremio and Ponte Preta.
Mancini’s main task against Botafogo will be to try and retain the solidness at the back which will be the key to their potential success against Estrela Solitaria.
The visitors are also on a bad run. They hold the disappointing 13th position after seven rounds of the competition, even though they entered the new season as one of the most serious contenders for the very top of the standings.
Jair Ventura also has huge troubles in the defense which allowed two goals to both Coritiba and Vitoria in last two rounds.
Chapecoense vs Botafogo: Head to head
This will only be the fifth head to head encounter between the two sides.
Botafogo took the win in the first meeting (1-0 in 2014), but Chapeco came out victorious in each of the following three encounters netting two goals in each of the games during the process.
Chapecoense vs Botafogo: Prediction
Botafogo are winless in last nine matches on the road and we can’t see them ending this trend against Chapecoense who have been pretty solid on the home pitch (apart from the clash with Gremio) so far in the season.
Both the head to head stats and the current form suggest that the hosts should not have troubles scoring at least two goals on Sunday.
Chapecoense vs Botafogo: Bet Tips
The first betting prediction will be Chapecoense to win at the odds of 1.93 by Unibet.
You can alternatively take Chapecoense Over 1.5 Team Goals at 2.20 odds.