Botafogo SP and Brasil de Pelotas meet at Estádio Santa Cruz, in a match for the 9 th round of Serie B. These two teams have never met before, so this will be their first direct match. Despite being a match between 2nd and 13th of the table, it is actually a match between the 11th classified in home matches and the 15th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 2ª position, with 16 points won, after 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Ponte Preta, by (0-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Figueirense by (2-1). Interestingly, this is a team that has had better results in away matches than at home, since they have won 10 points in away matches and only 6 at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they beat Corinthians at home by (2-1). In the last 10 home matches Botafogo SP has won 6, tied 1 and lost 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition.
The Botafogo SP is doing a great campaign in Serie B, however, it comes from 2 games without winning and is looking for a recovery to remain among the first classified of the competition. The main characteristic of the team is the enormous strength of its defensive sector, which has suffered only 4 goals in 8 games and is the third best in the competition, so much that it has only suffered 1 goal in the last 4 rounds, being a team that he leaves few spaces in his defense, scores very strong in the midfield and manages to quickly recover the defensive positions. Playing at home, as in this Saturday’s game, Botafogo SP won 6 of the 9 matches they played and only suffered 2 goals in total in the 3 games against their fans, again showing their great defensive strength. For the match against Brazil of Pelotas, coach Roberto Cavalo has no problems in the starting team and goes to the field with the best.
Brazil of Pelotas:
After 3 wins and 5 losses, the away team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 9 points won. In the last match, they lost in a home match against Criciuma, by (0-1), after in the previous match they won at home, against Operário PR, by (1-0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they have won 6 points, against only 3 in their away games. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Brasil de Pelotas won 2, tied 4 and lost 4. The team allowed goals in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively This is a team that usually feels very difficult to score first. In fact, he only opened the scoring once in the last 8 games for the Serie B. In 8 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 2 comebacks. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 7 of their 20 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Pelotas Brazil is campaigning less than expected in Serie B, is the second team that lost more times, with 5 losses in 8 rounds, and is looking for a recovery to try to get away from the relegation zone. The team has a big problem due to the inefficiency of their attack, which scored only 5 goals in 8 games, being the third worst in the competition, and did not score in 5 of these games, being a team that likes to play more closed , but ends up having a low offensive volume due to this, creating few chances of goal. Playing away from home, as in Saturday’s match, Pelotas’s Brazil won 3 of its 9 matches and managed to score goals in all these games, having defensive difficulties in the status of visitor, because in general it is usually very pressured by rivals and needs to be more efficient in this type of situation. For the match against Botafogo SP, Brazil’s Pelotas will have an interim coach in charge of the team, as coach Rogério Zimmermann resigned this week, so the team must be even more disorganized than usual.