Chapecoense-SC – Botafogo RJ SOCCER PICKS
Chapecoense and Botafogo meet at Arena Condá, in a match for the 34 th round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 26-07-2018, Botafogo won at home by (1-0) ). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 06-18-2017 , for Serie A, Botafogo won by (0-2). Roger (29 ‘) and Rodrigo Pimpão (54’) scored the goals of the game for Botafogo. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
After 9 wins, 10 draws and 14 losses, the home team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 37 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Santos (0-1), after in the previous match they have lost (1-0) an away match against Bahia. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 4 draws and 10 losses in away matches, with 8 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last 10 home league matches Chapecoense has a record of 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 17 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (8 out of 16 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 33 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 18 times and only managed 3 comebacks. In the last 16 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 11 of their 21 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Chapecoense team comes from an excellent victory away from home and that will give you a lot of confidence for this final part of the competition. The Chapecoense team expects to present good football, in order to reach another three points, which will be of the utmost importance to continue in the fight for their maintenance in the Serie A. In the last round, the Chapecoense team defeated the Santos out of the house by the 1×0 marker. The coach must take to the field what is best available to him for this game.
The away team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 41 points won, after 10 wins, 11 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Corinthians, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Flamengo, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 31 conceded; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 10 conceded. In their last match away from home in this competition they lost (2-1) to Atlético PR. In the last 10 away league matches Botafogo has a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 7 losses, so they have won 5 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 17 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 33 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 of the 14 matches in which they have conceded the first goal.
Botafogo is fighting to stay within the qualification zone for the Copa Sudamericana, so he knows the importance of scoring points, both at home and in his away games. Due to playing away from their fans in this next round, Botafogo is aware of the difficulties they will face, then they will have to give their maximum in the field. In the last round, Botafogo achieved a beautiful home victory over Flamengo, by the score of 2×1. The visiting technician must take to the field what is best available to him.