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Botafogo-SP make the trip to Estádio Almeidão on Saturday for the Serie B tie with home team Tombense.
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Tombense will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 3-0 Serie B loss in their previous game against Guarani.
In that game, Tombense managed 47% possession and 6 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For their opponents, Guarani got 20 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Bruninho (31', 56') was the scorer for Guarani.
In their preceding 6 games, João Burse's Tombense have found the net a total of 8 times, with that being an average number of goals per match of 1.33.
Botafogo-SP will go into the encounter following on from a 1-0 Serie B win as they beat Atlético Goianiense in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Botafogo-SP managed 30% possession and 11 shots on goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Botafogo-SP was Jean (28'). For their opponents, Atlético Goianiense had 11 shots on goal with 2 on target.
Over the course of 5 of the prior 6 games involving Botafogo-SP, a relatively low number of goals have gone in between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game within that period is a mere 1.5, with the number of goals averaged by Botafogo-SP standing at 0.5. Putting that to one side, we’ll just have to find out whether such a trend will be sustained in this game.
Head to head
The previous league contest between these clubs was Serie B match day 10 on 02/06/2023 and the score finished Botafogo-SP 0-0 Tombense.
On that occasion, Botafogo-SP had 48% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
On the other side, Tombense got 13 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Team News: Tombense
The Tombense manager João Burse will be grateful to have no fitness concerns at all ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Botafogo-SP
Due to a fully healthy squad available to choose from, the Botafogo-SP boss Marcelo Chamusca has no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game.
Botafogo-SP will really need to work well to see themselves scoring against this Tombense side who we reckon should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’ve gone for a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning score for Tombense at the end of this one.
There should be little in it.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Almeidão (8,000)
Captain: Roger Carvalho
Chairman: Lane Gaviolle
Manager: João Burse
Competitions: Serie B position 18