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The Serie A game at Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos on Saturday sees home team Botafogo locking horns with Coritiba.
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Botafogo will play in this match after a 0-0 Serie A draw against América Mineiro.
In that game, Botafogo had 47% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. América Mineiro had 12 shots at goal with 2 on target.
In their prior six fixtures, Luís Castro's Botafogo have scored a total of 6 times - an average number of goals per match equal to 1.
Going into this contest, Botafogo haven’t won at home in the past 4 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Coritiba will go into the encounter following a 2-0 Serie A win with the eclipse of Atlético Goianiense in their last fixture.
In that match, Coritiba had 42% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Coritiba, goals were scored by Alef Manga (45') and Fabricio Daniel (49'). Atlético Goianiense had 15 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
Throughout their six previous matches, Guto Ferreira's Coritiba have converted a total of 6 times therefore yielding them a goals scored per game average of 1.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Coritiba:
- have not beaten Botafogo in games played away from home for the previous 12 league games. An awful away record.
- are without a win away from home in their last 19 league games. They must be getting so desperate.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 24/09/2017 shows that Botafogo have won 4 of these and Coritiba 1, with the number of drawn results being 1.
12 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 8 of them for Fogão and 4 netted by Coxa. The average goals per game has been 2.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Serie A match day 8 on 29/05/2022 when the final score was Coritiba 1-0 Botafogo.
In that match, Coritiba managed 28% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Their only player to score was Igor Paixão (29').
Botafogo had 18 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
The referee was Bráulio da Silva Machado.
Team News: Botafogo
Kayque (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) and Rafael (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be playing for Botafogo gaffer Luís Castro.
In all likelihood, Fogão should go for a 4-2-3-1 system in the match and select R. Gatito Fernández, Renzo Saravia, Adryelson, Víctor Cuesta, Fernando Marcal, Carlos Eduardo, Tchê Tchê, Joao Victor Sá, Lucas Fernandes, Jeffinho and Tiquinho Soares.
Team News: Coritiba
Out of a mainly available squad, there is just the sole fitness issue for the Coritiba boss Guto Ferreira to be concerned about. Neílton (Arthroscopie) won’t be playing here.
It’s our belief that Coxa seem likely to utilise a 4-3-3 formation, starting the game with Gabriel, Natanael, Jhon Chancellor, Luciano Castan, Rafael Santos, Bruno Gomes, Jesús Trindade, Robinho, Alef Manga, Fabrício Daniel and Hernan Perez.
In our opinion, Coritiba might well have a job on their hands to be putting a goal past this Botafogo team who we think will score & stay on top.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a good battle with a 1-0 advantage for Botafogo when all is said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos (46,931)
Captain: Joel Carli
Chairman: Durcésio Mello
Manager: Luís Castro
Competitions: Serie A position 12
⭐ Key Man: Carlos Eduardo
Regularly deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Carlos Eduardo was born in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Fluminense in the 2009 season, the gifted Midfielder has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the Série A 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 8 appearances.