There are few sides in better form in the Brasileiro Serie A league than Botafogo. They have won five of their last seven games and have scored at least twice in their last six. The Rio de Janiero club have hauled themselves from near the foot of the table to mid-table safety and currently sit in 12th place, eight points behind sixth-placed visitors Chapecoense.
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The Chapeco club have been struggling for goals of late and have lost five of their last 10 games. However, Emerson Hartkopp’s side have steadied the ship after three successive defeats, beating Gremio and Ponte Preta, before last week’s 1-1 draw at Vasco da Gama.
Botafogo come into this on the back of a surprising 3-2 home defeat by Vitoria, their fourth home loss of the season.
Our Botafogo vs Chapecoense preview and soccer predictions suggest that the home side, who won the reverse fixture 2-0 in June, can bounce back and do the double over Chapeconese. There is little between the two, but as our Botafogo vs Chapecoense predictions suggest, while the visitors are in the thick of the race to get into the top six, with the reward being automatic qualification to the Copa Libertadores and have plenty to play for, the hosts have been more clinical in front of goal.
Whatever Chapecoense achieve, they will have done remarkably well to even maintain their status following the plane crash in Colombia last November which left 75 dead, including 19 players and the entire coaching staff. It is truly amazing that this team has been competitive, let alone having the ability to mount a challenge for the Copa Libertadores places. However, Chapecoense have won just four times on the road this season. They have failed to stay unbeaten in three successive road trips, too. Following a win at Gremio and a draw at Vasco da Gama, anything other than a loss would buck this particular trend.
Botafogo have won three of their last four at home and pose an attacking threat in Guilherme (two goals in the last three games) and Roger (four goals in the last five). They have scored 11 goals in the last five league games and our Botafogo vs Chapecoense betting tips suggest that a home win in this Brasileiro Serie A contest is the most likely outcome and Coral stand alone with the biggest price.
There have been just five meetings between these two sides Brasileiro Serie A and there has been a positive outcome on each occasion, with Chapecoense holding a 3-2 edge, including a win at the Estádio Luso-Brasileiro last season. There has not been to many fireworks in those games, however. Four out of those five games produced less than three goals in total.
Given Chapecoense’s issues in front of goal, managing just eight goals in their last 10 league games and their issues on the road, it seems viable that their tepid attack will remain luke-warm. The question we must ask ourselves is whether the hosts will be able to break down a side that has allowed only Cruzeiro, Coritiba and Atletico to score twice against them in their last 13 league games?
The soccer odds hint at another low-scoring encounter. For Chapecoense, the plan must be to set their stall out and not be beaten. So, putting faith in what could turn out to be a cagey affair looks a sensible plan. Given recent form, going for a negative approach and backing Under 2.5 Goals looks one of the better Botafogo vs Chapecoense bets, with Betfred offering a fair price for this to happen.
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