Sport Recife vs Botafogo – Brazilian Serie A: Botafogo travels to Recife/PE to face Sport…
On a match of the 33rd round of the 2017’s Brazilian Serie A. While the host Sport will fight to avoid relegation, the visitor Botafogo is fighting for a spot on the 2018 Copa Libertadores.
SPORT RECIFE’s Analysis:
For Sport, the victory is the only result that matters because the team is on a delicate situation on this competition and losing points at home could be fatal at this point.
What is worrying for their fans is the fact that they are winless for 7 matches now, including the Serie A and the Copa Sudamericana, and they are winless on their last 5 home matches.
Their last match was away at Chapecoense and it ended on a 1-1 draw.
On the league table, they sit in 16th place with 36 points, having scored 40 goals and conceded 48 up until this point. They are 1 point above the relegation zone.
For this match, Sport will have the important absence of Diego Souza, who will be playing for the Brazilian national team.
Botafogo is living a poor moment of the season, after eliminations on the Copa do Brasil and Copa Libertadores, Botafogo’s football has dropped a bit in terms of performance, up to the point of booed by their fans.
But the big reason for that was the comeback loss suffered against Fluminense at the Engenhão on the last round.
With that, they stationed on the 6th position with 48 points, having scored 40 goals and conceded 34 goals so far.
At the moment, they are in a position that would ensure them qualification for next season’s Copa Libertadores.
Sport Recife vs Botafogo – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Even if Botafogo is not on their brightest moment of the season, they are a team that has a well-defined playing system, which, against a disorganized Sport who needs to win at any cost to stay away from the relegation zone, could be very important to define the result of this match.
Because that’s been happening a lot on Sport’s matches, because Sport has been giving their opponents a lot of space to play.
This way, I believe that betting on Botafogo or Draw in this match has some value.
|Draw or Botafogo||