Botafogo vs Cruzeiro Betting Tip and Prediction
- Updated: 5th September 2018
Botafogo vs Cruzeiro – Brazilian Serie A :After suffering another battering against Grêmio away from home on the last round
Botafogo hosts Cruzeiro that is coming off a draw, with the pressure of having to win to finally gain some distance over the relegation zone and they will use their home advantage for that.
Cruzeiro is still playing in the Copa do Brasil and in the Copa Libertadores and their manager Mano said that he didn’t forget the possibility of resting some of the players of his roster, looking to maintain the team at 100% for those future decisive matches.
With that, Botafogo have the chance of taking advantage of that lack of chemistry of the hosts and get another victory.
BOTAFOGO: The arrival of the manager José Ricardo to the team from Rio de Janeiro didn’t change a lot in terms of results,
since they have only won 1 of the last 5 matches on the competition, resulting on a drop on the league table and leaving the team 2 points above the relegation zone.
Since they didn’t prioritize the signing of some important new players, they struggle a bit with their limited roster that was very good individually and that ends up compromising their results.
However, their strong suit are the set pieces, with most of their goals coming from fouls near the opposing box or from corners, with the presence of their high defenders Carli and Rabello, besides a quick midfield on the counter-attacks.
Against Cruzeiro they will have difficulties, since the manager Mano always sets up a defensive team, so the speed of their midfielders and the set pieces will be crucial here.
CRUZEIRO: Occupying the 7th place of the league table, the visitors will probably play with a mixed team against Botafogo,
since they will have 2 great challenges ahead of them, starting next week against Palmeiras in the Copa do Brasil, therefore, the less fatigue their main roster suffers is better for the team to fight for qualification.
However, their reserve team has bene playing well, building through their midfielders and defensive midfielders and withstanding the opposing attacks well.
Against the desperate Botafogo, the team might take advantage of breaches on the defence and scoring 1 or more goals and then withstanding the result after that.
Botafogo vs Cruzeiro – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Since they are playing at home and due to their proximity to the relegation zone, the only interesting result for Botafogo is the victory
and they will have more chances of that by playing against a mixed team from Cruzeiro, that will rest some players for the next challenges.
The manager José Ricardo will have to take advantage of the aerial plays, that are the team’s strong suit and also of the speed of their midfielders, trying to suffocate the opponent, that has the habit of playing tight.
For the visitors, a draw wouldn’t be an awful result, since the important for them is avoid losing.
Upon this, I hardly see Botafogo losing tomorrow, since the team needs and has conditions to win or at least draw against Cruzeiro’s mixed team.
|Betting Tip / Prediction||Odd||Stake||Bookmaker||Status|
|Botafogo AH +0.5|