Another action-packed fixture in Copa do Nordeste as Santa Cruz welcome Botafogo PB

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Competition: Brazil Copa do Nordeste
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 21:15 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Jóse do Rego Maciel (35020 seats)

This match features two teams living in the basement of the Copa do Nordeste, Santa Cruz holding 8th place and Botafogo PB lying 7th. A good chance for both teams to improve their position.

Insights:
  • Santa Cruz have the fewest scored goals (3) in Copa do Nordeste
  • Botafogo PB have yet to win a game away.

The hosts Santa Cruz saw competitive action as recent as three days ago, playing in the Pernambucano 1. Thankfully the previous game, versus Vera Cruz, was also a home game here at Estádio Jóse do Rego Maciel. The away team is better rested.

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Santa Cruz form and stats

Santa Cruz have played three Copa do Nordeste home games so far, perhaps enough to set expectations for the season. In that case, only 0 points from these matches could be a signal of rough times ahead.

A nice win for Santa last time playing, versus Vera Cruz. That was also a home game and the match ended 4-1. Prior to that, an away loss at Altos in the Copa do Nordeste.

The manager J. Brigatti will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Cianorte in only three days.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Santa here at Estádio Jóse do Rego Maciel in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (2 from 3 games). Santa have conceded 5 from these games.

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Botafogo PB form and stats

The Copa do Nordeste season is young and Botafogo PB have only just started going through their travel schedule, with 3 away games done and still no victory. 1 draw and 2 defeats so far. The travelling fans think it's time that their travel expenses are covered with some points now, as Botafogo have lost on their last two travels.

Chimbinha was the last player to score for the away team. Botafogo haven't scored a league goal in the last 236 minutes.

Botafogo delivered a 0-0 draw playing at home against Confiança (placed 5th) in their previous match; a Copa do Nordeste game. It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Treze wasn't a success with a 0-1 loss.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Treze in just four days.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Botafogo as they have only managed to score 2 times from 3 away games in the league. 4 goals have been conceded by Botafogo PB in these games.

Head 2 Head

Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Santa won four games, four matches ended with a draw and Botafogo PB has two wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: four / six

Santa Cruz missing players

Botafogo PB missing players

Santa Cruz Botafogo PB
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
9 4 0 Played P 1 4 9
2 1 0 Won W 0 0 1
1 0 0 Drew D 0 2 6
6 3 0 Lost L 1 2 2
7 4 0 Scored S 0 3 8
12 5 0 Conceded C 1 5 7
100% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 78%
67% 75% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 75% 67%
33% 50% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 25% 22%
11% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
33% 50% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 75% 56%
22% 25% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 33%
44% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 25% 33%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.7 1.5 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.2 2.4
1 1 0 Red cards R C 1 1 1
 
9.3 11.8 0 Shots (avg) S ( 8 11.5 10.6
3.1 4 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 4 3.8
25% 25% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 19% 24%
Key stats in Copa do Nordeste this season:
  • Botafogo PB have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Botafogo PB have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Botafogo PB have yet to win a game away.
  • Botafogo PB haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Santa Cruz have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Santa Cruz have the fewest points (0) at home in Copa do Nordeste
  • Santa Cruz have the fewest scored goals (3) in Copa do Nordeste
  • Santa Cruz have the most conceded goals (10) in Copa do Nordeste
  • Santa Cruz have the most conceded goals in the second half (8) in Copa do Nordeste
  • Santa Cruz have the most matches under the total-line (6) in Copa do Nordeste
  • Santa Cruz have the the worst goal difference (-3) at home in Copa do Nordeste
  • Santa Cruz have the the worst goal difference (-7) in Copa do Nordeste
  • Santa Cruz haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Santa Cruz is in the worst form (1-0-5)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Ceará 7 3 4 0 11 3 3 2 1 0 5 1 4 1 3 0 6 2 8 13
2 CRB 7 3 3 1 9 5 3 3 0 0 6 1 4 0 3 1 3 4 4 12
3 Bahia 7 3 1 3 14 8 3 2 1 0 10 1 4 1 0 3 4 7 6 10
4 Sampaio Corrêa 7 2 4 1 8 8 3 1 1 1 4 5 4 1 3 0 4 3 0 10
5 Confiança 7 1 5 1 5 5 3 0 3 0 2 2 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 8
6 Treze 7 2 2 3 5 8 3 2 0 1 2 2 4 0 2 2 3 6 -3 8
7 4 de Julho 7 1 4 2 7 9 3 1 0 2 2 4 4 0 4 0 5 5 -2 7
8 Santa Cruz 7 1 0 6 3 10 3 0 0 3 2 5 4 1 0 3 1 5 -7 3

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There are 26 state football leagues in Brazil. Because of long distances in Brazil a very competitive football culture developed within each state. Therefore, Brazil remain one of the few countries who still run state championships alongside the national ones. Most of them run from January to May, outside the national season.