Serie A duel: Close contest expected between Botafogo and Santos

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Competition: Brazil Serie A
Competition: Sun 20.September
Match begins: 21:15 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Nilton Santos (44661 seats)

Season ticket holders at Estádio Nilton Santos haven’t seen too many victories this season, with Botafogo languishing in the 17th position so far. The guesting Santos will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Botafogo form and stats

1 victory, 1 draw and 2 defeats. That’s what Botafogo have to build on here at Estádio Nilton Santos in the Serie A.

The Botafogo crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 2-3 to Vasco da Gama here at Estádio Nilton Santos in a Serie A match. 1-1 away at Atletico PR before that.

Botafogo are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 4 goals in 4 games. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Botafogo defense is not exactly impregnable. 6 goals conceded from 4 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Santos form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Serie A travels is 2 wins, 0 draws and 2 defeats.

There were no winners in Santos's previous match, a Copa Libertadores home game that ended 0-0 vs Olimpia. A 2-2 draw was the result before that, hosting Sao Paulo in the Serie A.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Santos manager A. Stival as the team has another away game coming up in only four days, this time against Delfin.

The visitors have scored 3 goals from 4 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. As opposed to that, Santos have seen the ball go into their own net 4 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: one win for Botafogo, two draws and seven wins for Santos. Over 2,5 goals: three times; under 2,5 goals: seven games.

Top Goalscorers

SantosM. Santos Costa
M. Santos Costa
7 goals
BotafogoM. Barcelos da Silva
M. Barcelos da Silva
3 goals
SantosF. Rocha Andrade
F. Rocha Andrade
2 goals

Botafogo missing players

Santos missing players

Botafogo Santos
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
9 4 0 Played P 1 4 10
1 1 0 Won W 1 2 4
6 1 0 Drew D 0 0 3
2 2 0 Lost L 0 2 3
9 4 0 Scored S 1 3 14
11 6 0 Conceded C 0 4 12
78% 75% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
78% 75% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 50% 70%
33% 50% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 25% 50%
22% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 40%
11% 25% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
67% 50% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 25% 60%
22% 25% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 50% 20%
33% 50% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 25% 20%
 
5.1 5.8 0 Corners for (avg) C F 5 5 5.3
7.6 7.2 0 Corners against (avg) C A 4 6.2 4.4
1.6 2 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 3.2 2.5
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 3 3
 
122 59 0 Total Shots T S 18 43 117
38 20 0 Shots on Target S O 5 11 39
24% 20% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 27% 36%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Botafogo has the fewest scored goals in the first half (2) in Serie A
  • Botafogo have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Santos haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Internacional 10 6 2 2 15 6 5 4 1 0 10 2 5 2 1 2 5 4 9 20
2 Atlético Mineiro 9 6 0 3 14 9 4 4 0 0 10 3 5 2 0 3 4 6 5 18
3 Sao Paulo 10 5 3 2 13 11 6 4 2 0 9 4 4 1 1 2 4 7 2 18
4 Vasco da Gama 9 5 2 2 15 9 5 3 1 1 6 3 4 2 1 1 9 6 6 17
5 Flamengo 10 5 2 3 13 13 4 1 2 1 4 4 6 4 0 2 9 9 0 17
6 Palmeiras 9 4 5 0 13 8 4 1 3 0 6 5 5 3 2 0 7 3 5 17
7 Santos 10 4 3 3 14 12 6 2 3 1 11 8 4 2 0 2 3 4 2 15
8 Fluminense 10 4 2 4 12 13 6 3 2 1 9 7 4 1 0 3 3 6 -1 14
9 Ceará 10 4 1 5 10 12 6 3 1 2 6 5 4 1 0 3 4 7 -2 13
10 Fortaleza 10 3 3 4 10 9 4 2 1 1 4 2 6 1 2 3 6 7 1 12
11 Corinthians 10 3 3 4 15 16 5 2 2 1 9 8 5 1 1 3 6 8 -1 12
12 Atlético GO 9 3 3 3 9 11 4 1 2 1 5 4 5 2 1 2 4 7 -2 12
13 Grêmio 9 2 6 1 8 6 4 1 2 1 3 3 5 1 4 0 5 3 2 12
14 Atletico PR 10 3 2 5 8 10 6 2 2 2 5 5 4 1 0 3 3 5 -2 11
15 Sport Recife 10 3 2 5 10 13 4 2 0 2 5 5 6 1 2 3 5 8 -3 11
16 Bahia 10 2 3 5 12 18 6 2 1 3 7 10 4 0 2 2 5 8 -6 9
17 Botafogo 9 1 6 2 9 11 4 1 1 2 4 6 5 0 5 0 5 5 -2 9
18 Goias 8 2 2 4 11 13 5 2 1 2 8 8 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2 8
19 Coritiba 10 2 2 6 7 12 4 1 0 3 1 3 6 1 2 3 6 9 -5 8
20 Bragantino 10 1 4 5 10 16 4 1 1 2 5 6 6 0 3 3 5 10 -6 7

Read more about Serie A

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, often called the Brasileirão (or just Série A), is the primary football competition in Brazil. It has 20 teams playing each other twice from May to December, a total of 38 fixtures. The top team is crowned as the champion and the bottom four are relegated.