Football betting preview: Ceará vs Botafogo

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Competition: Brazil Serie A
Competition: Fri 26.February
Match begins: 00:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo (67000 seats)

With their 22 point advantage in the league table, Ceará fans are hoping to see their team collect maximum points from this game against Botafogo.

Insights:
  • Ceará have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Botafogo has the fewest clean sheets (5) in Serie A

There has not been much time to rest for the guests, as they played a Serie A game only three days ago.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Botafogo, who are travelling more than 2600 kilometers to play this game.

Ceará can neither be promoted or relegated from Serie A. For Botafogo it's their last days at this level as relegation is a fact.

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Ceará form and stats

The story so far in the Serie A for Ceará at their home stadium (Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo) is 6 wins, 5 draws and 7 defeats. Ceará are very eager to stop a potential losing streak at Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo, having lost their two previous games here.

Ceará enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Coritiba's place. The match ended 2-0 with Saulo Mineiro and Felipe Vizeu scoring. Preceding that match was the home game against Fluminense that was lost 1-3.

Ceará are traveling soon after this match as the Copa do Nordeste match at ABC awaits in four days.

Ceará are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 20 goals in 18 games. 24 goals have been conceded.

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Botafogo form and stats

Botafogo, who have the fewest clean sheets (5) in Serie A, have only collected 13 points from their away games in the Serie A, after 2-7-9 (18 played).

Matheus Babi scored in Botafogo's previous match, the home game against São Paulo that ended 1-0. Prior to that match, the Botafogo manager L. dos Santos faced defeat when travelling to Goias and losing 0-2.

Matheus Babi came off the bench to score the winning goal in the match against São Paulo last time out, making the manager L. dos Santos feel like a tactical genius.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Botafogo as they have only managed to score 15 times from 18 away games in the league. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Botafogo struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 30 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Botafogo - Ceará 2-2 played earlier this season. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Ceará won two games, six matches ended with a draw and Botafogo has two wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: four / six

Top Goalscorers

CearáV. Goes Barbosa de Souza
V. Goes Barbosa de Souza
13 goals
BotafogoM. Barcelos da Silva
M. Barcelos da Silva
9 goals
BotafogoP. Garay da Silva
P. Garay da Silva
7 goals

Ceará missing players

Botafogo missing players

Ceará Botafogo
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
37 18 6 Played P 6 18 37
13 6 3 Won W 0 2 5
10 5 2 Drew D 5 7 12
14 7 1 Lost L 1 9 20
52 20 7 Scored S 7 15 31
50 24 6 Conceded C 8 30 60
95% 94% 83% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 94% 89%
89% 83% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 89% 78%
49% 50% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 50% 49%
27% 17% 17% Over 3.5 O 3.5 17% 17% 19%
11% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 5%
54% 56% 33% BTTS BTTS 100% 67% 59%
30% 22% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 6% 14%
22% 28% 33% Failed to Score F T 0% 33% 38%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.4 2.5 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.9 1.9
5 4 0 Red cards R C 0 3 6
 
11.8 12.8 15.2 Shots (avg) S ( 12.7 11.9 14
4.1 4.1 3.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 3 3.9
34% 27% 30% Goal Efficiency G E 30% 28% 22%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Botafogo has the fewest clean sheets (1) away in Serie A
  • Botafogo has the fewest clean sheets (5) in Serie A
  • Botafogo has the fewest scored goals in the first half (11) in Serie A
  • Botafogo has the most conceded goals in the second half (35) in Serie A
  • Botafogo has the the worst goal difference (-29) in Serie A
  • Botafogo have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Ceará have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Flamengo 37 21 8 8 67 46 19 11 4 4 35 23 18 10 4 4 32 23 21 71
2 Internacional 37 20 9 8 61 35 18 12 4 2 34 17 19 8 5 6 27 18 26 69
3 Atlético Mineiro 37 19 8 10 62 45 18 13 4 1 39 13 19 6 4 9 23 32 17 65
4 São Paulo 37 17 12 8 57 40 18 9 7 2 27 15 19 8 5 6 30 25 17 63
5 Fluminense 37 17 10 10 53 42 18 10 5 3 29 14 19 7 5 7 24 28 11 61
6 Gremio 37 14 17 6 53 39 19 10 6 3 34 23 18 4 11 3 19 16 14 59
7 Palmeiras 37 15 13 9 51 35 19 9 8 2 33 16 18 6 5 7 18 19 16 58
8 Santos 37 14 12 11 52 49 19 9 7 3 35 23 18 5 5 8 17 26 3 54
9 Atletico PR 37 14 8 15 36 36 18 8 5 5 18 13 19 6 3 10 18 23 0 50
10 Corinthians 37 13 11 13 45 45 19 8 7 4 29 23 18 5 4 9 16 22 0 50
11 Bragantino 37 12 14 11 49 40 18 9 5 4 33 19 19 3 9 7 16 21 9 50
12 Ceará 37 13 10 14 52 50 18 6 5 7 20 24 19 7 5 7 32 26 2 49
13 Atlético GO 37 11 14 12 37 44 18 5 9 4 21 20 19 6 5 8 16 24 -7 47
14 Sport Recife 37 12 6 19 31 48 19 8 2 9 19 23 18 4 4 10 12 25 -17 42
15 Bahia 37 11 8 18 46 59 18 8 2 8 25 26 19 3 6 10 21 33 -13 41
16 Fortaleza 37 10 11 16 34 42 19 8 6 5 20 15 18 2 5 11 14 27 -8 41
17 Vasco da Gama 37 9 11 17 34 54 18 6 5 7 18 19 19 3 6 10 16 35 -20 38
18 Goias 37 9 10 18 39 60 19 6 5 8 19 28 18 3 5 10 20 32 -21 37
19 Coritiba 37 7 10 20 30 51 19 4 6 9 13 19 18 3 4 11 17 32 -21 31
20 Botafogo 37 5 12 20 31 60 19 3 5 11 16 30 18 2 7 9 15 30 -29 27

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.