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Botafogo vs Coritiba Predictions & Betting Tips, Match Previews

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Botafogo vs Coritiba Predictions

It’s easy to forget that Botafogo were plying their trade in Serie B last season. They’ve been a revelation in the top flight and were it not for a shaky start, they’d be up there challenging Palmeiras for the title. They’ve collected 36 points from their last 16 games, having managed only 17 from their opening 16 to soar up the table. They’ve won 75% of their league matches since that turning point with new coach Jair Ventura responsible for much of the transformation.

They are looking good for a Copa Libertadores place now and come into this game with their confidence sky high, having bagged maximum points in all of their last 5 league games. They’ve won 7 of their last 8 at home in the league too and that includes victories over the likes of Palmeiras, Corinthians, Gremio and Atletico Mineiro, so the way they are playing you’d back them to beat anyone in Brazil at home.

That most certainly includes Coritiba who are on a worrying 6 match winless streak in all competitions and are slipping down towards trouble. They might need a couple of wins from their final 6 games to guarantee survival but it’s hard to see them getting anything here. They average just 0.63 points per game on their travels and only 0.63 goals per game. 62% of their away matches in the league this season have ended in defeat and with Botafogo in such strong form that is likely to be the case again here.

Botafogo have won 62% of their home matches overall, a figure which has improved as the season has gone on. They should have too much for Coritiba here so there looks to be value in backing Botafogo to Win at 7/10 and their recent home record against them certainly backs that up.

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