Ceará vs Botafogo Prediction Today
The choice of the stadium for the duel was a marriage of rationality and superstition. The stadium has more capacity to receive public than President Vargas. In addition, Ceará has not been defeated by Botafogo at Castelão 38 years ago and, after the Russian Cup, has enjoyed 100% of their games in the stadium.
After getting out of Z4, Ceará returned to the relegation zone in the twenty-seventh round. However, he did not fulfill his commitment to the journey. His confrontation with the Cruzeiro was scheduled for October 24. Staying in the 30 points (seven wins, nine draws and 11 losses), he ended up falling to seventeenth place.
Such a situation is due to the disastrous start of the season. When taking into account only the results obtained by Ceará in the second round, Vozão presents the seventh best campaign of the Brazilian Championship. In the last six matches, the team led by coach Lisca added 13 of 18 points. There were four wins, one draw and one defeat.
Botafogo started to dedicate himself exclusively to his mission of avoiding relegation in the Brazilian Championship. The Carioca alvinegro was eliminated from the Copa Sudamericana by Bahia. After losing the first game, in Salvador, by 2 to 1, until it was able to return the marker in Rio de Janeiro. However, he fell in the penalty shootout.
In the first post-elimination match, it was no more than a 1-1 draw with the Vasco. Even got the lead on the scoreboard, however, could not keep the front. He sinned, once again, at the lack of quality of his finalizations. Of the 18 attempts to score, only four of the kicks went in the right direction.With 34 points (eight wins, ten draws and ten losses), Botafogo completed their participation in the 28th round of the day in twelfth place. As a visitor, the team accumulated only nine points. It was two wins, three draws and nine defeats.
For Monday’s showdown, coach Zé Ricardo may be able to count on the option of Jean. In the recovery phase of injury, the athlete was released by the medical department, but still depends on the improvement of his physical conditioning so that it can be related.
Valencia midfielder, still undergoing calf injury treatment, follows from outside. The right-back Marcinho, who received the third yellow card in the classic against Vasco, is another low. You will have to comply with suspension. Luiz Ricardo is considered the most likely substitute.
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There were 12 opportunities in which the alvinegros came face to face in the history of the Brasileirão. The Cearenses were only successful in two games. The other ten were divided between Botafoguenses victories and equalities, including 0-0 in the first round of the 2018 season.
Ceará has had an impressive growth in both yield and profit since Lisca took over. Botafogo, with a cast that can be considered technically superior, was not able to do the same in the administration of Zé Ricardo. It has presented serious defects not only in the offensive production, but also in the defensive sector, that very easily yields opponents opportunities. Therefore, the prognosis in the victory of Ceará is the best option for the confrontation of this Monday in Fortaleza.
Bet Tips: Ceará wins