Botafogo vs Corinthians Match Analysis & Prediction
12/05/2023 1:30 am
League leaders Botafogo will be looking to continue their impressive perfect winning start to the Serie A season on Friday morining when they host Corinthians at Estadio Nilton Santos.
The hosts are currently sitting at the top of the Serie A standings on 12 points through four matches, two points ahead of second-placed Palmeiras.
Botafogo enter the contest off the back of a 2-0 victory at home against Atetico Mineiro, extending their winning run to four games.
Luis Castro’s side have won each of their two previous Serie A matches at Estadio Nilton Santos this season.
Corinthians played out a 1-1 draw against Fortaleza at Neo Quimica Arena in their last league match to extend their winless run to three games, leaving them in 15th place on four points.
Vanderlei Luxemburgo’s side were beaten in both of their previous league matches away from home this season – 3-1 to Goias on April 24 and 2-1 to Palmeiras on April 30.
O Timao will be out to end a three-game away winless run, as they have not won on the road since November 2022 against Flamengo.
The previous Serie A encounter between the sides saw Corinthians win 1-0 at Neo Quimaca Arena last season, with Gustavo Silva scoring the only goal of the game in the 27th minute.
Botafogo vs. Corinthians Head to head
In the 43 previous meetings between these two teams, Botafogo have claimed 14 victories while Corinthians have won 16, and they have drawn in 13. Corinthians have scored 62 goals and conceded 55 in the process.
Botafogo Team News
Botafogo manager Castro is likely to prefer a 4-2-3-1 formation for this game, which would see Matheus Nascimento start as the lone striker.
Lucas Perri will be the hosts last line of defence between the sticks, behind the back four of Hugo, Victor Cuesta, Adryelson and Leonel Di Placido.
Botafogo's Last 5 Matches
28/04/2023Botafogo2Ypiranga Erechim0Copa do Brasil
05/05/2023Botafogo0LDU Quito0CONMEBOL Sudamericana
08/05/2023Botafogo2Atletico Mineiro0Serie A
Corinthians Team News
Corinthians are also expected to line up in a similar 4-2-3-1 formation on Friday, with Luxemburgo entrusting Matheus Araujo to lead the line up front.
Pedro could start at centre-forward with Adson and Roger Guedes playing from either side, while Fausto Vera and Roni would feature in midfield.
Corinthians's Last 5 Matches
27/04/2023Corinthians(P)2Remo0Copa do Brasil
03/05/2023Corinthians1Independiente Valle2CONMEBOL Libertadores
Botafogo vs. Corinthians: Odds and Predictions
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