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Botafogo - Gremio match preview
This round of Brazilian championship bring us tricky game between Botafogo (Rio De Janeiro) and Gremio (Porto Alegre). Game will start on Thursday at 00:15 Central European Time. Look at the table After 8 games Botafogo is on 4th place with 15 points with 5 wins and 3 loses with goal difference +1 with 8 goals scored and 7 conceded. Gremio is 13th with 8 points, they won 2, draw 2 and lose 4 games with 9 goals scored and 11 conceded. First look at the table gives advantage to home side. When we look home/away table we can see that Botafogo has 3 wins and 1 lose with 5 goal scored and 3 conceded at home, while Goias has only 1 win and 2 loses with 2 goals scored and 3 conceded away this season. Botafogo lost at home so far only against Palmeiras who is first on the table. Clubs fallen in front of them were Fortaleza, Vasco De Gama and Bahia. Look at last encounters Last encounters of those two clubs discover that host usually wins. BSA 01-09-2018 Gremio 4 : 0 Botafogo BSA 28-04-2018 Botafogo 2 : 1 Gremio ICL 21-09-2017 Gremio 1 : 0 Botafogo ICL 14-09-2017 Botafogo 0 : 0 Gremio BSA 13-08-2017 Botafogo 1 : 0 Gremio BSA 14-05-2017 Gremio 2 : 0 Botafogo Style of play Botafogo is trying to play short passes and possession football. They attack mainly through the middle. Without the ball they are aggressive and like to play on offside traps. They easily get cards too. They have consistent first 11. Main weaknesses of this squad is defending from counter attacks, set pieces and long shots. They allow other side to create significant number of chances for scoring goal. Botafogo is very good in finishing their chances and once when they take lead, they are very good in protecting it. Goias is also playing short passes and possession football and like to control ball on opponent's half. When they attack they do so either through the middle or over right side. They are good in attacking set pieces and in stealing the ball from opponent. They are also good at free kicks and long shots. On the other hand they easy fall in offside traps, they have big prone to individual errors and can not protect lead very good. Gremio will probably have more ball control, but will also probably caught a lot of times in offside. Botafogo will take advantage of errors they will make during a game and probably score from some counter attack. Players Alex Santana and Cicero are the best rated players and main goal scorers in Botafogo at the moment. Both of them play in midfield. 23 years old attacking midfielder Everton is main goal scorer and the best player in away side. Conclusion Rio de Janeiro side Botafogo has advantage in this match. Squad from Porto Alegre Gremio is not playing to well away this season and I don't think they will get any point here. Botafogo is in better form, have advantage of home ground, recent tradition at home is on their side. I don't expect to many goals here and if Botafogo players do not get red card I think they will win in this game with result 2:1.
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