2019 Brazilian Serie A – Botafogo vs Corinthians Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Botafogo vs Corinthians kick off? Sunday 24th November, 2019 – 19:00 (UK)

Where is Botafogo vs Corinthians being played? Estádio Nilton Santos (Rio de Janeiro)

What TV channel is Botafogo vs Corinthians on? Premiere FC Brasil (Brazil)

Where can I stream Botafogo vs Corinthians? Premiere Play

Where can I get tickets for Botafogo vs Corinthians? https://www.voucherseguro.com/botafogo/botafogo-x-corinthians-24-11-2019-rg.html

THE TEAM NEWS

BOTAFOGO

  • Botafogo are on a poor run of form since they have clinched just one win in their last five matches and, in fact, they have gone W3, L7 over their last 10 Serie A appearances. Coming off a 1-0 away loss to Athletico-PR, Botafogo currently sit in 14th place of the Serie A standings with 36 points. Only one team has more losses than them this season.
  • Joel Carli has been suspended for this game, and Marcelo could be an alternative to take his place in defence. Marcinho, Gilson and Rodrigo Pimpao remain on rehab from injury, and neither of them is expected to feature here.

Expected starting XI: Diego Cavalieri; Fernando Costanza, Marcelo, Gabriel, Lucas Barros; Joao Paulo, Cícero; Leonardo Valencia, Álex Menezes, Ígor Cassio; Fernando Luiz

CORINTHIANS

  • Corinthians sit in eighth place of the Brasileirao standings with 50 points and only three sides have fewer defeats than them this season. They also enter this game on a three-game undefeated streak (W1, D2) and are coming off a 0-0 home draw against Internacional. Their motivation should be quite high since they remain alive for a 2020 Copa Libertadores berth.
  • Corinthians might be heavily depleted before this match since they have up to six players dealing with injuries. The list includes Leo Santos, Michel Macedo, Everaldo, Bruno Méndez, Regis and Pedrinho. There haven’t been significant updates regarding the availability of any of these players ahead of this contest.

Expected starting XI: Cassio; Fagner, Manoel, Gil, Danilo Avelar; Junior Urso, Ralf, Junior Sornoza, Janderson; Mateus Vital; Mauro Boselli

THE PREDICTION

Botafogo have been on a negative run of form in recent weeks, and they currently sit just one point above relegation while featuring the second-highest amount of defeats in league this season. Corinthians enter this game on a three-game undefeated streak and are within reach of a 2020 Copa Libertadores playoff berth, so they should be extra motivated for this one. Considering what’s at stake and both sides’ recent form, Corinthians should be favourites to win here rather comfortably.

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