European club football, with few exceptions, is heading into the summer break. Of course, one can switch to something like the Scandinavian championships. But there is a curious alternative, the Brazilian championships. We’ve got some momentum going there, and next week we have Coritiba v Botafogo. Will the visitors continue to surprise? The editorial team of the website has published their forecast for the match on May 29, 2022. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet betting.
Coritiba are back in Serie A once again
“The Glorioso have been relegated from the top division of the country several times since 2006. More recently, the club has become something of a ‘lift’. Another relegation to Serie B followed in 2017, returning two years later, but only to finish in 19th position. 2021 brought a 3rd place in a lower division, which was enough for another promotion. The task is now clear, and it must be acknowledged that Gustavo Morinigo (the Paraguayan has been here since the beginning of the last calendar year) has been able to achieve good results. At home, the result so far is one hundred percent, 3 wins out of 3. But on the road they took only 1 point, thanks to a draw with Atletico Mineiro. And at the weekend they lost 0-2 at the arena of another Atletico, Goiyanense.
Botafogo were one of this season’s openers
“The Lone Star won last season’s Serie B. That said, there has still been a change of mentor. Following the current football fashion in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro have decided to call on Luiz Castro, the former Shakhtar Donetsk coach, in 2022. So far, this is more than justified: the Serie A newcomers are leading the league quite unexpectedly. They lost only 1 meeting, in the opening round against Corinthians. After that, Botafogo alternated between wins and draws. As a result, Botafogo now have 12 points, and only in terms of additional indicators status Atletico Mineiro and Palmeiras are higher in the table.
Botafogo have not lost 8 games in a row. Including in last year’s Serie B, the Lone Star managed to pick up wins both at home and away.
Coritiba takes on a far from strong opponent. And will play at home, where they are traditionally good. We recommend to bet that the hosts will beat Botafogo, but hedge handicap “0” (odds – 1.81).