Criciuma vs Botafogo prediction, odds & betting tips 22/06/2024

All eyes will be on Estádio Heriberto Hülse as Criciuma and Botafogo battle for supremacy this weekend. View our free Criciuma vs Botafogo predictions below.

Criciuma vs Botafogo predictions: Visitors to draw first blood

Key stats

  • Botafogo opened the scoring in five of their last seven matches.
  • In contrast, Criciuma conceded first in five of their last seven games.
  • Botafogo are currently on a nine-match unbeaten run across all competitions (W6, D3).
  • On the other hand, Criciuma suffered five defeats in their last seven games.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Botafogo are clear favourites

  • Criciuma: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%
  • Draw: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.3%
  • Botafogo: 21/20 (2.05) – 48.8%

*Odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The past couple of months have not been very kind on Criciuma, as they lost five of their last seven matches, with a win and a draw. This is in contrast with second-placed Botafogo, who have no losses in their last nine games.

With that in mind, it's no surprise that the visitors are the expected winners at 21/20 (2.05). Teams with these odds generally have a 48.8% probability of winning.

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Although this will be the first encounter between these teams since November 2015, it's worth mentioning that their last three skirmishes produced less than three goals. Given that four of Botafogo's last five matches also went below this line, under 2.5 total goals has an appealing look at 4/6 (1.67). That one has a 60% chance of landing.

Last five H2Hs: First clash in almost nine years

This is Criciuma's first Serie A campaign since 2014, and considering Botafogo have been regulars in Brazil's top flight for most of the last decade, these teams have not clashed in almost nine years. In the last six meetings between these outfits, Botafogo have three wins, two draws and a loss.

Brazil Serie B 07/11/15

Criciuma

Criciuma

1
Botafogo

Botafogo

0

Brazil Serie B 29/07/15

Botafogo

Botafogo

0
Criciuma

Criciuma

0

Brazil Serie A 21/09/14

Criciuma

Criciuma

1
Botafogo

Botafogo

1

Brazil Serie A 11/05/14

Botafogo

Botafogo

6
Criciuma

Criciuma

0

Team news and form guide

Criciuma: Hoping to string up back-to-back wins for the first time in three months

Gustavo returns to the fold after serving a one-game suspension. Felipe Vizeu is currently sidelined with a thigh injury, whole Fellipe Mateus is ruled out with a knee injury.

Predicted lineup: Alisson (GK), Trauco, Figueiredo, Fagundes, Jonathan, Ronald, Barreto, Newton, Gabriel, Bolasie & Caike.

Brazil Serie A 24/07/24

D

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

1

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie A 20/07/24

L

Flamengo

Flamengo

2

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie A 17/07/24

L

Corinthians

Corinthians

2

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie A 11/07/24

D

Fluminense

Fluminense

1

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie A 07/07/24

L

Vitoria

Vitoria

2

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Botafogo: Sights set on a 10-match unbeaten run

Jefferson Savarino is still away on international duty, while Jeffinho, Rafael da Silva and Pablo are in the recovery room.

Predicted lineup: Victor (GK), Suarez, Halter, Bastos, Cuiabano, Barbosa, Freitas, Eduardo, Romero, Tché & Santos.

Brazil Serie A 24/07/24

D

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo

2

Botafogo

Botafogo

2

Brazil Serie A 20/07/24

W

Internacional

Internacional

0

Botafogo

Botafogo

1

Brazil Serie A 18/07/24

W

Palmeiras

Palmeiras

0

Botafogo

Botafogo

1

Brazil Serie A 12/07/24

W

Vitoria

Vitoria

0

Botafogo

Botafogo

1

Brazil Serie A 07/07/24

W

Atletico Mineiro

Atletico Mineiro

0

Botafogo

Botafogo

3

Player to watch: Yannick Bolasie

Criciuma vs Botafogo predictions
Yannick Bolasie missed more big chances than any other player in June. (Photo by Icon Sport)

Yannick Bolasie had an interesting start to his Serie A campaign, as he put up a man-of-the-match performance against Vasco da Gama, scoring once with two assists. However, things have not gone swimmingly for the former Crystal Palace players since then, as he has no goal involvement in his last seven appearances.

In fact, Bolasie has missed five big chances in his last four games, no player in the Serie A has missed more in the month of June. It'll be interesting to see if he can get back to scoring ways.


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