On November 16 2016 at 22:30 in the regular game of the 35th matchday of the Brazilian Championship at the Estadio Luso Brasileiro the local Botafogo play against Chapecoense.
Four games before the end of the championship Botafogo are in the first half of the table and are one of the teams to make it to the Copa Libertadores in the next season. The draw against Flamengo in the previous game was their second one in a raw. It also prolonged the lossless series of Botafogo and now it is 7 games long. Before that Botafogo drew Coritiba 0:0, outplayed Santa Cruz 0:1, Atletico Mineiro 3:2 and Internacional 1:0. Consequently, the beginners of the current season of the Brazilian Serie A have 55 points and take the 5th place in the standings.
Even though Chapecoense have shown controversial results in the current season of the national championship, they still have a chance to make it to the Copa Libertadores zone. In the latest five games Chapecoense gained 8 points of the 15 points possible where they won against Sport Recife 3:0 and Figueirense 1:0, drew Cruzeiro 0:0 and Corinthians 1:1, lost to Santos 0:1. As a result, after 34 games played Chapecoense have 46 points and take the 10th place in the table with 45:52 goal difference.
The teams only played three times in their history. Chapecoense won two of them and Botafogo won once. In the first round of the current championship Chapecoense won 2:1. Yet, Botafogo show really strong and stable performance, where they only lost three games of the 17 games played. We think that Botafogo will prolong their lossless series and will manage at least not to lose. The hosts have an unexpectedly good season and are extremely motivated to win.
Prediction for the match: Botafogo to win.