Both teams are standing in the relegation zone and both need points in their fight to stay in Serie A.
Criciuma lost their first goalkeeper Luiz (15/0 gk) after he picked up an injury last week and he will probably miss the whole season.
Out are also Alcides (2/0 d), Ronaldo Alves (6/0 d), Heitor (0/0 d), Rafael Donato (0/0 d), Martinez (7/0 m) and Maylson (4/0 m). Some of them didn’t play this season, while others played few matches.
Botafogo RJ is in the very poor form. They lost 4 matches in a row and they will have to improve their performance in order to stay in Serie A.
The visitors will be without few very important players. Three played got the red cards in the last match and they are out due to suspension, while some players are injured.
Julio Cesar (11/0 d), Bolívar (22/0 d), Edílson (16/2 d), Ramírez (8/1 m), Gabriel (20/0 m), Carlos Alberto (4/0 m) and top scorer Emerson Sheik (13/6 f) are all out.
Criciuma have many problems in attack. They have the worst attack in Serie A, scored only 11 goals in 22 matches and that could be a problem, but I believe they will find the way to score.
Interesting fact about home team is that their all wins this season were with one goal difference.
Odds for home win dropped a lot, but still have value.
My prediction 1-0!
Criciuma vs Botafogo RJ Betting Tip: 1 @ 1.7 (Bet365)
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