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Brazil Serie A – Santos FC v Botafogo RJ preview

Event: Santos FC-Botafogo RJ
League: Serie A
Date: 2012-07-18 23:30

After eight games played, the Santástico have had one victory, five draws and two defeats, with an average of 1.75 goals scored in total in each of their fixtures (7 for, 7 against). In their last game, they won 4-2 against Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense last weekend. Felipe Anderson scored two goals for the black and white beach.
Santos have recorded only victories and draws in front of their fans so far (1 and 3 respectively).

The Corinthians Paulista-Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas match last Thursday ended in an upset with Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas chalking up an away win (the final score was 3-1). Of the Lone Star’s three goals, two were scored by De Oliveira Cardoso Elkeson. Oswaldo de Oliveira will be really happy because the Great Fire have been tremendous going forward this season, chalking up an average of 2.5 goals per match. That’s 20 goals in total, more than any other team in the Serie A. This season they have had five wins and three losses.

Let’s check out the previous year’s stats:
The Peixe ended the season in 10th with 53 points. They had fifteen victories, as many defeats and eight draws last year, with a goals for/against record of 55-55.
Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas finished last year in 9th place in Serie A with 56 points. Over the course of their last campaign they recorded sixteen wins, eight draws and fourteen losses, with a scoring record of 52 goals for and 49 against (meaning that their fixtures produced an average of 2.66 goals).