PREVIEW & PREDICTION – Botafogo SP vs Ponte Preta 14/02/2018

PREVIEW & PREDICTION – Botafogo SP vs Ponte Preta 14/02/2018

On Wednesday, the Botafogo-SP receives the Ponte Preta at the Santa Cruz Stadium, in play valid for the 7th round of the championship in São Paulo. Both clubs come with the same goal, to conquer a good result, as in their respective groups are struggling to pass phase and do not want to risk falling behind in the table. So, balance must prevail in this duel.

At present, Botafogo-SP is leading its group and does not want to lose this place, so it will have to have a lot of concentration in the field to be able to win a victory in the championship in São Paulo. The idea is to use the local factor as an ally in this duel, because having success in the housekeeping duty would at least have a greater chance of successfully achieving its objective, so it is undeniable that you want the three points.

The initial idea is not to let visitors enjoy the game, so he hopes to cancel his attack and reduce the spaces in the field, to induce him to make mistakes. If he manages to do so, Botafogo-SP will have more possession of the ball and time to work the attacking plays, which is very good, since this way he has more chances to win the victory. If we analyze the general context, even a draw is something that can not be considered bad, taking into account the quality of your opponent.

In the last round the Ponte Preta finished tied at home and with certainty was not the most favorable result, but still remains in the qualifying zone to the next phase, being that his desire is to stay where he is. The Campinas team wants to take advantage of all the games it has to score, despite being aware that some will be more difficult, but wants to show its strength to the rivals.

Outside of home a draw can be considered good, but at the same time it is evident that it has conditions to beat and it is behind the three points that it will go. Ponte Preta hopes to evolve in the field and have more efficiency in the attack, but not only that, he hopes to have a well-organized defense, because if he has a quality performance he will have more chances to celebrate a good result at the end of the game.

PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.49