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Sao Paulo FC SP vs. Botafogo FR RJ 2/22/2021 Serie A Brasil Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Sao Paulo FC SP meets Botafogo FR RJ on 2/22/2021 at 6:00PM

Sao Paulo FC SP clashes with Botafogo FR RJ in a regular season match. Sao Paulo FC SP with a record of 17-12-7 this season comes into this game with a 8-5-5 record on the road. Botafogo FR RJ is 4-12-20 this season and is 2-5-11 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Sao Paulo FC SP and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. Botafogo FR RJ played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Botafogo FR RJ and it is an opportunity to get rolling. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Botafogo FR RJ than game on their home pitch?

The Sao Paulo FC SP Roster

The Players to Watch for the Sao Paulo FC SP

Reinaldo DF

As a shooter, Reinaldo had 41 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Reinaldo has 18 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Reinaldo had 33 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sao Paulo FC SP teammates, Reinaldo had 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Reinaldo has 5 Yellow Cards this season. Reinaldo has 5 Red Cards this season. He has committed 40 fouls this season. He has drawn 44 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Dani Alves MF

As a shooter, Dani Alves had 41 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Dani Alves had 11 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Dani Alves had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Dani Alves has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Dani Alves has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dani Alves has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 58 fouls this season. He has drawn 60 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Gabriel MF

Gabriel has 59 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Gabriel had 16 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Gabriel has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sao Paulo FC SP teammates, Gabriel had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Gabriel has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Gabriel has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 31 fouls this season. He has drawn 33 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Igor Gomes MF

As a shooter, Igor Gomes had 37 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Igor Gomes has 14 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Igor Gomes had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Igor Gomes has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Igor Gomes has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Igor Gomes has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 38 fouls this season. He has drawn 40 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Luciano FW,MF

Luciano has 0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Luciano has 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Luciano has 25 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sao Paulo FC SP teammates, Luciano had 17 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Luciano has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Luciano has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 1 fouls this season. He has drawn 1 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Luciano FW,MF

Luciano has 61 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Luciano has 31 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Luciano had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Luciano has 17 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Luciano has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Luciano has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 1 fouls this season. He has drawn 1 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Luciano FW,MF

As a shooter, Luciano had 0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Luciano had 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Luciano had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sao Paulo FC SP teammates, Luciano had 17 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Luciano has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Luciano has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 33 fouls this season. He has drawn 54 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Luciano FW,MF

Luciano has 61 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Luciano had 31 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Luciano has 25 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Luciano has 17 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Luciano has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Luciano has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 33 fouls this season. He has drawn 54 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

The Botafogo FR RJ Roster

The Players to Watch for the Botafogo FR RJ

Kanu DF

As a shooter, Kanu had 16 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Kanu has 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Kanu had 34 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Botafogo FR RJ teammates, Kanu had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Kanu has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kanu has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 33 fouls this season. He has drawn 37 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Caio Alexandre MF

As a shooter, Caio Alexandre had 45 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Caio Alexandre has 13 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Caio Alexandre has 30 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Botafogo FR RJ teammates, Caio Alexandre had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Caio Alexandre has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Caio Alexandre has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 64 fouls this season. He has drawn 67 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Kevin DF,MF

As a shooter, Kevin had 16 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Kevin has 5 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Kevin has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Botafogo FR RJ teammates, Kevin had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Kevin has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kevin has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 35 fouls this season. He has drawn 23 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Marcelo DF

As a shooter, Marcelo had 22 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Marcelo had 4 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Marcelo has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Marcelo has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Marcelo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Marcelo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 28 fouls this season. He has drawn 18 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Victor Luis DF,MF

As a shooter, Victor Luis had 28 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Victor Luis has 8 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Victor Luis had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Victor Luis has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Victor Luis has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Victor Luis has 3 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 32 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Bruno Nazário MF,FW

As a shooter, Bruno Nazário had 33 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Bruno Nazário has 10 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Bruno Nazário had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Botafogo FR RJ teammates, Bruno Nazário had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Bruno Nazário has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Bruno Nazário has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 34 fouls this season. He has drawn 37 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Matheus Babi FW,MF

Matheus Babi has 42 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Matheus Babi had 18 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Matheus Babi has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Botafogo FR RJ teammates, Matheus Babi had 8 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Matheus Babi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Matheus Babi has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 64 fouls this season. He has drawn 67 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Rafael Forster DF,MF

Rafael Forster has 15 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Rafael Forster had 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Rafael Forster has 16 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Rafael Forster has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Rafael Forster has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rafael Forster has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 22 fouls this season. He has drawn 18 fouls this season in Serie A Brasil action.

Sao Paulo FC SP Team Stats

The Sao Paulo FC SP Offensive Stats and Metrics

Sao Paulo FC SP scored 0.97 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Sao Paulo FC SP scored those goals off assists 103.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1 assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

Sao Paulo FC SP converted on 0.25 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Sao Paulo FC SP attempted 5.58 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Sao Paulo FC SP is able to get 36.7% of their shots to be on goal(target). They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Sao Paulo FC SP Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Sao Paulo FC SP was able to hold opponents to -3.52 goals. Sao Paulo FC SP plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. Sao Paulo FC SP goalkeepers fended off 0.03 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Sao Paulo FC SP truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Sao Paulo FC SP goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 9100.0% of the time. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 10% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Sao Paulo FC SP. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.







Sao Paulo FC SP Utility Stats

Sao Paulo FC SP tried 1.69 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Sao Paulo FC SP in the top 31 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Sao Paulo FC SP has successfully intercepted 24.33 passes per 90 minutes of action. Sao Paulo FC SP is in the top 5 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Sao Paulo FC SP has committed 0.0 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Sao Paulo FC SP in the top 12 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Sao Paulo FC SP drew 15.36 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Sao Paulo FC SP in the top 71 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Sao Paulo FC SP had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 15.5 times per 90 minutes of action. Sao Paulo FC SP is in the top 56 percentile in offside calls against them.

Botafogo FR RJ Team Stats

The Botafogo FR RJ Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Botafogo FR RJ was able to score 0.44 goals. This offense is incredibly impotent thus far. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Botafogo FR RJ was able to score 6 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Botafogo FR RJ converted on 0.17 of attempted shots on goal. One of two things are happening here, this is a team that is extremely able to take shots on goal or they are just taking poor shots.

Botafogo FR RJ attempted 4.14 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Botafogo FR RJ is able to get 30.4% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Botafogo FR RJ Defensive Stats and Metrics

Botafogo FR RJ gave up -4.4 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Botafogo FR RJ goalkeepers fended off 0.05 shots per 90 minutes. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 11200.0% of shots on target were saved by Botafogo FR RJ goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. Botafogo FR RJ goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 4% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Botafogo FR RJ Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Botafogo FR RJ had 1.47 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Botafogo FR RJ is in the top 69 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Botafogo FR RJ had 20.08 interceptions. Botafogo FR RJ is in the top 38 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Botafogo FR RJ has committed 0.06 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Botafogo FR RJ is in the top 67 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Botafogo FR RJ drew 15.86 fouls. This puts Botafogo FR RJ in the top 48 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Botafogo FR RJ had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 15.81 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Botafogo FR RJ in the top 67 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Sao Paulo FC SP vs. Botafogo FR RJ Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Sao Paulo FC SP 2 Botafogo FR RJ 0

Moneyline Pick: Sao Paulo FC SP -217 WagerWeb –> Perpetual Bonuses? They have lost their minds.