Botafogo - América-MG:
Botafogo has experienced a real crisis of results after the break of the world, think that now Botafogo is struggling for the permanence and is forced to win today against America MG.
AMERICA MG, is doing a bit better than Botafogo and the three points are needed to climb in the first positions and continue to dream.
The reality is that America MG aims to keep the series, but it is doing better than Botafogo that would have the task of qualifying in an international competition.
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Three games, two losses and a draw, this is the background of Botafogo in the later stages of the Brazilian Championship Series.
With an eye on rehab, one thinks only of winning away from the relegation zone.
With 26 points, Botafogo appears in 15th place, with only two points ahead of Vasco, who is 17th and is the first team in the red zone.
BOTAFOGO has nothing to do but think of victory:
The coach Ze Ricardo asked the team for peace of mind and the maximum support of the fans who will come to the stadium, even though during the week they protested loudly a Fogao headquarters.
The pressure is part and there will always be, we understand the fan, we know that together with your support and a lot of work, we could do a great game, these are the words said at the Friday press conference, after training.
Meanwhile, Botafogo has not won three games, but the expectation is good against América-MG, thanks to the promotion of tickets made by the club directors, with prices of R $ 5 (half-income) to R $ 20.
Zé Ricardo wants his boys to take the field to make the game of life and does not hide that in case of victory there will be prizes.
Ze Ricardo can count on his best players to bring home the victory!
Meanwhile, at the Nilton Santos stadium it will be sold out.
Even America MG seeks the three points to rise in the standings and keep salvation as soon as possible and maybe look at the high areas of the standings.
America MG is better than Botafogo, they are placed in 11th place with 30 points and are trying to reach the front of the standings and dream of fighting for the seventh place, which would mean Libertadores.
América-Mg wants to forget the home draw against Ceará and go out with at least an excellent result.
After the 0-0 against Ceara in their coach Adilson Batista is facing an awkward opponent who always wants to win at all costs to exit the relegation zone.
The match against Botafogo in Engenhão, will have the return of the midfielder Matheusinho after a 'injury that lasted 330 days, the starting part in the initial formation, important return is considered as one of the great promises of Brazilian football, he had injured his knee on 21 October in the match count the Parana, when still America MG militated in Brasilerao B.
There will be more CHANGES:
Another change will be the entry of midfielder Juninho, who is replaced by the injured Giovanni, goalkeeper João Ricardo has recovered from a muscular discomfort and returns to the place of Fernando Miguel, as well as Matheus Ferraz, who falls from disqualification in place of Paulão.
Midfielder Gerson Magrão will not be injured.
Saul; Luis Ricardo, Joel Carli, Igor Rabello and Moisés;
Jean, Rodrigo Lindoso, Leonardo Valencia and Luiz Fernando; Erik and Kieza (Brenner).
Coach: Zé Ricardo.
João Ricardo; Norberto, Matheus Ferraz, Messias and Carlinhos; Leandro Donizete, David, Juninho, Wesley and Matheusinho; Luan.
Technician: Adilson Batista.
Botafogo has many reasons for victory, for them it is really time to win and regain the confidence of his fans, he will do it with the stadium full of fans, the pressures are all on him, I expect the game of the life of Botafogo, you go down in the field concentrated, with one purpose:
Win and get the three points at Nilton Santos!
I bet on the very important victory of Botafogo.