Athletico Paranaense vs Botafogo RJ
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Kick-off at 21:30 UK/ 22:30 CET
Venue: Arena da Baixada.
Eduardo Barros’s men were one of the best teams that the Serie A had to offer the last season. In fact, they had finished in the top-most tier in 2019, and had secured a ticket to represent the league in the Copa Libertadores.
Meanwhile, their counterparts had missed out on relegation by a whisker the last year, and are placed just above the relegation cut-off this season as well. They also have struggled a bit in h2h clashes against this rival over the years, and thoroughly so at this stadium.
However, understand that Furacao are going through a rough patch at the moment. They desperately need a win at this point to get their campaign back into track, as well as to gain their lost confidence.
Considering the determination of the hosts, and the difference in quality between the squads, expect an Athletico Paranaense win this Wednesday.
Athletico Paranaense vs Botafogo RJ: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met on the pitch, Barros’s men recorded a 1-0 win.
- They had recorded ten of the last fifteen overall wins.
- At this stadium, the hosts had recorded wins in eight of the preceding nine clashes.
- The guests had failed to score in seven of their former ten visits to this ground.
Athletico Paranaense vs Botafogo RJ: Prediction
The Lone Star were winless in ten of their past twelve overall fixtures, and had a total of two wins away from home in their preceding 28 attempts. In fact, they have won just once since November of 2019, and just twice since August of 2019.
Also note that they had gone through a stretch of seven straight losses in the process.
On the other hand, their counterparts are one of the best teams in the league, despite their current struggles. To be blunt, they are one of the very best teams at home in the whole of Serie A.
They have lost just twice at home since October of 2019, and in the process, they had gone through a series of 13 wins from 14 match-ups.
On top of that, they also do have a great h2h record at home over this opponent.
Taking into account all these stats, expect a winning performance from Athletico Paranaense this Wednesday.
Athletico Paranaense vs Botafogo RJ: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Athletico Paranaense.
Athletico Paranaense to Win Either Half.