Atletico Mineiro vs Botafogo RJ
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Kick-off at 22:30 UK/ 23:30 CET
Venue: Estádio Raimundo Sampaio (Belo Horizonte).
Fluminense could pose a threat to both, to deny a chance to get into the Sudamericana. And the only reliable way to avoid that fate would be to record a win this Wednesday in this upcoming encounter. Considering what’s at stake, a fierce and tensed battle is expected between the two.
Atletico Mineiro vs Botafogo RJ Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Botafogo won 2-1.
- Atletico won four of the former five matches.
- 14 of the former 17 wins sided with the teams that had home advantage.
- Five of the last six match-ups at this venue saw the hosts delivering the win.
Atletico Mineiro vs Botafogo RJ Prediction
Atletico MG had to wait till the 75th minute to find the winner at home, against Corinthians the last match-day. The game had ended 2-1, in favor of the hosts.
Botafogo meanwhile, got their hearts broken in the 84th minute the previous game week, in front of the home crowd by Internacional, as the guests fired in the lone goal and the winner of the fixture.
This Wednesday, understand that both teams are in need of a win to secure their future. However, there are several factors that are in favor of Atletico.
The first being the home advantage. Atletico went unbeaten in 16 of their last 22 home fixtures and even had an eleven-game unbeaten run here at the start of the season. Next, consider the fact that Botafogo lost seven of their last eight road trips, and were winless in 13 of their former 15.
Moreover, Botafogo have also failed to score in six of their previous nine away games, while conceding twice or more in three of their prior five.
Finally, Atletico won four of the last five h2h clashes, and 14 of the former 17 overall h2h wins went to the teams that played hosts, as well. Also consider that at this venue, the hosts have stayed unbeaten in such fixtures for the prior nine years, and kept clean sheets in the preceding four encounters.
It’s quite evident how dominant Atletico have been over this opponent over the years, and especially so, aided with the home advantage.
Taking into account these observations, count on the hosts, Atletico MG to post a convincing win this Wednesday.
Atletico Mineiro vs Botafogo RJ Betting Tips
Mineiro to Win @ 1.53
Mineiro to score Over 1.5 team goals @ 1.80.