Bahia vs Botafogo Preview and Predictions

Bahia vs Botafogo
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 10 June 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador.

Botafogo showed yet another dismal perform ace on Tuesday evening when they failed to see off the rock-bottomed Ceara side at Estadio Nilton Santos. Everything suggested the success for the Alberto Valentim’s side there given they’ve previously defeated Vasco da Gama 1-2 on the road last weekend and that their rivals changed their third manager in the season after making a dreadful start to the campaign.

Fogao are now set to take on another team who’ve made managerial change as Bahia parted way with Guto Ferreira after back-to-back defeats to Flamengo and Gremio. It has indeed been a poor start to the season for Tricolor who sit third from bottom ahead of the clash with Botafogo. Nevertheless, the interim manager Claudio Prates will still have reasons for optimism here knowing that his side lost just 1 of last 17 matches in front of the home crowd.

Bahia vs Botafogo: Head-to-head

  • The H2H stats is all levelled at six wins for each of the sides ahead of their 16th encounter.
  • Botafogo dominated the patch-up in the most recent history, though, winning each of last three outings against Tricolor.
  • Fogao, however, won only 2 of 8 fixtures played at Arena Fonte Nova over the history.

Bahia vs Botafogo: Predictions

Looking at Bahia’s fine form on the home patch, we see this Botafogo’s visit as a perfect opportunity for them to turn a corner and escape the red zone with a three-pointer against fellow strugglers. Before the mentioned victory over Vasco, Fogao were on a streak of three consecutive losses on the road in Serie A. Moving forward, they certainly lack confidence coming into this tie after failing to beta the rock-bottomed Ceara in mid-week tie on the home court.

The home win is thus the main betting option at the odds of 2.00, while we will alternatively back Bahia to keep a clean sheet at 2.75 given the visitors could not find the back of the net past the last-placed outfit on Tuesday.

Bahia vs Botafogo: Betting Tips

  • Full Time Result – A home win @ 2.00
  • Bahia to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75.