Botafogo vs Athletico Paranaense
Brazil- Serie A
Date: Sunday, 11 August 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos (Rio de Janeiro).
Botafogo have been struggling to keep up a consistent run of form across all competitions and were without a win in their last six clashes. However, the squad brought their winless run to a halt last week with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Avai on the road.
Athletico Paranaense will be coming into the tie on the back of a thumping 4-0 victory over Shonan in the J League Cup. However, prior to that win, the visitors were taken down by Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores.
Both the sides share equal points in the table and are separated only on goal difference. So expect both the teams to settle for nothing less than the win when they square up against each other on Sunday.
Botafogo vs Athletico Paranaense Head to head (h2h)
- Their last encounter at this venue saw Botafogo come out on top with a 2-0 victory.
- Only one out of their previous five meetings have seen both teams fail to find the back of the net.
- Botafogo have kept a clean sheet in their three of their previous six ties.
- Three out of the last six clashes here have seen Botafogo clinch the win.
Botafogo vs Athletico Paranaense Prediction
The hosts have scored twelve goals in their campaign so far, five of which came from their matchups on home soil.
Although Botafogo are without a win in their last three games at home, it needs saying that two out of those three opponents were from the top five of the table. Additionally, the visitors have not been able to ensure a winning run of form in their trips to this venue, and have returned with all three points just twice in their last seven visits.
Their only two wins from their last five trips on the road came against sides from the bottom half of the table as well. Considering the aforementioned, Athletico Paranaense look far from capable at the moment, to get the better of Botafogo, especially in their backyard.
The away side have netted eleven goals in their outings up till now, and have scored seven in their last three alone. Although a win for them is out of the question, it looks more than likely that they will be getting their names on the scoresheet along with the hosts.
Botafogo vs Athletico Paranaense Betting tips
Full time result: Botafogo @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both teams to score @ 2.00 (1/1).