Botafogo vs Atletico Mineiro
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9th July 2017
Kick off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nilton Santos.
Botafogo and Atletico Mineiro are going to take on each other in one of the most interesting clashes of the round in Brazilian Serie A.
Copa Libertadores outfits are separated by only a single point in the top half of the standings after 11 rounds of the competition which guarantees a thrilling evening of football on Sunday at Estadio Nilton Santos.
Botafogo will come into the game with a major confidence boost after a super important 0-1 victory over Nacional in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores tie.
Jair Ventura’s men were massive underdogs ahead of the tie with the in-form Uruguayans after a poor run of form and three consecutive losses without a single goal scored.
However, Estrella Solitaria showed a great spirits to bounce back and get the much needed victory to boost up the confidence ahead of a Serie A derby.
The story is completely opposite with Atletico Mineiro who have been enjoying a hot run of form in the domestic league, but dropped the ball in Copa Libertadores where they lost the first leg of their tie with Wilstermann 1-0 on the road in mid-week.
The manager Roger Machado will thus be looking to build on the fine Serie A form where his team has three wins and a draw in last four outings.
Fred is the man to look after as the Brazilian completed a brace in the last weekend’s home win over Fluminense (3-1).
Botafogo vs Atletico Mineiro: Head to head
Botafogo have been much more successful over the history as they have won 18 out of 38 matches with Atletico Mineiro.
Galo, on the other side, have no more than nine wins, but they did manage to see off Mineiro side in this year’s Copa do Brasil clash thanks to a goal from Juan Ramon Cazares.
Botafogo vs Atletico Mineiro: Prediction
Botafogo have an especially impressive head to head record on the home pitch where they won 13 of 19 matches with Galo.
This, combined with an improved confidence after mid-week’s Copa Libertadores success, adds on the value of the 23/20 offered by the bookmakers on the home win in this one.
Botafogo vs Atletico Mineiro: Betting Tips
The first pick is Botafogo to win at 2.27 with Pinnacle.
You can alternatively back the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at 1.86 with Pinnacle.