Botafogo vs Atletico Paranaense
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Thursday, 14 June 2018
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK / 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro.
Atletico Paranaense just can’t catch a breakthrough as the weekend saw them suffer the third consecutive defeat in Serie A. The dreadful run caused the drop to the red zone ahead of a tough trip to Rio de Janeiro where Furacao are set to play Botafogo.
The hosts also got off to a rather poor kick off to the new campaign in the top flight, but they took advantage of the series of easier fixtures to at least stay unbeaten in three subsequent affairs in the league. Truth be told, the head coach Alberto Valentim can’t be happy at all with the result from Arena Fonte Nova where Fogao were unlucky top conceded the stoppage-time leveller to be denied a three-pointer against Bahia.
Botafogo vs Atletico Paranaense Head-to-head
- Atletico PR were the dominant side when it comes to the history of the head to head contests against Botafogo.
- Furacao won 17, drew 6 and lost 8 of 31 matches against Botafogo.
- Fogao failed to find the back of the net in each of last three encounters with Atletico Paranaense.
- Only two goals were seen in total in last three head to head matches and only one of last five H2H games saw three or more goals.
Botafogo vs Atletico Paranaense Predictions
Valentim can be proud of the way his team reacted with a man down in the entire second half of the 2-2 draw with Bahia at the weekend. Striker Kieza kept his fine spell of form going bagging a brace on the day. He now has three goals in last three games and five since the start of the season. He might well be the one to make the difference here and we see the value in backing the Brazilian forward to score anytime at the odds of 3.25.
As for the outcome, the value is with the hosts who will come into this encouraged after a tremendous attacking showing in the weekend’s draw at Bahia. They are undefeated in last six home games in all competitions and we’ll back them to pick up the victory against an outfit which lost three on the bounce in Serie A.
Botafogo vs Atletico Paranaense Betting Tips
- Botafogo to win @ 2.05
- Almeida Kieza to score anytime @ 3.25.