Botafogo vs Bahia
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Friday, 3rd May 2019
Kick-off at 00.00 UK/ 01.00 CET
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos (Rio de Janeiro).
Bahia opened their season with a bang at home, against Corinthians, and the team took advantage of the fixture.
While the visitors got on the scoresheet first, Bahia hit back within two minutes, to bring things under control. At half time, the score was 1-1. In the next half, the hosts changed gears and recorded two more goals to take away the three points.
It was unlucky that Botafogo had to start against Sao Paulo, who finished fifth last season. On top of that, the team was on the road. Expectedly they lost 2-0, and they will be particular to make it back to the top of that table with a good showing this weekend.
Botafogo RJ vs Bahia Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last six wins went to Botafogo.
- Four of the last five matches saw both teams on the scoresheet.
- The last four games at this venue returned three home wins.
- 11 of the last 13 encounters saw Bahia netting goals.
Botafogo RJ vs Bahia Prediction
Botafogo is unbeaten in their last six home ties and repeated the feat in 17 of their last 20 matches in front of the home crowd. Bahia, meanwhile, was winless in their last four away ties. Moreover, h2h ties surely do place Botafogo as the favorite. They recorded four of the last six h2h wins, and won three of the last four fixtures at this venue, against this opponent.
Importantly, Botafogo will be gunning for a win, after their season opener resulted in an away loss for them. Expect the hosts to deliver.
Bahia will not make things easy though. They have found the back of the net in 11 of the last 13 h2h match-ups, and four of the last five clashes against this team had goals at either end of the pitch. Finally, Bahia scored in seven of their last eight matches on the road, whereas, Botafogo conceded in their last eight straight games.
Expect both teams to take part in goal-scoring.
Botafogo RJ vs Bahia Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
Botafogo to Win @ 2.00 (1/1).