Botafogo vs Gremio
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Kick-off at 23.15 UK/ 00.15 CET
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos (Rio de Janeiro).
Gremio seems to have started compensating for their slow start to the league season. Both of their wins so far came from the last three match-days, and it has numbed, at least for now, the effect of the winless streak at the beginning.
The last day, the team buoyed by home advantage, fought till the end for the three points on offer and did succeed in their objective quite dramatically. The visitors gave them a tough challenge, but the hosts were done with the dismal run. In the 90th minute of the tie, Gremio forced the opposition into conceding an own goal, to end the game 1-0 in their favor.
Botafogo has a game in hand and is already in the fourth spot in the table. A win in this fixture will take them to the first runner-up position, just behind Palmeiras, who has been stripped three points by the organization. Their last tie saw them showing grit in coming back from a losing position, on the road, in the final ten minutes of the clash.
CSA had the upper hand at home with a 1-0 lead till the 84th minute, when the guests equalized. Just when it seemed like the match would end in a tie, the visitors rallied once again to score the winner.
Botafogo vs Gremio Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last seven wins went to Botafogo.
- The last six games saw five home wins and a draw.
- Eight of the last twelve wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- The last Gremio won at this stadium was five years back.
Botafogo vs Gremio Prediction
Botafogo has a chance to take the second spot in the table, just behind Palmeiras, and with the home advantage motivating the players, the team comes out as favorites. They won seven of their last nine games and registered an inspiring comeback win in their last match, which was on the road, after scoring two goals in the space of nine minutes.
Their last continental tie saw them registering a huge 4-0 win over Sol De America. At home, they were unbeaten in ten of their last eleven attempts, won four of their last five games, and seven of their last nine as well.
On the other hand, Gremio was winless in seven of their last eleven fixtures, and on the road, the team has been nothing but terrible. As of now, they are on a winless streak of five away ties and failed to score in the last two. Going on, the team was also winless in 14 of their last 19 matches on the road.
Finally, the last Gremio won at this venue was back in 2014, and the last six h2h meetings had five home wins and a draw. It’s building up to be a good day for Botafogo this week.
Botafogo vs Gremio Betting Tips
Double Chance: Botafogo or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Botafogo to Score the First Goal @ 2.40 (7/5).