Botafogo vs Internacional
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nilton Santos (Rio de Janeiro).
Botafogo host Internacional in one of the most attractive games of the Matchday No 35 on Sunday evening at Estadio Nilton Santos. Estrela Solitaria made it three wins on the trot on Thursday night when they saw off Chapecoense 0-1 on the road. Left-winger Luiz Fernando was the one who broke the deadlock 17 minutes from time on the occasion.
Ze Ricardo’s men broke into the top 13 in the league ladder as a consequence of the aforementioned three-win thread. They look well on pace to secure new Copa Sudamericana adventures next season. Nevertheless, the winning run will face a serious test at the weekend when Botafogo host title chasers Internacional.
Botafogo vs Internacional: Head-to-head
Colorado picked up a demolishing 3-0 victory when the two teams met each other in late-July this year.
It was their first meeting in two years following Internacional’s return to the top flight of the Brazilian football.
Overall, Botafogo lead the head to head tie by six wins coming into their 31st encounter with Colorado.
Botafogo vs Internacional: Prediction
Colorado expectedly saw off relegation strugglers America Mineiro on Thursday thanks to first half goals from Leandro Damiao and Edenilson. Damiao became team’s top scorer with ten goals to his name and his fine form might worry Ze Ricardo here.
Internacional thus won two and drew one of last three league outings and they are still within Palmeiras’ reach. However, only a three-pointer works for them here given Verdao have an easy fixture against the rock-bottomed Parana on the same day.
Knowing that Botafogo lost only 2 of 17 home games this term, it’s clear the visitors will have a very tough job to keep ground on pace-setters Palmeiras this weekend. The value is definitely with Estrela Solitaria who are 1.57 not to lose. Braver tipsters can even try with the home win at 3.10.
Botafogo vs Internacional: Bet Tips
Botafogo or Draw @ 1.57 (4/7)
Botafogo to win @ 3.10 (21/10).