Botafogo RJ vs Internacional
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 29 August 2020
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos.
The Red have raced to the top of the table wasting no time, and have been the overall best team this season in the competition by a mile. And, not only have they scored the most number of goals so far, they have also conceded just two goals till now in total.
However, they will be given a run for their money this weekend by the Big Fire, judging their recent form – especially at their home.
They have been on a roll at this stadium, and by the way have been the better team in h2h clashes here this past decade.
For the reasons, expect both teams to find the back of the net. Still, the upper hand goes to Internacional.
Botafogo vs Internacional: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest clash saw the toppers recording a 0-1 win on the road.
- They had registered nine of the former thirteen overall wins.
- They had scored three or more goals in two of the preceding four encounters.
- Eight of the preceding eleven match-ups at this stadium had goals from both teams.
- Since 2011, only once have the hosts lost here.
Botafogo vs Internacional: Prediction
Eduardo Coudet’s men have taken the top-most spot for themselves, and have scored the most number of goals in the process. They would also have had a 100% winning record this campaign if not for their game against Fluminense.
On the other hand, their counterparts have won just once so far in this edition of the Serie A, and importantly, they are on a two-game losing run against this opponent.
As such, expect Internacional to emerge victorious this Saturday at the Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos.
Be that as it may, Paulo Autuori’s men have lost just thrice from their past twenty fixtures, and one of them was in a friendly. And at this venue, the last they lost was nine months back. Also note that they had won seven of the previous nine appearances here.
Finally, majority of the clashes between these two teams at this ground had produced goals from both teams, and taking into account all the above-mentioned factors, expect the same this weekend as well.
Botafogo vs Internacional: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Internacional @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).