Botafogo RJ vs Palmeiras Prediction & Match Preview

Botafogo RJ vs Palmeiras
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 25th May 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos (Rio de Janeiro).

Palmeiras has been on a roll ever since the season began. As of now, they are one of the only two teams to still have avoided a defeat, and their defense deserves special mention for this achievement. From their five games so far, the team has let in just a single goal. They are rightfully at the top of the table.

Botafogo has had a moderate season so far. They lost whenever they were pitted against teams higher than them in the table, and managed to win just against the lower-tier ones. They also posted an average Goal Difference of 0, scoring as well as conceding five.

Botafogo RJ vs Palmeiras Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last five matches returned four Palmeiras wins.
  • Botafogo managed to score just two goals from their last five encounters against this opponent.
  • In the last two decades, only twice has the visitors failed to find the back of the net at this venue.
  • Palmeiras is unbeaten at this stadium in the last three years.

Botafogo RJ vs Palmeiras Prediction

By far Palmeiras has been the best team in the competition. They raced to the top of the table giving no time to other teams to even settle down. They are unbeaten so far in the tournament and has conceded just a single goal till now.

In return, the team has scored 12 goals. On the other hand, Botafogo has a modest 0 GD, scoring and conceding five goals each. They have also lost whenever they came against upper tier teams.

Going on, Palmeiras has dominated h2h ties against this team too. They won four of the last five such meetings, and have only failed twice to score at this venue since 1998. They have also not lost at this stadium in the last three years, and limited Botafogo to just two goals from the last five overall h2h encounters.

By all means, expect a good showing for the table-topper.

Botafogo RJ vs Palmeiras Betting Tips

  • Palmeiras to Win.
  • Palmeiras to Score the First Goal.