Botafogo vs Santos
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro.
Can Santos bring the dreadful thread to the end on Saturday evening ? They are travelling to Rio de Janeiro to take on Botafogo at Estadio Nilton Santos.
Santos continue to sink with the shocking 1-0 home defeat to America Mineiro. The defeat sent them down into the danger area as they sit 17th on the log with 16 points after 15 games.
The horrendous form caused the change on the bench. But Cuca could not pick up anything more than a 0-1 loss to Cruzeiro on his debut in the mid-week Copa do Brasil tie.
At the same time, Botafogo have been playing hot and cold throughout the season. They are just four points above Santos in the league standing, with a game in hand.
This means a win here would be of a huge significance for any of these two outfits.
The hosts are currently on a poor run of their own, having lost four of last five games across competitions.
Botafogo vs Santos: Head-to-head
- Santos have a positive head to head record in matches with Botafogo.
- Peixe won 15 and lost 11 of 33 meetings with Botafogo.
- It is interesting to note that none of last six head to head matches saw goals at both ends.
- Santos won five of last six H2H games with Fogao.
Botafogo vs Santos: Prediction
Fogao’s form has hit quite a few stumbling blocks throughout the season. But Marcos Paqueta’s men are generally tough to beat in their backyard.
The hosts won three and drew two of last five home ties in the league. Another positive is that they conceded no goals in the last 3 league fixtures at Nilton Santos.
Given Santos’ horrendous attacking form in the most recent period. Therefore, w would not be surprised to see Botafogo maintaining the fine streak. A clean sheet is also on the cards in front of the home crowd.
The bet you will hardly make a mistake with is Under 2.5 goals priced at 1.53. Since the match has a massive importance for two teams struggling for goals lately.
Botafogo vs Santos: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals full-time @ 1.53
Botafogo to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62.