Botafogo vs Sao Paulo
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Saturday, 29th July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nilton Santos.
Botafigo will come into the game in high spirits having secured the semifinal of Copa do Brasil after an impressive display in the drubbing of Arletico Mineiro in mid-week’s action.
Estrela Solitaria have thus made it seven games on the trot without a defeat and they are set to continue the hot run of form this Saturday against the struggling Sao Paulo side.
Joel Carli, Roger and Gilson were on target in a demolishing win over Mineiro side on Wednesday evening.
It was Roger’s third goal in last five matches in all competitions and he is our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick against Sao Paulo.
The manager Jair Ventura can especially be satisfied with the defensive line which kept two clean sheet sin last three games as the positive run climbed his men to the seventh position in the league standings.
The story is completely opposite with the visitors who are still in the danger area in spite of clinching a narrow 1-2 win over Vasco da Gama two weeks ago.
Dorival Junior’s men just can’t seem to find a breakthrough when they play on the road where they lost four on the bounce failing to score a single goal in six of last eight matches away from Estadio Morumbi.
Botafogo vs Sao Paulo: Head to head
The head to head record speaks in the favour of Tricolor who have won 13 of 29 previous clashes with Botafogo.
It is interesting to note that each of the last three meetings between the two sides saw visiting teams coming out victorious.
Botafogo vs Sao Paulo: Prediction
We just can’t see how such trend could possibly be continued this weekend following a horrendous away form Sao Paulo have shown since the very start of the season.
The home win is a must-take pick at the high-value 5/4 odds.
Botafogo vs Sao Paulo: Bet Tips
The first betting option is Botafogo to win the match at the odds of 5/4.
The alternative bet is Roger to score anytime at 13/8.