Botafogo vs Sol de America
CONMEBOL Copa Sudamericana
Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Kick-Off 23:15 UK / 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Nilton Santos (Rio de Janeiro).
Botafogo justified the favourites tag in the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana tie against ten-man Paraguayan Sol de America. Right-winger Erik made the difference netting the only goal of the game seven days ago away in Asuncion. Paraguayans wasted their biggest chance midway through the first half when Walter Clar fired wide from the spot. They soon lost a man due to Matias Pardo’s red card which led the match completely on Botafogo’s side.
The Brazilian outfit will thus have a nice chance to advance to the third round of the competition on Wednesday evening when they play host to same rivals in the reverse fixture at Estadio Nilton Santos. It’s a place where Eduardo Barroca’s men played very well lately. Fogao won six, drew two and lost just one of past nine matches on the home patch. The lone defeat came just at the weekend when Serie A leaders Palmeiras were too strong claiming a 0-1 victory.
Botafogo vs Sol de America: Head-to-head
The two sides did not cross each other’s paths prior to this second round tie of Copa Sudamericana.
As mentioned above, Botafogo clinched a narrow 0-1 victory thanks to Erik’s goal 17 minutes from time.
Botafogo vs Sol de America: Prediction
The visitors had a disappointing run in the Apertura campaign of Paraguayan’s top flight. They finished the season at ninth place (out of twelve teams) with the weakest defensive record in the entire division. Los Danzarines conceded 43 goals in 22 games (almost two per match). They shipped as many as 28 in 11 league outings on the road (almost three per affair).
On top of this, Javier Sanguinetti’s troops have been misfiring at the opposite end recently. They failed to find the back of the net in last two games in all competitions. Everything points out to a one-sided contest for the hosts and we would be truly surprised to see any other outcome coming here.
Botafogo vs Sol de America: Bet Tips
Botafogo to win @ 1.65 (13/20)
HT/FT Botafogo/Botafogo @ 2.60 (8/5).