Botafogo vs Sport Recife
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Tuesday, 18th July 2017
Kick-off at 0:00 UK/ 1:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange (Rio de Janeiro).
Botafogo bounced back to winning ways ending their three match barren run with a narrow 1-0 win away at Fluminense. They drew 1 and lost 2 in previous weeks, dealing a severe blow to their Copa Libertadores qualification hopes.
On the other hand, Sport Recife are in some serious form. They thrashed Chapecoense 3-0 on the midweek to bag the fourth win on the bounce. It seems like the ship is steady at Recife after an inconsistent start to the season.
Botafogo stay at 9th in the standings with 19 points, while they Monday’s opponent Sport Recife are 5th in the table with a 2 point lead.
At home, Botafogo have a decent record as they were beaten just once in 6 matches. However, they haven’t tasted victory in the last two games here, which ended in a draw and a loss. Meanwhile, three wins and a draw were bagged from the previous four.
Sport Recife were win-less in their first four away games of the season, lost 3 on the bounce before starting a mini recovery with a stalemate against Atletico-MG. Since then, they won back-to-back games with clean sheets.
Botafogo vs Sport Recife: Head-to-head
The head-to-head is heavily in favour of Botafogo. The Lone Star are unbeaten in the last five with 2 home wins and 3 draws.
While in home games, Botafogo are unbeaten in last 9 with 6 wins and 3 draws. They scored a minimum of 2 goals in 7 games during the period.
Botafogo vs Sport Recife: Prediction
It is hard to separate the two teams on form, but the head-to-head clearly suggest Botafogo are smart enough to trounce Sport Recife on any given day.
Also, expect this to be a fiercely fought contest as Sport Recife are a team that scored 7 goals in their last 4 away games. Botafogo failed to score only once in during their 6 league games at home this season. Therefore, both teams to score is the perfect pick for this Brazilian Serie A fixture.
Botafogo vs Sport Recife: Bet Tips
Our main pick for this Serie A clash between Botafogo and Sport Recife is Both Teams To Score for 2.00 odds with Unibet.
A decent alternative is to back Botafogo to keep their good home going and bank on home win for 1.85 odds at Bet365.