Botafogo vs Vasco da Gama: Preview and Predictions

Botafogo vs Vasco da Gama Brasileiro Serie A Match Preview 22nd June 2017

Botafogo vs Vasco da Gama
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nilton Santos.

Botafogo managed a highly-important victory over Chapecoense on the road to return in the battle for the very top of the standings.

Estrella Solitaria are looking to back up the weekend’s fine display in mid-week when they host the league’s newcomers Vasco da Gama at Estadio Nilton Santos.

Botafogo

Jair Ventura’s men finally managed to end the unpleasant run of five consecutive games without a victory.

The attacking line has not been an issue for Botafogo lately as they notched two goals in each of their last three fixtures. However, Ventura was thrilled to finally see his team keeping a clean sheet after allowing two goals to both Coritiba and Vitoria.

Vasco da Gama

Milton Mendes, on the other side, can be proud of the job he has been doing at the start of the season in the elite class of the Brazilian football.

Cruzmaltino hold the sky-high 6th position after eight rounds of the competition with the same number of points as Copa Libertadores participants Botafogo.

However, we must add that Vasco claimed all of their points in front of their fans since they easily lost each of their three away fixtures to Palmeiras, Gremio and Chapecoense.

Botafogo vs Vasco da Gama: Head to head

This will be the third head to head meeting between the two sides in 2017 following their clashes in Campeonato Carioca 1 earlier this year.

It is interesting to note that Botafogo did not score a single goal in two games at Estadio Club de Regatas.

This will be the first league H2H encounter between the two sides since 2013 when Vasco belonged to the top flight of the Brazilian football.

Botafogo vs Vasco da Gama: Prediction

The value is just huge with Botafogo here as they will be super motivated to repeat the terrific performance shown in the weekend’s win over Chapeco.

Vasco are among the teams with the worst record in matches on the road and they do not have much to hope for this Wednesday at Estadio Nilton Santos.

Botafogo vs Vasco da Gama: Bet Tips

The top bet is Botafogo to win at the odds of 2.00 by Pinnacle.

Value-seekers will fancy the 3.40 odds by Ladbrokes on HT/FT Botafogo/Botafogo bet.

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