Corinthians vs Botafogo
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 2nd July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Arena Corinthians.
Botafogo had the worst possible introduction to a very important visit to Arena Corinthians for the clash with the current Serie A leaders.
Estrella Solitaria will try and bounce back after a shocking home defeat to the league’s newcomers Avai, but it will be one hell of a task against the strongest team in the first part of the season.
Fabio Carille has found the winning formula at the back since Timao is just rock-solid in the defense.
Corinthians kept four consecutive clean sheets in the league competition where they are yet to suffer the first defeat in the season.
Timao hold the very top of the standings being currently four points off Gremio whom they managed to beta 0-1 on the road in the last round’s derby.
Botafogo were enjoying a decent form at the very start of the season, but the last weekend’s defeat to Avai came literally out of nowhere for Jair Ventura’s side.
Moreover, the toughest away fixture in the league comes at the worst possible moment for Estrella Solitaria as they played the first leg of Copa do Brasil quarterfinal with Atletico Mineiro just 40 hours before the clash with Corinthians.
Corinthians vs Botafogo: Head to head
The teams are pretty much on the same wave length when it comes to the history of their head to head encounters.
Both of the last term’s meetings saw comfortable home wins by two goals difference.
Corinthians vs Botafogo: Prediction
The home win is exactly the scenario we expect to see in this match. Botafogo won only a single out of last ten matches on the road and we just can’t see how they could harm Timao this Saturday.
Corinthians vs Botafogo: Betting Tips
The top betting option will be Corinthians to win at the odds of 1.54 by Pinnacle.
You can also take Corinthians to win to nil at 2.30.