Flamengo vs Botafogo Prediction & Match Preview

Flamengo vs Botafogo
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 23 August 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Maracanã.

The Vultures are the reigning champions of the competition, and have been the best team in the country par none for quite some time. However, they have made a slow start to their campaign this time around, and are desperately trying to make amends for the missed points.

They are pitted against a team that barely managed to avoid relegation the last season, and this gives hopes to the fans that the title-holders will make full use of this opportunity to deliver a statement performance.

Moreover, they also do have a great h2h record against the Lone Star, and to top it all off, Paulo Autuori’s men have been struggling on the road for the past several months.

Likely, expect a win from Flamengo this weekend.

Flamengo vs Botafogo: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The defending champions are on a four-game winning run against this opponent.
  • They also have recorded ten of the preceding thirteen overall h2h wins.
  • They have scored two or more goals in four of the preceding six clashes.
  • At this venue, the hosts have recorded 18 of the former 23 face-to-face wins.
  • The visitors have scored a total of five goals from the last twelve meetings at this ground.

Flamengo vs Botafogo: Prediction

The Vultures are the reigning champs and the overall best team in the league. They were also unbeaten in 18 of their former 20 overall fixtures, and had won 20 of their preceding 25 appearances at this stadium.

Meanwhile, their counterparts were winless in 11 of their former 15 overall match-ups, and are on a 13-game winless run away from home. In fact, they were also winless in 23 of their preceding 24 road matches, and have a single win away from home in the past 12-month period.

Finally, Domenec Torrent’s men also have an impressive h2h record against this opponent, and particularly so at this ground.

For the reasons, and especially since the Vultures are determined to make a comeback, expect a win from Flamengo this Sunday.

Flamengo vs Botafogo: Betting Tips

  • Flamengo to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • To Score in First Half: Flamengo @ 1.67 (2/3).