Fortaleza vs Botafogo RJ
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 16 August 2020
Kick-off at 23:30 UK/ 24:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Presidente Vargas (Fortaleza).
Fortaleza came into the contest with a loss on the back from their Copa do Nordeste fixture and has carried on that losing streak in the campaign to three consecutive defeats in the schedule.
Their previous encounter was on the road against Sao Paulo in the league with a 1-0 score on the board.
The host has been winless at home in their schedule for the past three matches. They haven’t scored a goal in the last two defeats in their fixtures as the host.
Trailing on three winless clashes in the schedule, Botafogo is not that behind the host in the wrong start to the season in the campaign.
Their opening match in the league was on the road and they shared the spoils with the promoted side Bragantino with a 1-1 scoreline.
Fortaleza vs Botafogo Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor has recorded four of the last six overall wins.
- Their previous clash gave a 1-0 home win for Rogerio Ceni’s men.
- Both teams have scored only two of their six meetings.
- The teams have averaged 2.3 goals from their fixtures since 2005.
Fortaleza vs Botafogo Prediction
Botafogo was unbeaten in the h2h meetings from 2005 to 2019. Only four matches were played within this period, and three of the Fogao’s four wins came at home.
The host enjoys the home ground advantage in the game and in the last h2h meeting with the visitors, Fortaleza emerged winner as the hosts.
Based on that stat, the home win in full-time will probably serve as a suitable option regarding the winners of the clash. The tip for Fortaleza to win either half of the encounter will also serve the purpose.
With the match sizing to have less number of goals based on their recent h2h history, the tip for over 1.5 goals will probably be the best bet for the punters.
Fortaleza vs Botafogo Betting tips
To win either half: Fortaleza @ 1.50 (1/2).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Fortaleza to win @ 1.80 (4/5).