Gremio vs Botafogo RJ
Date: Thursday, 21st September 2017
Kick-off at 1:45 UK/ 2:45 CET
Venue: Venue: Arena do Gremio (Porto Alegre).
The teams have everything left to play for when the second leg of Copa Libertadores
quarter final resume between Gremio and Botafogo.
The first leg of this all Brazilian affair witnessed a goal-less draw with both sides failing to create any meaningful chance to test the opposition goal. Gremio were slightly better on the eye and had the best chance of the night when Fernandinho’s acrobatic effort was cleared off the line.
Form-wise, Gremio are in a big struggle to find some consistency. They lost to Chapecoense 1-0 on the weekend, which leave them without a win in three games. Also, the team hasn’t scored during the period.
Yet, Gremio could have look back at their home form in the Copa Libertadores to garner some confidence. They had won all their four home matches with a goal aggregate of 13-4.
On the other hand, Botafogo are in decent form. With a 2-0 win against Santos on the weekend, the team extended their unbeaten streak to four games with wins in three. Also, they kept clean sheets in three matches on the bounce.
However, Botafogo have an underwhelming away record at the Copa Libertadores. Only 2 wins came from the last 10, drew and lost 4 each.
Gremio vs Botafogo: Head-to-head
Botafogo won in three of the last five meetings with Gremio, drew and lost 1 each. Prior to that, Gremio were unbeaten in six with 5 wins and a draw.
At home, Gremio won 3 and lost 1 from the last four meetings with Botafogo. Moreover, they lost just 2 of the last 15 home matches with Botafogo, picking 10 wins in total along side 3 draws.
Gremio vs Botafogo: Prediction
Home advantage come in handy for Gremio, but they need to do better in front of goal. Botafogo rarely fared at this stadium, but their recent form could boost the confidence. To be fair, it is hard to separate the teams on paper and therefore betting on full-time result involves high risk. It is a better option to look into the under goal markets, especially when considering Gremio’s problems in scoring goals.
Gremio vs Botafogo: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals for 1.55 odds with Unibet is a potential banker.
First Half to end in a draw for 2.00 with Unibet.